Author Archives: J. Max Wilson

To Hell in a Handbasket – Conflating Prosperity and Peace with Righteousness

Some years ago a psychologist with whom I was acquainted described a study that was done at Brigham Young University in which Mormon college students were purportedly shown pictures of people or families and asked to rate which were more righteous. … Continue reading

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Official LDS Magazine Provides a Detailed Account of the Translation of the Book of Mormon

In recent decades, some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have developed an oversimplified understanding of the process by which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Some have placed undue emphasis on artistic renditions of … Continue reading

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Conway’s Law + Wiio’s Laws = Software!

Conway’s Law: “Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” http://melconway.com/Home/Conways_Law.html I think there is a lot of merit in the idea that a designed system, … Continue reading

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LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson Did NOT Say that it is Okay for LDS Members to Support Same-Sex Marriage

Even though the partial transcript I made of an interview with LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson is a few months old, in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, the post has received a considerable number … Continue reading

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