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I'm Dave, and I love Objective-C.

My Projects:

  • DDMathParser - a library for parsing NSString objects as mathematical expressions and evaluating them
  • CHCSVParser - a library for reading and writing CSV files
  • DDUnitConverter - a simple library for converting between units
  • StackKit - a framework for using the StackExchange API.

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My answers and opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent my employer's views in any way.


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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment Why did Jesus refer to humans as salt?
+1 Very interesting. The verse in 1 Corinthians you cited takes on deeper meaning when you consider that salt kills yeast.
Apr
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revised What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
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Apr
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comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt clearly, I disagree. :)
Apr
10
answered What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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awarded  Caucus
Jul
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awarded  Informed
Jun
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comment Has God created anything since he rested on the 7th day?
@Jas3.1 It does kind of sound sarcastic, I guess. :) My opinion is that because of this, we're actually still in the "sixth day" of Creation. Man is still being created, thus His labor hasn't yet finished.
Apr
11
comment Does the Mormon doctrine of exaltation implicitly require acknowledging the existence of sentient extra-terrestrial life?
+1 although I'll point out that nowhere does it say that these worlds are in "our universe". It just says "other worlds".
Jan
14
comment God the Father's possession of a body of flesh and bones
I'd also like to point out this passage from D&C 88, where it talks about the light of Christ "filling the immensity of space".
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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awarded  Enlightened
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
6
revised What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
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Oct
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answered What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
Oct
6
comment What is an LDS general conference?
+1 Great answer. Just two nitpicks: "As all male members are considered Priests" - this isn't true, as not all men hold the Priesthood (although most do). Also "[the teachings] are considered canonical..." - again, not quite true. In order for something to be Official Doctrine, it must be ratified as such by the members of the Church. (This is a very common misconception, even among Mormons) Doctrine is only found in the four standard works, the official declarations, and the Articles of Faith.
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
comment What is the significance of the inverted pentagram symbols on the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City?
+1 Matthew B. Brown's book Symbols in Stone talks about this too, and declares the inverted star to be symbolic of the Morning Star (Venus) and thus a symbol of Jesus Christ. (He declares Himself the "bright and morning star")