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“[Michael Crawford’s] work shows that Amerisraelite Lamanites could not possibly have been the ‘principle ancestors of the American Indians,’ as claimed in the current introduction to the Book of Mormon… [Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes and Russian geneticist Miroslav Derenko] have substantiated Crawford’s conclusion through agreement that ‘the Indian gene pool is Siberian, not Middle Eastern.’”

Thomas Murphy, American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 15 May 2002), 53.