# Monthly Archives: July 2014

## Why Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment

The purpose of this post is not to argue the merits or morality of homosexual behavior (that post is forthcoming). Rather, the purpose here will be to demonstrate that there is nothing discriminatory toward homosexuals when defining marriage in accord with (DOMA § 3): In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.1www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-104hr3396enr/pdf; emphasis …

Posted in Law, Politics.

## Calculating the Probability of Abiogenesis

There is a misconception prevalent in society today: the Darwinian theory of evolution by way of natural selection acting on random variation explains the origin of life. Ignoring for the moment whether or not the theory accurately explains the origin of the species, the fact of the matter is that the Darwinian theory says nothing with respect to how life began. Thus, proponents of naturalism are forced into the position of conjoining Darwinism with the theory of abiogenesis—the view that organic molecules and subsequent simple life forms first originated from inorganic substances. Naturally (excuse the pun), naturalists must posit that this process was purely unguided; all of the inorganic components of the hypothetical first living cell (hereafter, FLC) …

Posted in Biology.

## Extending the BGV Theorem to Cosmogonic Models that Posit an Infinite Contraction

You all will have to forgive me for making such a technical post as this blog’s first; it just so happens that this has been the topic of my recent research. Sorry. For those of you who do not know, there was a kinematic incompleteness theorem proven in 2003 that (in very non-technical terms) demonstrates that any universe that has been, on average, expanding throughout its history, cannot be eternal to the past, but must have an past spacetime boundary (i.e., a beginning). It just so happens that our universe has been, by all appearances, expanding throughout its history. However, there have been many attempts to craft highly speculative cosmogonic …

Have you ever heard someone ask, “If God is omniscient (i.e., all-knowing) and therefore already knows what I am going to choose, then how am I free to choose?” What the question is fundamentally asking is, How can God’s omniscience and human libertarian free will possibly coexist?Before answering the question, let us first define some terms. The standard definition of omniscience says that, for any person $S$, $S$ is omniscient if and only if $S$ knows all true propositions and believes no false proposition. What this entails is that God, being omniscient, must know the truth value of all future tense propositions (e.g., Jones will sign with the Saints); He …