This post is research that goes directly against the claims in the Book of Mormon. If you find that offensive, please skip this post. Thanks.
So this research is VERY interesting to me. I have found the arguments made by Mormon apologists and by “anti” sources persuasive. I would see the side by side comparison of View of the Hebrews and The Book of Mormon and the two books seemed pretty similar. Then I would read about Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon and that made it sound like the BOM could potentially be an ancient text.
This research has potential to be a completely different level of research compared to arguments on both sides (at least potentially). The reason I say this is because this research is analyzing thousands of books and comparing the phraseology in thousands of texts to the phraseology of the Book of Mormon. I also love that the author tells people, in his own personal blog, to be cautious about the results of his research until other researchers have peer-reviewed his work. This suggests, to me, that this man is actually interested in scientific truth, rather than being right (at least compared to many researchers who are only trying to prove their predetermined conclusion correct). Anyway, it is pretty mind-blowing for me and I am thinking about it a lot right now, so check it out!
If you can’t watch the whole thing, watch starting at about minute 38, where he presents his original research. Let me know what you think!