posted on Jul, 5 2014 @ 01:18 PM
originally posted by: PlanetXisHERE
Really? You speak for Buzz? Usually when people use the word "monolith" it does not refer to a natural stone formation, though it can, here is the
Merriam Webster definition:
a very large stone that is usually tall and narrow; especially : a stone that was put in position by people as a monument or for religious
See the word "especially"?
Yeah -- I see the word "especially". However, a monolithic structure is not always artificial. For example, geologists use the term "monolithic
structure" to describe certain natural formations, such as the devil's tower in Wyoming, Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia, The Rock of Gibraltar, Zuma
Rock in Nigeria, etc.
It should be noted that Aldrin was given training in geology as part of his Apollo training. Much of the science done on the moon was geological in
nature, so part of Buzz's training was to think like a geologist.
Why would he get excited if he thought the stone was natural? There are interesting natural rocks all over the solar system.
Because in the past few decades, Aldrin has been on a personal quest to get humans exploring space again; he is a champion for the idea of human
exploration using actual humans. He is trying to drum up interest, so he is simply pointing out interesting things, such as this seemingly monolithic
He also says, if the knowledge of this monolith were more widespread on earth, people here would ask: "Who put it there?" - people don't ask
questions like that about natural stone formations. Please try to use some logic.
Correct. Humans are naturally curious, so it would not be surprising for them to ask "who put it there". Buzz -- who is always the "showman" asked
the question in a showman-like manner. However, he attempts to answer that question by saying "Well, the universe put it there"
then went on to add that if there were some people so inclined to believe in God, then "God put it there"
In both cases (whether it be the universe or God), his insinuation seems to be that it is was put there by nature -- the "nature" of the universe or
the nature that God uses to do things.
edit on 7/5/2014 by Soylent Green Is People because: Corrected the location of the Devil's Tower (Wyoming, not Montana)