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Well... interests of capitalism/corporations/ruling rich elite doesn't require people having knowledge and capability to independent thinking with OWN brains.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
All I can think while reading this thread is: What has happened to our educational system? What has happened to science education in this country?
This is depressing. Even worse is the realization that the kids posting these idiotic theories will one day grow up to be old enough to vote.
Originally posted by Vivek
1) What's the source of moon's age as 4.3 Billion years?
2) How do you explain Moon's density of 3.3g/c3 as opposed to Earth's of 5.5g/c3. Apart from the fact that it does not have a dense core like Earth does.
The Fission Theory: This theory proposes that the Moon was once part of the Earth and somehow separated from the Earth early in the history of the solar system. The present Pacific Ocean basin is the most popular site for the part of the Earth from which the Moon came. This theory was thought possible since the Moon's composition resembles that of the Earth's mantle and a rapidly spinning Earth could have cast off the Moon from its outer layers. However, the present-day Earth-Moon system should contain "fossil evidence" of this rapid spin and it does not. Also, this hypothesis does not have a natural explanation for the extra baking the lunar material has received.
So the Moon and Earth can not be physically tied together.
Anyways, I would be interested in your theory as to where the Moon came from?
And then again, it is a debate for the ages and I don't expect us to solve it right here right now.
I'm quoting my book and you are quoting yours. We can find a ton of contradictions in each other's posts till kingdom come.
Originally posted by Merger
Also that the moon may be artificial is the fact that its hollow. The moon when sent a resonance frequency to the surface makes a 'PING' sound. This happens when objects are hollow. If it was not hollow, then it would make a 'THUD' sound.
Originally posted by junglejake
There's another heavenly body which does the exact same thing...I just can't remember which it is. I'm thinking it's Uranus in it's relation to the sun.
Originally posted by c00ster
To all of these so called genius' saying the moon rotates are full of it! it does not rotate, it revolves around earth with no rotation-with the same side of the moon always facing earth. Thats is WHY, no matter where you are on the planet, you always see the same side of it (unless of course, the earth is shading it ie; new moon- but even when you cant see the moon, the same side is still facing us)
You dont need science class to figure that one out.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Yes and no. The spinning iron in the earth's core probably is what gives rise to our magnetic field, which the moon doesn't have. Nuy Jupiter has a hell of a magnetic field, and there's no iron there.
Wrong, it's tidal forces caused by the moon which slows down earth's rotation, so Earth is just synchronizing its rotation to moon's orbital period.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
The earths mass and further distance from the sun explains why it doesn't react to the sun the way the moon reacts to us (although the earth is slowing down and eventually will react to the sun the way the moon reacts to earth- just as has already happened to venus if I read correctly).