This is a totally false equivalence. There IS a MASSIVE coverup effort to destroy all evidence of any significant civilization in America pre-Columbus (including evidence of giants). You can watch this video for more info: Jim Viera - Research of Giant Skeletons / RemainsTrueFaith wrote: ↑November 24th, 2021, 9:17 am "So much has been systematically destroyed and lost (example: look at the giants' remains that were destroyed; I have seen in other discussion these could perhaps have been the Jaredites and it makes sense!) in the colonization effort, but of course that was foretold."
This is the heart of "evidence" for the Heartlander theorists: it was destroyed so there is none.
It's the same argument that UFO and Holocaust Conspiracy Theorists use: "Hitler destroyed the gas chambers and all the documents, that's why they don't exist!"
You can also ruminate on the fact that the founders of the Smithsonian had fathers who were preachers from Palmyra that detested Joseph Smith:
- https://bookofmormonevidence.org/native ... sely-lost/
- https://bookofmormonevidence.org/john-w ... _of_Mormon
Just because sometimes there really is no evidence for certain falsehoods (e.g., "masks save lives", "Russia hacked the election", "Trump raped dozens of women", etc.), doesn't mean that there is no such thing as a conspiracy to destroy evidence and cover things up!!! There are definitely conspiracies to cover things up, all over the place in the modern world today!!! Joseph Smith said: "I never hear of a man being damned for believing too much; but they are damned for unbelief." (TPJS 374)