Refuting the errors of Jonathan Neville and the Heartland hoax

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dueling Thomas Sowell quotes

It may surprise Jonathan Neville to know that he and I are both fans of economist and social theorist Thomas Sowell.

Today, in response to Neville’s quotation of one of Sowell’s tweets that Neville clearly intended as a jab at “M2C,”* I respond with a Sowell quote that’s directed toward Heartlanders in general and Neville in particular:
“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” — Thomas Sowell
As this humble blog has demonstrated over the last eight months, Neville’s constant and continual misrepresentation, bias confirmation, use of logical fallacies and ad hominem, childish behavior, and lack of self awareness amply demonstrate that he doesn’t know enough to realize how ignorant he is when it comes to interpreting the Book of Mormon and the writings of Joseph Smith and other early Church leaders. To put it another way:
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” — Unknown
(See also the Dunning-Kruger Effect.)

—Peter Pan

* “M2C” is Jonathan Neville’s acronym for the theory that the Book of Mormon took place in Mesoamerica and that the hill Cumorah in the Book of Mormon is not the same hill in New York where Joseph Smith received the plates of Mormon.


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