110 years ago today - 110 years ago - Oct 14, 1909

"The [First] Presidency read the article on the origin of man written by O.F. Whitney... As it will go out under our names the Presidency made a few changes." Published in Nov., the statement responds to the theory of organic evolution by affirming that Adam was the first man and progenitor of the human race. The statement does not deny the possibility of biological evolution preceding Adam. Its author believes in reincarnation.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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