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It could be 20 or 30 years until we can build a laser big enough
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Quinn received the Leonard J. Arrington Award, bestowed annually on a scholar for distinguished and outstanding service to Mormon history.

Selection committee chairman Thomas G. Alexander said Quinn’s 1987 book “Early Mormonism and the Magic World View” was “a prize-winning, imaginative and path-breaking study of the relationship between traditional folk magic and early Mormonism.”

“Quinn’s book laid out … the arguments tying Mormonism to the hermetic tradition.

“Two biographies of President J. Reuben Clark … offer well-considered insights into the life of an extraordinary leader of the LDS. Church.”

Alexander said three of Quinn’s books on the Mormon hierarchy “are meticulous studies of the business, cultural and familial relationships of church leadership.”

“Although a controversy surrounded ‘Same Sex Dynamics among 19th Century Americans: A Mormon Example,’ the book broke new ground in Mormon studies,” Alexander said.
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What I find most interesting about this is that near the end of her life, in 1882, Sylvia told Josephine that she was the daughter of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” The statement was recorded in an affidavit given by Josephine in 1915. Now, it turns out that DNA shows that Sylvina was wrong, and that Josephine was actually the daughter of Sylvia's then husband Lyon.

What that means is that Joseph was having sex with Sylvina (so that she would think that Joseph could be Josephine's daughter) during a time when she was ALSO having sex with her then husband Lyon (so that he could actually be the father). This pretty much blows out of the water the theory that Joseph didn't practice ongoing polyamory, but instead only took women who had ended their physical relationships with their legal husbands. Here we have pretty concrete evidence that he had sex with a woman who was still having an ongoing sexual relationship with her legal husband.

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A century-old question about whether Josephine Lyon was the child of founding LDS prophet Joseph Smith Jr. from a polygamous marriage to her mother was addressed Saturday on the concluding day of the
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Mark Salter is the former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain and was a senior adviser to the McCain for President campaign.
There are many reasons to vote against Donald Trump. Let me cite the most obvious. He’s an ignoramus whose knowledge of public issues is more superficial than an occasional newspaper...
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Love doesn’t just come in pairs. Is it time that marriage laws recognise the fact?
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For two Mormon men in love in southern Utah, the Church of Latter-day Saints' anti-LGBT policy was devastating enough. When Church elders doubled down, they did, too​
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Check this out... it's long, but ... HOLY COW! WOW! This is worth reading!
A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.
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Part 2 is out. (or, has been for a while, I missed it).
Mormonism began as such a radical, non-traditional Christian movement, it’s strange now that evangelical scholars are showing Latter-day Saints how to appropriate critical scholarship; but th…
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(RNS) I want you. God says I can't want you. So I must kill you. Was this what happened in Orlando?
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  • Brigham Young University
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    BS, with minor in Ancient Near Eastern History, and served on the Ballroom Dance Team. followed by MS and PhD.
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I am a Transhumanist Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Possibilian, and a Bayesian Utilitarian. I have a PhD in computer science, and a minor in Ancient Near Eastern history. As a graduate student I taught Pearl of Great Price, Isaiah, and the Book of Mormon in the BYU Ancient Scripture department. I am currently a scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory doing ensemble machine learning research and computer assisted radiographic image analysis. My interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, linguistics, consciousness, comparative ritual, RC model planes, and photography.
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James L. Carroll has a PhD in computer science, and a minor in Ancient Near Eastern history. He taught institute for several years. As a graduate student he taught Pearl of Great Price, Isaiah, and the Book of Mormon part time in the BYU Ancient Scripture department. 

He is currently a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, doing ensemble machine learning research and computer assisted raidographic analysis for nuclear stockpile stewardship. 

His interests involve artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, linguistics, epistemology, consciousness, comparative ritual, and photography. A current list of his publications is available here: http://james.jlcarroll.net/publications/.

His home page is http://james.jlcarroll.net

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I attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation. I am culturally Mormon. And in belief I am a theist leaning possibilian transhumanist.

Politics: Moderate conservative

My political views are a jumble of utilitarian, libertarian, conservative, and progressive ideas. And I know what you are thinking, and I revel in the contradiction. I am a moderate first, and I am the enemy of partisanism, and extremism, which I think are the causes of most of the world's problems. 
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