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What's the link between golf courses and the Marquis de Sade?
The truth will mow you over! Learn more from National Lawn Care Now! A grassroots organization fighting for nationalized lawn care, opposing the Big Lawn Care Companies (BiLCC)--a secret cartel now directed by Sod-dam Hussein.
And find out why President Bush enlisted NLCN! for his new Homeyard Security program.
One of my most visited pages. A grassroots organization fighting for nationalized lawn care. It's your right! And read the press release about Homeyard Security to find out why Bush has enlisted NLCN! for his Homeland Security program.
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Y2K deja vu! It's old, but just as useless as it was in 1999 as the world braced for the end of all civilization at the dawn of a new millenmium of chaos. (Turns out there was nothing to worry about - total chaos and the end of sanity was a full 10 years away.) My Minus Y2K page helps keep you informed by reviewing the related disaster that toppled ancient Egypt (once just as advanced as we are today) and caused all the plagues that freed the Hebrew slaves. If it happened to Egypt then, it could happen to us. And maybe that's not so bad after all.
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A free customizable letter to help you save the soul of anybody messed with a "cult"--the word cult being used according to the standard definition of leading countercult ministers (i.e., any form of belief, religious or otherwise, that you do not share).
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NEW! Another major story first reported by JeffLindsay.com, your total news source for questionable archeology. What is the meaning of the three manifestations of Baal discovered in an ancient Canaanite shrine? Hint: Some things never change.
A web page on some of my work with an exciting new recursive function that I call the "two-dimensional factorial." It was derived in obtaining an improved solution to a classical probability problem. You can read this work as a web page or as a Word document (200 k). This was puoblished in a peer-reviewed journal, the Mathematical Scientist.
Based on my resume, this is the kind of self-congratulatory trivia that turns most stomachs. So skip it. (Oh, I forgot to mention that I was teacher's pet in 3rd grade. Documentary proof available upon request.)
Fairly extensive, with links to many "LDS FAQ" pages. These pages give answers to frequently asked questions about Latter-day Saint beliefs. This is based on my e-mail correspondence with numerous inquirers (and critics). My own views--so beware! This now includes answers to questions about love, marriage, and morality.
Examines some apparent clashes between modern biblical scholarship and the Book of Mormon, such as the notion that the Exodus theme woven into Nephi's account is anachronistic because modern scholars think the Exodus story was a late fabrication that someone like Nephi could not have alluded to in 600 B.C. Also looks at the problem of Nephi citing passages of Isaiah that many scholars think were written long after 600 B.C. by "Deutero-Isaiah."
A lengthy and heavily documented article (260 kB of text, about 80 pages or so) in my LDSFAQ area dealing with the controversial issue of DNA evidence and the Book of Mormon. Specifically, I address the bogus claim that DNA testing of Native Americans proves that the migrations described in the Book of Mormon did not occur. A PDF version of this article has been posted at the Church's LDS.org Website at https://www.lds.org/newsroom/files/jeff_lindsay_dna.pdf. My article and four others from the November 2003 issue of The Journal of Book of Mormon Studies were once available, at "LDS.org.
Surveys some of the vast body of ancient documents that confirm numerous details in the Book of Abraham that are not found in the Bible, and could not have been known to Joseph Smith. This is actually Part 3 of three pages dealing with common questions and objections to the Book of Abraham. Part 1 deals primarily with questions about the source of the Book of Abraham, including a discussion of the original scrolls and the existing papyrus fragments, as well as the Egyptian papers. Part 2 deals with the content of the book and Joseph Smith's comments on three Egyptian drawings that have been attached to the published Book of Abraham.
Deals with interesting internal evidence for authenticity of the Book of Mormon found in 2 Nephi 12, which quotes Isaiah 2. In my research, I found some interesting (but still tentative) examples of what appear to be an authentic Hebrew poetical form in the Book of Mormon known to scholars as "paired tricola"--a form unrecognized in Joseph Smith's day. Take a look and let me know your thoughts. Posted July 1, 2001.
A new LDSFAQ page answering common questions about dating, marrying in or out of the Church, morality, and so forth. These topics have resulted in many questions recently--often from non-LDS people dating Mormons. I hope this page will help. Expect many more answers to be added soon.
This page deals with the rather sloppy but widely circulated statements made by a department at the Smithsonian Institution--but made without the benefit of adequate knowledge of either Mesoamerica or the Book of Mormon. The Smithsonian Statement is embarrassingly out of date and needs significant revision. Many issues are covered, including transoceanic voyaging and allegedly missing items such as silk.
Hard data show the folly of this popular fad--replacing current high school schedules with fewer, longer class periods. Updated regularly. This page grew so large that it has been split into five parts (the link above is for Part 1). There is also an additional page giving my response to critics of Dr. Bateson's studies and of my page.
A parody page I created about a support group to encourage secondary education teachers to keep on using COLLAGE as an all-purpose educational tool. ACNE is a fictitious organization, but the concerns behind it are real--though overblown. The prevalence of collage for homework assignments and class projects in high school is one of the smaller problems in the world of education--but I still had fun with this page. Be sure to check out the real collage there, too.
Another recent gallery is Singapore photos from 2009. My brief visit to Singapore in October 2009 was focused on innovation and intellectual property (plus promoting my book, Conquering Innovation Fatigue). That left little time for photography - but I still managed to take a few shots. Well, a few dozen. OK, several hundred. I offer a few of my favorites.
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