Continuing my discussion of what science does when it clashes with religion, and how religion reacts to the challenge. In this part I discuss the… Read More »Backyard Professor: 102: Science Vs. Mormonism; Religion in General as Well, Part 7
A more scientific look into the Mormon Doctrine of interpreting Genesis.
Continuing the saga of this complicated fascinating issue.
Continuing the discussion of Mormonism’s anti-intellectual and anti-science stances through time and how they need, drastically need to change this for today. Right now. Not… Read More »Backyard Professor: 097: Mormonism’s Problems with DNA & Evolution, Part 4
I continue to explore how Mormons deal with evolution from the leadership through to the scholarship.
Continuing discussing the problematic nature of Mormonism’s response to evolution.
A patron of mine asked me to discuss the Mormon issue of DNA in Pre-modern man and issues of evolution about Adam and Eve.
The final analysis of entheogenic usage in the Nauvoo Temple
The First Vision was entheogenic based. This is not to denigrate it, but to understand it.
I continue discussing the evidence for the reasons for the incredible amounts of Visionary experiences in Joseph Smith’s life and Early Mormonism, but which halted… Read More »Backyard Professor: 087: Joseph Smith & Entheogens: New Light on Mormon History, Part 3
I continue the saga of Joseph Smith using entheogenic materials in his sacraments in order to induce a higher more all inclusive level of spirituality… Read More »Backyard Professor: 086: New Light on Entheogens & Joseph Smith Part 2
I apparently jumped the gun on a racist incident at BYU for which I apologize for, and then I share some new ideas on Joseph… Read More »Backyard Professor: 085: My Apology to BYU & Mormonism & New Light on Joseph Smith’s Visions Part 1
I re-read Nibley’s article “Do Religion and History Conflict?” on the spur of the moment after years of ignoring it, in order to see my… Read More »Backyard Professor: 084: The Problem of Hugh Nibley – Refuting My Former Favorite Apologist
Some new dramatic and head shaking news. The things that make ya go Hmmm!
For my first Sunday School lesson, I am going to talk about the world and us. It’s a beautiful place as I show you this… Read More »Backyard Professor: 082: Sunday Morning Sunday School Lesson 1: Our Earth & Cosmos