Browsing: Debunked

Some claim that the United States was founded by secularists, others claim that all of the founders were Christians that founded a Christian nation. Well what does all this mean? Are both these claims just opposite extremes?

Chances are, you have been guilty of using this phrase; I know that I have in the past. Since the phrase has never felt quite right to me, I figured I’d better do a little research and see if I can find out what the deal is.

Was Nephi justified in beheading Laban? On the surface it seems that Nephi did something terrible, but in context of the crimes Laban had committed and the Law of Moses, we will see that justice was in fact done.

Alonzo L. Gaskill, an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, brilliantly debunks the “Seal of Melchizedek” myth while sustaining the idea that, yes, we can create our own new meanings for symbols in our day.

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.