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TitleProgression and Retrogression
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1919
AuthorsSmith, Joseph Fielding
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number6
Date PublishedApril 1919
KeywordsAdam (Prophet); Book of Mormon; Evolution; Pride Cycle; Progression

In rebuttal to the theory of evolution, this article points out that the first man on earth was intelligent, kept records, and knew the gospel. Then the children of men rebelled and fell into a degenerate state. Ancient America and the Book of Mormon are good examples of progression and retrogression.