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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.