Author Archives: SteveP

Peck Book Gift Giving Guide

So once again you are wrestling with the seasonal conundrum of which of my books to give to your loved ones this Christmas. Of course, if you really loved them you would go for the ultimate gift and get them … Continue reading

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Deep Geneology

Don’t forget to check out my post at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship Blog on deep genealogy.

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A New Book and Discussion: Wandering Realities

My new book, Wandering Realities, was recently released by Zarahemla Books. I was thinking that some of the stories might be worth discussing, as they deal with spiritual, scientific, and ethical conundrums. Even so they are mostly fun. Look at … Continue reading

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Shall we discuss my story Démodé before computers do it for us?

Well it’s a new year and my one New Year’s Resolution was to revive this into a living and breathing blog again. So let’s start the new year with a discussion on my first Nature paper, well actually it’s Nature … Continue reading

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How the Mother of Vampiro Rojo de Santanás Died at the Hand of the Ethicless Thing

I’ve been too busy of late to write any science posts, but here is a little science fiction piece of mine that was just published today. The title probably leaves you with questions, but first, for your convenience, let me … Continue reading

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Why evolution matters to LDS Theology

There seems to be a temptation to borrow Christian fundamentalist creationist ideas and literature and twist it into a muddle that LDS theology should embrace. As if taking things from middle ages theologies and slapping it onto the restoration was … Continue reading

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Death, the Fall, and Darwin: Roman Legions of Death, Part 2 of 7

So to begin. Assume that the story that science tells is tout court correct. That humans evolved from apelike ancestors and have existed as a species for roughly two-hundred thousand years and became behaviorally modern about fifty-thousand years ago. They … Continue reading

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Death, the Fall, and Darwin: A More Harmonious Reading, Part 1 of 7

This is being posted semi-concurrently at BCC (Posted there about a week earlier than here). ‘There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!’ snarled Voldemort. ‘You are quite wrong.’ said Dumbledore . . . —————– Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the … Continue reading

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Scholar of Moab makes Ben Park’s ‘Nearly Essential Readings’ in Mormonism for Members!

Ben Park has compiled a list of Essential Readings in Mormonism that includes both fiction and non-fiction. After listing 10 essential reads, he adds a list of ‘Nearly Essential Reads’ which includes The Scholar of Moab. Wonder why? You know … Continue reading

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Clark Monson on Wolves

President Monson’s son weighed in on the debate about introducing wolves back into Utah with one of the most insightful articles written on the subject. It ends with this: As Latter-day Saints, we are doctrinally obligated to preserve the Lord’s … Continue reading

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