Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2008, January 21

OUCH!! Plagiarism?? Anyway, I Was First :)

Filed under: Uncategorized — grego @ 6:01 am

Well, it was inevitable.

I mean, no one person can have a claim on insight, revelation, or anything else like that.

And I’m sure I’m not the first to have thought up everything…

But Val Larsen has a paper in BYU’s “Journal of Book of Mormon Studies” ( http://farms.byu.edu/display.php?table=jbms&id=430#13 )–published in 2007–that has many of the ideas that I published in 2006 (though I wonder if anyone is saying the same thing as I am right now, that I republished their “original” ideas)–writes without footnotes to me…  :(

I’ve read many blog posters recently who also have the same ideas that I mentioned in my posts on a discussion board earlier.

I imagine that they are finding these things out on their own.  But it doesn’t feel good to work, and then wonder if someone took it from you or not and gave themselves credit for it–especially for Val Larsen or BYU.

Anyway…  Once more, I was first.  :) 

I guess I’ll put a rush on this stuff, then. It seems it’s getting harder and harder to find “new” things in the Book of Mormon, and everyone’s publishing everyone else’s thoughts. Especially now with the internet and blogs, it’s a race!

P.S.  It’s very possible I’ve done the same in the other direction!  If so, please let me know. 

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