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Dante Duran

I love math, science and Christian Apologetics but even more the Eternal Infallible Word of the Living God. I am working towards my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from John Brown University. In my spare time, I debate evolutionists, Atheistic and Theistic, on Khan Academy by the pseudonym "Calculaeus."

The Teleological Argument and the Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

The following is part of a faith-science integrating project for my Calculus III class this last semester. Part 1 was some hairy math and stuff concerning difference equations and its relation to the Fibonacci numbers. Part 2 was an application of…

December 29, 2015

The Self-Destructing Nature of Philosophical Naturalism in Fewer Than a Thousand Words

What is Naturalism? The #2 definition for Naturalism as given in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is “a theory denying that an event or object has a supernatural significance; specifically : the doctrine that scientific laws are adequate to account for…

November 1, 2015

Euthyphro’s Dilemma: The One True God Alone Defeats it – Dante Duran

In my previous article I argued that if evil exists objectively, then God must exist and then I made an explicit jump that that God must be the God of the Bible with the intention that I would give it…

August 29, 2015

The Reality of Moral Evil Implies the Existence of a Personal Moral Law Giver

It seems like every month there is another story of another shooting at some school, church, or other cultural center (e.g. movie theater). For the next week the nation staggers with the tragedy that someone could take so many loved…

August 2, 2015

Miracles: A Contradiction of Scientific Law?

For many believers and non-believers, miracles (especially, divine miracles) are understood as being the result of God’s temporary relaxation of natural laws. This perspective is both untrue and detrimental to the defense of our faith for the reason that natural…

July 1, 2015

The Role of Assumptions Part Two: The Nature of the Debate

Thinking and discovering (i.e. philosophy and science) both rest on a foundational platform of axioms which are unprovable assumptions necessary to even begin. There are two kinds of assumptions: one that is a present confidence in some knowledge gained in…

June 3, 2015

The Role of Assumptions Part One

An assumption is a preposition that is held without actual knowledge. An axiom is a special kind of assumption that is necessary in order for one to even know. An example of an axiom is the idea that the universe is uniform…

March 28, 2015

What Do We Know about Knowledge? Not Much

An Application of Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems and the Necessity of Reliance on God as the Foundation of Worldviews. (A publishing of a joint college paper written on the topic of “Faith Integration”) By: Dante Duran; Gabriel Lucciani Gödel’s Incompleteness…

January 28, 2015

The Tower of Babylon and the Out of Africa Hypothesis

Evolutionary Theory teaches that an older Homo Erectus lived in Africa for millions of years before experiencing near extinction around 50,000 years ago. Then these ten thousand or fewer individuals rapidly evolved into Homo Sapiens and spread from Africa to…

December 28, 2014

Four Reasons From Genesis Why Noah’s Flood Was Global in Nature:

Genesis 6:5-7,12,13,17 ; 7:23 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (6) And it repented the LORD that he had…

December 1, 2014