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What can a Laser tell us about Biblical Creation?There are more earth/moon, system/age creation theories than I have fingers and toes. Scholars and experts have labored throughout history creating their very own accounts of the origins of the universe (and our earth-moon system in particular). As such, there are plenty of theories to choose from. But Jesus Christ does not play the multiple choice game. My presentation demonstrates that there is only ONE choice, and that it can be verified through modern laser technology: God created the universe during six 24-hour days; circa 6,000 years ago; placed the moon on day four of creation; and that the earth-moon system has remained stable ever since.
Whether one is learning about the theories behind an "old earth" at 4.5 billion years (and counting), or a "young earth" at circa 6,000 years, it nearly always turns out to be a complex, complicated affair. You may ask: "What Biblical creation information can we derive from the compiled data of the NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments?". The answer is: "A LOT!".
Traditionally, many young earth proponents waste much time and effort to show how the 4.5 billion year evolutionary age theories of the earth are incorrect. I say forget it. If they don't match up with the Bible, they are ALL incorrect! My approach is different: I focus on how the young earth Biblical account of Genesis IS correct. Observationally correct. Mathematically correct. Miraculously correct.
Hello, my name is Frank DeFreitas. I have spent every day of my entire adult life working with the Nobel prize-winning fields of lasers and holography, co-wrote the world's best selling student instructional book on lasers and holography, and designed and built my own laser optical system for making 3D holograms. I am now happily retired, but continue to give presentations on Biblical based art, science and communication technologies.
It is November 2018. I am now back home after the second annual Creation Celebration Conference in Newark, Delaware, and my inaugural presentation of "NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments: Proof of Young Earth?". Shown here in this photo (taken before I left), I am holding a lunar meteorite moon rock sample (NWA 5000) in tweezers, next to a retroreflector held in an Edmund Scientific optics mount (I saw my first laser beam and 3D hologram at Edmunds showroom as a kid ... 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 NASA Apollo program Lunar Laser experiments: What is a Laser? How do they work? What were the NASA Apollo Laser experiments? What is a retroreflector? How does it function? Where are they located on the moon? How does it all tie in to the Biblical account of creation? Why is the truth about Genesis an important foundation of our faith?
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, to 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 chronology of the first book of Moses, Genesis, in the Christian Holy Bible.
Using a safe, low-power classroom laser, I gave a demonstration showing how we bounce laser beams off the moon, utilizing an actual retroreflector assembly. I included a larger laser plasma tube for attendees to examine, and I used it to explain how a gas laser operates. 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 with a lunar meteorite moon rock ... a piece of the famous NWA 5000. Not many people can say that they have touched the moon! After all, the moon is God's creation, too!
Upon completion of my presentation, attendees were (hopefully) more knowledgeable about lasers, optics, the NASA Apollo moon program, and how it all ties in to Biblical creation. Some of the younger audience members watched and heard -- for the very first time -- the Apollo 8 crew reading the Christmas Eve Biblical Genesis 1 message. They did not even know that it ever took place. One audience member shared with me how much the experience had moved them.
I also hope I was able to show that -- sometimes -- it is a waste of time, effort, and resources to always try to prove the other side wrong. Just keep your eyes on Jesus Christ and His Holy Word and keep moving forward. I do not care if a segment of the world wants to think that the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Why? Because the Bible has it right: God put the moon in place on Day 4 of creation ... and today it remains where He put it. As I calculate in my presentation, the NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments show this to be true. And you don't need a Ph.D. to understand it.
It may not end the debate ... but will give audience members a LOT to think about!
Included in this Exhibit / Presentation:
* Power Point Presentation
A power point presentation covering the history and workings of the NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments (with demonstrations, noted below), and presenting my case for a young earth interpretation of the collected data.
* Live Demonstration of a Laser / Retro reflector
See and learn how a laser works and how it creates a Laser "beam". See and learn how the Apollo retro reflectors work on the surface of the moon.
* 3D Laser Holograms
A tabletop display of 3-dimensional laser holograms. Featuring Biblical artifacts as seen in top museums around the world: the Louvre in Paris; the British Museum in London; and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
* Moon & Scripture Exhibit
Biblical depictions of the moon, along with ancient tablets, scrolls and Bible pages.
* Microscopical Samples
View thin-slice samples dealing with the creation and formation of the Earth, moon and solar system, up-close via microscopes. Featuring the famous Allende meteorite (the best-studied meteorite in history), NWA 5000 lunar meteorite, and Strelley Pool Stromatolite microfossils.
* Famous Lunar Meteorite Moon Rock (NWA 5000)
A crowd favorite! You may never meet another person in your entire life on Earth that has touched the moon. Hold a piece of the moon in your hand, and say "I touched the moon!". The moon is God's creation too!
* Study Guide with Resources
* And always a few surprises...
ATTEND A SPRING 2019 PRESENTATION:
MARCH 5, 2019: Scientific and Biblical Creationist Fellowship; 808 Old Baltimore Pike; Newark, DE 19702. 7:30 PM (Pay attention to any snow information). WEBSITE
APRIL 6, 2019: Creation Evidence Museum; 3102 FM 205; Glen Rose, TX 76043; All Day Exhibition; 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM lecture / presentation. WEBSITE
MAY 7, 2019: Institute for Scientific and Biblical Creation; 1383 Arcadia Road; Lancaster, PA; 17601. 6:30 PM WEBSITE
Call for a 2019 presentation: (484) 387-5320 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 19, 2018
Next month (November) I will be in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More info. on that soon.
Friday, October 12, 2018
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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
HERE (web page is McAfee secure).
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!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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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).
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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!".