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Hi I'm Dave

I'm an engineer, scientist, and astronomer. I love being with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I love my family. I have a beautiful, intelligent wife and several wonderful kids. I'd rather spend time with them than do anything else. I also like to fly fish, snow ski, and do math. I've been interested in science since a young age, especially the space sciences. I am an amateur astronomer and a professional engineer. I play with robots and lasers all day and they actually pay me to do it.

Why I am a Mormon

I've tried several times to convince myself that there is not a god, but each time I have failed. First I looked to astronomy and cosmology for proof that the universe could exist without a God. The deeper I've dug the more I've realized that evidence of God is written everywhere. He has left his fingerprints among the stars. Then I studied biological evolution as a replacement for God. But once again God has left his mark on all aspects of life. It has been really enlightening for me to learn how God has created our physical bodies. Many religious principles, especially agency, can be found in evolution. I have also considered economics and psychology. Everything I study seems to bear witness to the reality of God. All of nature bears witness to the reality of God. It is because of these witnesses that I believe in God. I am a Christian because of the Bible and Book of Mormon. In order for any religion to be true, it needs to show that it has been established among different civilizations without any contact between them. The Bible and Book of Mormon are separate books of scripture, written by separate civilizations, and teach the same religion. That is the religion of Jesus Christ. To my knowledge, there is no other religion which has been practiced by separate groups of people without direct contact between those people. So together, the Book of Mormon and Bible prove that Christianity is the true religion. I am a Mormon, and not a member of some other church, also because of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon provides an absolute test to the truthfulness of this Church. If the Book of Mormon is true, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints must be the only true Church because it is the only church, Christian or otherwise, that uses the book.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Jesus. I attend Church every Sunday. I am an assistant Boy Scout leader. I share the gospel with my friends.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Dave
The structure of the universe tells me there is a God. The way it is governed by natural laws and can be described mathematically tells me that an intelligence organized it all. The same applies to the existence of life. The information contained in DNA and the way organisms are organized tell me there is a God. Whether our own bodies and the bodies of the plants and animals around us got to their current state through evolution or direct creation is a matter of secondary importance next to the fact that life exists at all. Show more Show less