Can you tell what is wrong with the following statements?
Nephi knew all about steam-boats and the compass 2400 years ago.
Alexander Campbell, "Delusions," Millennial Harbinger, 7 February, 1831: 83.
I had read the Book of Mormon enough to find in the terms "gunpowder, mariner's compass," and several others introduced into a silly story . . . . There are also references to pistols and other fire arms.
Christian Watchman, 5 May, 1837.
These Jews [Lehi and his family] are supposed to have emigrated from Jerusalem . . . . A mysterious wheel rolls before them to guide them, and an equally mysterious instrument directs them on the sea.
W. Sparrow Simpson, Mormonism: Its History, Doctrines and Practices. London: 1853,