It could be very helpful to have these evidences in one easily accessible place. Such a collection could help people everywhere make informed decisions.
Maybe you've seen ad such as these:
These ads look great. You click on the link and go to the website.
Then, at the bottom of the page, we see the mark of M2C and we realize something's up.
Sure enough, Evidence Central is yet another vehicle to promote the theories of the M2C citation cartel.
A moment's reflection may remind us that the first principle of the gospel is faith, specifically faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Next is repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost.
"Reliance on evidence" doesn't make the list. Actually, the Articles of Faith don't mention or imply that "reliance on evidence" has anything to do with the gospel. They are Articles of Faith, not Articles of Evidence.
People can believe whatever they want, but it does no one any good to simply censor the teachings of the prophets while promoting scholarly theories as "evidence."
The scriptures do mention evidence a few times. For example, Helaman 5:50 explains,
"And it came to pass that they did go forth, and did minister unto the people, declaring throughout all the regions round about all the things which they had heard and seen, insomuch that the more part of the Lamanites were convinced of them, because of the greatness of the evidences which they had received."