Simon Southerton is an Australian plant geneticist. Southerton published the book Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church. The book uses genetic evidence to examine the historical accuracy of The Book of Mormon and related claims about the Lamanite people. Southerton was a member of the LDS Church, but after the book was published, the church charged him with inappropriate sexual relations with a woman other than his wife; in an email sent to the Associated Press he stated he was excommunicated for being too vocal regarding the results of the Genomics Project DNA. However, members of the church disciplinary council contended that the excommunication had nothing to do with the book.
- "Web site resume - Dr Simon Southerton: unlocking the genetic secrets of trees". Retrieved 2009-08-05.[unreliable source?]
- Southerton, Simon G. (2004). Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church. Signature Books. ISBN 1-56085-181-3.
- "Web site article discussion excommunication of Southerton". Retrieved 2007-12-08.[unreliable source?]
- "Southerton's account of disciplinary hearing". Retrieved 2007-12-07.[unreliable source?]
- Simon Southerton blog
- Southerton's rebuttal to apologist's criticism of his book
- The FARMS Review of Southerton's book
- Apologist criticism of book
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