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Are solar eclipses proof of God?

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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I found this article very mathematically intriguing. Here is a snip it. see link for full story.

Are solar eclipses proof of God?



by Eric Metaxas

On Monday something will happen in the U.S. that should startle — or at least perplex — anyone who gives it any thought. I am referring to the full solar eclipse you may already be anticipating. To be clear, thinking about what is about to happen has little to do with the sheer visceral experience of being amazed by it, as we must be. Before thinking about it, we should perhaps first simply goggle at it, at the monumental majesty of these monstrously large heavenly orbs, both of which we typically take mostly for granted.

Is it not remarkable that these ever-present objects — though separated by nearly one hundred million miles — should once in a very great while perform this curiously perfect dance? But to what end?

So this sort of thing doesn’t happen anywhere else in our solar system. But our planet has just one moon that happens to be just the right size and just the right distance from Earth.

But what might make us start to think a bit about this event is that this celestial pas de deux is being performed only for us. Anywhere but here on this planet on Monday, the view of these two objects is nothing special. It is only what we see from our terrestrial vantage point that is special. It’s almost as though what we will marvel at was artfully arranged specifically for our benefit. Which brings us to the curious and startling part of the story.

About fifteen years ago an odd idea popped into my head. Google was just a gurgling infant. But I happened to have a sturdy Brittanica nearby and I pulled out a dusty volume and quickly discovered the diameter of the sun. It is precisely 864,576 miles. The diameter of the moon was listed at 2,159 miles. I then looked up the distance from Earth to the sun, which varies slightly, but is generally given as 93 million miles. And then I found the distance from Earth to the moon. That varies slightly too, so the average is given as 239,000 miles.

Armed with these four figures, I did some simple math. I divided the sun’s diameter (864,576) by the moon’s (2,159) and got 400.452. If my strange hunch was correct, dividing the distance from the Earth to the sun (93,000,000) by the distance from the Earth to the moon (239,000) should give me something similar. It certainly did. My calculations yielded 389.121. And there it was. I stared at the numbers, amazed. Was the correlation in these ratios mere coincidence?


Are Solar Eclipses Proof of God?



edit on 20-8-2017 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
I found this article very mathematically intriguing. Here is a snip it. see link for full story.

Are solar eclipses proof of God?



by Eric Metaxas

On Monday something will happen in the U.S. that should startle — or at least perplex — anyone who gives it any thought. I am referring to the full solar eclipse you may already be anticipating. To be clear, thinking about what is about to happen has little to do with the sheer visceral experience of being amazed by it, as we must be. Before thinking about it, we should perhaps first simply goggle at it, at the monumental majesty of these monstrously large heavenly orbs, both of which we typically take mostly for granted.

Is it not remarkable that these ever-present objects — though separated by nearly one hundred million miles — should once in a very great while perform this curiously perfect dance? But to what end?

So this sort of thing doesn’t happen anywhere else in our solar system. But our planet has just one moon that happens to be just the right size and just the right distance from Earth.

But what might make us start to think a bit about this event is that this celestial pas de deux is being performed only for us. Anywhere but here on this planet on Monday, the view of these two objects is nothing special. It is only what we see from our terrestrial vantage point that is special. It’s almost as though what we will marvel at was artfully arranged specifically for our benefit. Which brings us to the curious and startling part of the story.

About fifteen years ago an odd idea popped into my head. Google was just a gurgling infant. But I happened to have a sturdy Brittanica nearby and I pulled out a dusty volume and quickly discovered the diameter of the sun. It is precisely 864,576 miles. The diameter of the moon was listed at 2,159 miles. I then looked up the distance from Earth to the sun, which varies slightly, but is generally given as 93 million miles. And then I found the distance from Earth to the moon. That varies slightly too, so the average is given as 239,000 miles.

Armed with these four figures, I did some simple math. I divided the sun’s diameter (864,576) by the moon’s (2,159) and got 400.452. If my strange hunch was correct, dividing the distance from the Earth to the sun (93,000,000) by the distance from the Earth to the moon (239,000) should give me something similar. It certainly did. My calculations yielded 389.121. And there it was. I stared at the numbers, amazed. Was the correlation in these ratios mere coincidence?


