Monday, January 21, 2013

Asking the Wrong Questions III

Mr. Lauer's third question is:
Who has access to view/study the Joseph Smith papyri [sic] in the LDS church’s possession?
Those who can best answer this question are the owner's of the papyri. I have made some observations about the process here.

The question can further be asked what can one gain by looking at the original that one cannot observe from the high resolution photographs available in this publication. Unless one has some specialized training working with papyri, I cannot see what a typical person would get that they could not get in the already available material.