Zapped, by Bob Berman

Zapped, by Bob Berman

Mr. Berman begins with a chronological digest of theories about light and seeing. “Until the eighteenth century,” he writes, “no one had the faintest idea that there might be such a thing as light that cannot be detected by human vision.”  Wall Street Journal, by Alan Hirshfeld

  • Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It’s zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot see, hear, smell or feel it, but there is never a single second when it is not flying through your body. Too much of it will kill you, but without it you wouldn’t live a year.From beloved popular science writer Bob Berman, ZAPPED tells the story of all the light we cannot see, tracing infrared, microwaves, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays, radio waves and other forms of radiation from their historic, world-altering discoveries in the 19th century to their central role in our modern way of life, setting the record straight on health costs (and benefits) and exploring the consequences of our newest technologies.Lively, informative, and packed with fun facts and “eureka moments,” ZAPPED will delight anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of our world. – Book Description

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  • “…no one had the faintest idea…”, Zapped, by Bob Berman

Though I look forward to reading your book if God so wills, slight correction Mr. Berman.

Long before the 18th Century, in fact around 36 B.C. Psalm 36:9 below was inspired to be written.

This inspiration demonstrates that God, who is invisible light gives humankind, er, mankind the ability to “see light.”

David, who wrote the Psalm not only understood that fact but experienced a Living God, one outside man’s ability to influence an experience, who is an invisible light.

In short they understood that there was much invisible light that mankind could not see.

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. (Psalm 36:9)

Here is a New Testament quote written around the 1st century.

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)

Lesson:

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)

Jesus who came to earth was visible and made manifest an invisible God who is light.

Thus, many individuals, long before the 18th century understood there was invisible light.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15)

Bonus:

Abraham Lincoln reflected this idea when he stated:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1865

Too bad our leaders today are blind and rebellious to the surrender required for God to give such light.

 

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

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(blueletterbible.org)—Mr. Berman’s avowed goal in writing this book, he says, was “to open a window onto the enormous universe of omnipresent energies.” Once that window is thrown open, it is hard to look at the world the same way. We augment visual reality with nature’s hidden brush strokes, limned in our own imagination. As to that old saw, “Seeing is believing,” don’t you believe it.

—Mr. Hirshfeld is a professor of physics at UMass Dartmouth and the author of “Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.”

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