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"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) / 1915 Print of "The World's New Hope" by artist Jean Delville. Wonders of the Bible Collection. May God Bless You … Today and Every Day! LIKE US NOW to see great Christian images throughout the upcoming 2019 year!
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I am now back home and resting after my inaugural "NASA Lunar LASER Ranging Experiments: Proof of Young Earth?" presentation at the second annual Creation Celebration Conference in Newark, Delaware. Shown here in this photo (taken before I left), I am holding a lunar meteorite moon rock sample (NWA5000) in tweezers, next to a retroreflector held in an Edmund Scientific optics mount, on top of a Thor Labs post (I saw my first laser beam and 3D hologram at Edmunds showroom waaaay back in 1968!).
The presentation was very well-received, and I hope that -- at the very least -- I was able to demystify the technical aspects of the Lunar Laser experiments, as well as the project itself: What were the Apollo Laser experiments? What is a Laser? What is a retroreflector? How do they work? Where are they located on the moon? How does it all tie in to the Biblical account of creation?
Along with the technical, I also took the liberty to compare the complexities and variables of a 4.5 billion year age of the earth (old earth), and then went on to show the mathematical simplistic beauty of God's placement of the moon on day four of creation for a young earth. Here I am referring to a "young earth" as the creation of our universe in six, twenty-four hour days, six-thousand years ago via the literal chronology of the Christian Holy Bible.
Whether one is learning about the theories behind an “old earth” at 4.5 billion years, or a “young earth” at circa 6,000 years, it nearly always appears to be a complex, complicated affair. Biblical based proponents spout just as many complexities and variables as our non-Biblical counterparts. I've seen examples of both sides giving the moon multiple thousands upon thousands of miles of varying distances.
The main thrust of my own presentation was to ask the question "what if the moon is right where God originally placed it?". With this viewpoint, combined with the data compiled by the NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments, the moon would have had a gain in distance of only 800 feet / 244 meters since creation. Therefore, an average distance of 239,000 miles / 384,633 kilometers at creation remains an average distance of 239,000 miles / 384,633 kilometers today.
As a 2x MENSA organization keynote address speaker I will say this: "It just makes sense".
And, until some other theory makes more sense (to me), I'm sticking with it. :)
I then gave a short demonstration utilizing a low-power laser with both a plane mirror and a retroreflector. I included a laser plasma tube for attendees to examine, and used it to explain how a gas laser works. There were also 3D laser holograms and various examples of micro / nano scripture on display. Attendees then had the opportunity to "Touch the Moon" ... a very popular activity utilizing a lunar meteorite moon rock ... a piece of the famous NWA5000. Not many people can say that the have touched the moon! The moon is God's creation, too!
My presentation was one of about a dozen creation based presentations throughout the day. There are plans for a third annual conference in 2019.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Next month (November) I will be in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More info. on that soon.
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The World's Smallest BIBLE in 1941. It was special to men and women in the armed forces. It included a message from then (1941) President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt: "As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel, and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt." This is part of the Wonders of the Bible collection. God Bless You … Today and Every Day! AND … Remember to Love Others just as Jesus Loves YOU!
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Update: I now have a web page dedicated to the micro script handwriting of Thomas Edison. It gives a bit of history on micro and nano scripture, but focuses primarily on Edison and his Lord's Prayer. You can access the page HERE (web page is McAfee secure).
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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We take plastics for granted in the 21st century. But, at one time, it was a never-before-seen futuristic material. If you look up the history of plastic, many sources state that modern plastic was a 20th century invention. However, its very first appearance to the public was as a mouldable resin at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, USA, as shown in this right-eye view of a 19th century stereograph. Note how it lists the display as "Plastic Figurines".
1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, USA. The first official World's Fair in the United States. 37 countries were represented, and nearly 10 million people visited from around thw world. This photo is of the full, 3-D stereoview featuring one of the religious displays. It was promoting a new mouldable resin that would become today's plastic.
The Centennial Photographic Company was the exclusive 3D photographers for the Exhibition, issuing more than 4,000 stereo view cards.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Selection taken from vintage 3D View-Master reel "Jesus Christ: His Youth, Disciples, Miracles", circa 1940's / 50's. May GOD BLESS YOU throughout this week!
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graphy eventually led to microfilm; which then led to micro photo lithography; which led to today's computer chips, smart phones, and space programs. My Wonders of the Bible collection may very well be the largest holding of micro- and nano typographic Biblical scripture in the world today. God Bless You … Today and Every Day! AND … remember to love others, just as Jesus Christ loves YOU!
Monday, August 13, 2018
This is a souvenir of the solemn exposition of the Holy Shroud, Turin Italy, May 1898. Only a very limited number of commemoratives were issued (some say only 100 pieces), and each piece was touched to the Shroud of Turin with the approval of the ecclesiastical authority. It is also considered historically important because it is the last iconographic depiction of the Shroud before the famous first photographs were taken by Secondo Pia. The center piece shows what the image in the Shroud looked like when viewing it with the unaided eye. There are people that believe the Shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ … and there are people that do not. Regardless, the Shroud of Turin is the most scientifically studied ancient artifact in world history. May God Bless You Today … and Every Day!
(above) close-up detail of the 1898 Shroud of Turin Commemorative Cloth. One has to be viewing the cloth at a certain angle in order for the image in the cloth to become visible. It has been stated that the actual Shroud of Turin relies on viewer geometry as well for the best image.
(above) close-up detail of the illustrated depiction of the Shroud Image. This may be the closest that one can come to actually seeing the Shroud Image without actually being at an exhibition.
(above) a photographic negative reversal of the image (black and white).
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Believe It or Not: This 1649 engraving of the Veil of Saint Veronica was made with one non-stop, outwardly spiraling line.
The engraver, Claude Mellan, turned and adjusted his engraving pen -- thicker and thinner, starting at the tip of the nose (shown above) -- as he continued to rotate the plate with his other hand.
The line never stops. When you view it up close, it is just a spiral. When viewed far away, it is the face of Jesus Christ.
God Bless You -- Today and Every Day!
Monday, July 16, 2018
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Let's make July 2018 "Shroud of Turin" month here at Wonders of the Bible. This post shows a commemorative post card from the 1933 exhibition of the Holy Shroud in Turin, Italy. I'll have more postings coming up. And, as always, "God Bless You Today ... and Every Day!".