Are Solar Eclipses Proof of God?




No they're proof that something that doesn't produce light that passes in front of a light source will cast a shadow.. that is all. Nothing more nothing less.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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Other planets have eclipses too. Jupiter occassionally has four eclipses at the same time:

griffithobservatory.org...

Earlier in Earth's history, the Moon was six times closer to Earth than it was. This was also before it became tide locked. Then just after the collision that formed both the Earth and Moon, both objects were spinning rapidly and were nothing more than balls of molten rock. This would have meant that the Moon would have been six times as large in the sky as it is now, would be whizzing across the sky every 1.25 hours (Earth's day was thought to be just 3.5 hours, that slowed down as the Moon became tide locked)

www.newscientist.com...

Then there would have been full black-out eclipses.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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I always thought the size of the Sun and the moon as it appears to us quite extraordinary.
Also what do flat Earthers say about the eclipse? How do they explain this phenomena?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.
Is this even true? Source?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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Are solar eclipses proof of God?

No.

Solar eclipses are proof of celestial mechanics.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: HappyFisherman
I always thought the size of the Sun and the moon as it appears to us quite extraordinary.
Also what do flat Earthers say about the eclipse? How do they explain this phenomena?



A bunch of shuffling dinner plates??



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: mericks74

originally posted by: HappyFisherman
I always thought the size of the Sun and the moon as it appears to us quite extraordinary.
Also what do flat Earthers say about the eclipse? How do they explain this phenomena?



A bunch of shuffling dinner plates??
Yea with nothing but vegetables on them, lol



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: HappyFisherman

originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.
Is this even true? Source?
Yes, it is true. A quick Google search would confirm, and you could prove it yourself.

If I recall correctly the 1st Apollo landing allowed for a laser experiment which proved this as fact.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.

Define eventually....



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: Chromium51

originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.

Define eventually....
Approx 50 billion years before it escapes Earth orbit.
If our species survives that long I'm betting it will be a non issue 1 way or another.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth

originally posted by: HappyFisherman

originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ChesterJohn

The moon is getting further and further away also. Eventually a total eclipse will no longer be possible.
Is this even true? Source?
Yes, it is true. A quick Google search would confirm, and you could prove it yourself.

If I recall correctly the 1st Apollo landing allowed for a laser experiment which proved this as fact.
Then we are truly living in our own time frame. Does it not strike you as odd that the sun and moon are the same size to our own visible perception, and they both eclipse to our Earth born observational realty?


edit on 20-8-2017 by HappyFisherman because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

GOD is proving you that the earth is NOT FLAT, so therefore your bs bible is batsh*t bull#.


edit on 20-8-2017 by mekhanics because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: HappyFisherman

It is awe inspiring. Definitely gets the mind working, pondering the possibilities.
All of which require an element of faith to believe in them.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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The moon and the sun look about the same size to me



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn
A better question is why is it that when we don't fully understand something, it becomes possible proof of a god?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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In 4 billion years the Milky Way is going to collide with Andromeda and everything will be destroyed (if we don't do it before that). Is poor universe design also proof of god?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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originally posted by: okrian
In 4 billion years the Milky Way is going to collide with Andromeda and everything will be destroyed (if we don't do it before that). Is poor universe design also proof of god?


actually, because of the lack of density in any given galaxy when referring to celestial bodies, it's unlikely that any damage at all will occur to any stars in either galaxy when Milky Way and Andromeda cross paths.

if course, them not being destroyed doesn't prove or disprove god, it's just basic physics really.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: okrian

It is very possible our entire solar system could be left intact after the merger, with a very different night sky.


As for a God or grand architect, to me what we can see and measure is no definitive proof either way.
What we know of could amount to less than a grain of sand. We cannot truly wrap our minds around infinite, if our Universe is such. Or a Multiverse.

Best to keep an open mind for now. Your apparent belief in no God requires faith too. We have more questions than answers.



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