This explains everything we talk about on this blog.
“Don’t just follow the trend... boil things down to the most fundamental truths you can imagine and you reason up from there. This is a good way to figure out if something really makes sense or if it’s just what everyone else is doing.” | Elon Musk
It makes sense to boil down Church history regarding the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon. Then we see what Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery said all along makes the most sense. Joseph translated the engravings on the plates by means of the Urim and Thummim, and it's a fact that the hill Cumorah/Ramah is the same hill in western New York where Joseph obtained the plates.
Simple, clear, and rational.