Michael D. Coe is one of the world’s foremost experts on the Maya. In his 6th edition of his book The Maya, Coe says the following on page 41:
In spite of over six decades of research, there is little agreement among archaeologists as to when the first settlement of the New World took place. Some geologists have held that the initial colonization of this hemisphere must have been made by Siberian peoples crossing over the Bering Strait land bridge at about 14,000 years ago, during the last maximum of the Pleistocene when the sea level was far lower than it is today. Yet long before this, boats must have been available to the peoples of Eurasia, for recent evidence shows that Australia, which was never connected to Asia by a land bridge, was settled as far bas as 50,000 years ago. The presence or absence of a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska is thus not necessarily relevant to the problem, for the first Americans may well have taken a maritime route.
Why is it that as the years go by the Book of Mormon story keeps becoming more and more plausible, instead of the other way around? This shouldn’t be happening if it were a fake.
Thanks to Lord Kerry Shirts for pointing this out in his famous youtube videos.