A Scientist's approach to the Book of Mormon
The day starts early at 6AMPack up the briefcase with the Laboratory Glassware, Beakers, Flasks, Test Tubes,Measuring Cylinders, Thermometers, Hotplates and Burners,Ph strips, Photometers,Mycology supplies,calibration weights, stands lamps, boss heads, pipettes and digital scales.Log sheets,Empiric reports,data records and multimedia recorder and last of all the subjectmatter...The Book of Mormon.
is a mathematicalequationthat predicts observed results, but is derivedfrom experiment or conjecture and directly fromfirst principles.Observed results...predicting observed results. There had to be an answer.This Book of Mormon thing that everybody is questioning, there has to be an answer!I want a result...I am going to settle this once in for all!All loaded into the van and ready to go, time to head on down to the laboratory.The highway is still lit from the mercury lighting as dawn approaches.I roll up to the lab and start unloading the gear. It's a lengthy process. No one walks the halls of the laboratory,it's really peaceful and quiet. Perfect for my questwithout distractions.The beakers and flasks are systematically filled with inert elements. Hotplate and burnersheated. Ph stripes laid out in in coloured sequence with pipettes connected by rubber hosesready for testing.Measuring cylinders prepared for analysis. Digital scales calibrated for weight.If there is weight to this theory of belief in such a Book, I want to see the evidence. Now for the subject matter....The Book of MormonThe last item to come out of the briefcase. Neatly laid out on the table next to all the instruments.I am now ready to record and log the testimony of its pages and subject matter.