What can a Laser tell us about Biblical Creation?There are more earth-moon, system-age theories than I have fingers and toes. When all is said and done, there is only ONE that can be verified through laser technology and historical observation: that God created both the earth and moon during the week of creation, circa 6,000 years ago, and that the earth-moon system has remained stable ever since.
What Biblical Creation information can we derive from the compiled data of the NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments? Whether one is learning about the theories behind an "old earth" at 4.6 billion years, or a "young earth" at circa 6,000 years, it nearly always appears to be a complex, complicated affair.
Many young earth proponents spend much time, effort, complexities and variance to show how the 4.6 billion age of the earth-moon system is incorrect. My approach is to cut out all the noise and to focus on how the young earth Biblical account of Genesis IS correct. Observationally correct.
Hello, my name is Frank DeFreitas. I spent my entire adult life working with the Nobel prize-winning fields of lasers and holography. In fact, I co-wrote the world's best selling instructional book on lasers and holography for students. I am now retired, but continue to give presentations on Biblical based art, science and communication technologies.
I am now back home and resting after my inaugural "NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments: Proof of Young Earth / Biblical Creation?" 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 (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 4.6 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.
I then gave a short demonstration, showing how we bounced earth-bound radar and then laser beams off the moon. I demonstrated how this was done using a low-power laser with both a plane mirror and a retroreflector. I included a laser plasma tube for attendees to examine, and I 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 with a lunar meteorite moon rock ... a piece of the famous NWA5000. Not many people can say that they have touched the moon! The moon is God's creation, too!
After I concluded 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 heard the Apollo 8 crew reading the Christmas Eve Biblical Genesis message for the very first time. They did not even know that it ever took place. One audience member shared with me how much it had moved them while they were listening and watching on the screen.
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 eye 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 4.6 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 show 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!
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