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The Sun and the Moon are the same size when viewed from the surface of the Earth.
That is written in Stone in the Negev Archaic Hebrew, as the Icons of the Solar Year (looking similar to a Star of David but 12 concentric lines around a inner time-circle) and Lunar Month (like the same size inner time-circle going around a dot -being you/on earth), these are always mediated by a 7-Menorah with a smaller time-circle the same size as the 'YaH' Ligature glyph (like a stick figure)'s head.
The Ligature glyph for EL (GOD) is a still larger time-circle interrupting a cane like curved top "axis" and it reveals the Earth to be a rotating sphere on a tilted axis as "meant to be"/Intended. The idea is that one stands on the circle of the Earth entire beneath his feet, and the Moon is the witness related to that being realized.
The Earth sees the Zodiac Alphabet fixed stars and wandering Vowel aspiration Planets moving on an E-W plane and the Galactic plane (Milky way) to be more or less S-N. Every 12,500 years a Magnetic reversal occurs when the Earths' Solar system with 11 suns in our Galactic Arm transitions through it.
Two of these would be a complete cycle of about 25,000 years, and if considered a single revolution (like a day) in a Galaxy Year, we get a great comprehension of accurate Geological time as occurs in the Creation story Genesis 1:1-2:3.
when we date the age of the Earth it is with Rocks, very special ones, the only Radioactive Gemstone the Zircon crystal. It is natures Atomic Clock and dates the Earths formation approximately 4.56 Billion Years B.P.
That Crystal was called the L'Shem stone in Hebrew meaning "To/For Name" being the 7th in the Hoshen Birthstones, and it was the namestone of "Jesus" (YeShUaA Ha'NeTzeRI) the Ye'aH himself born in Tabernacles the 7th month. The EL and 'YaH' icons occur together in the occasional El-Yah glyph where EL points to YaH in condescending to lifting his head to resurrect Him from dead (as laying, having kept Sabbath).
It is also the material type of the "Great Black Stone" of the Ka'aba at Makkah, which is the biggest known Zircon Crystal (and the 100th name of Allah is?)!
The book of Revelation (of the Lord to John) and the Revelation at Sinai have a common 12 stones specified, in two orders (the first a masculine cluster grid, the last a feminine surround grid).
These stones are ordered to reveal their identity and their physical properties which are measurable and applicable in that function. The outstanding ones are the aforementioned, the Garnet, the Tourmaline, the Beryl, the Peridot, the Quartz, power crystals like Hematite, Pyrite, or Calcite, and also the Chalcedony (being the sharpest stone).
Still among these is the most geologically knurled and folded super-heated and compressed material of all- Jasper, which when fused reduces unto forming a material that is resistant to the highest temperatures Kelvin achievable.
The Pocketed Oracle ("breastplate") at Sinai had two accessory elements called Ur'im Ve'Tum'im and their identity is -the crystals of the heaviest elements -with the precious metals ores, these being Uranium (Uraninite and primitive Radium) with Gold and the great 'radio crystal' Silver bearing Lead (Galena).
Some of the Gemstones are UV rocks; the Aforementioned again (yellow), Chalcedony (green), Garnet (blue), the Calcite (yellow), and some Beryls and Tourmalines, as well as Quartzes!
The amazing thing is either the Biblical writers were super advanced scientifically (or thus informed) or they were truly getting a transmission from the super intelligence, because they were but part of what would prove True.
Since we are being brief, this is just nonsense. Please point out the "survival component" which is "probably" the first thing built into " 'life' ".
Would you please be specific here? There are lots of chemical reactions in living things. Which are the ones specific to the "survival component".
A finch doesn't lay eggs because it thinks "I gotta lay a whole lot of eggs or my species will die out". It lays eggs because that is how birds reproduce. Birds that reproduce better, survive better. That is all it is.
With all due respect, I don't think you can really say that.
Isn't that a lot like saying "Fred chose a red Ferrari because a chemical cue prompted him to do it?" Or, "Only a fool would think that mentation was involved in Fred choosing a red Ferrari, when obviously it was only a chemical cue." Or, "Everyone, chooses their car colour based on chemical cues, not thought processes."
The motivations of finches are, alas, a secret.
We know that chemical cues are involved in the choices we make as human beings and we can test and find out that chemical cues are involved in choices that animals make, but just as our choices involve thought processes, i.e., mentation, is it not logical and rational (scientific?) to assume there must be mentation involved in the choices and activities of animals too?
The answer is yes, it is logical. It is rational. It is undoubtedly the case, but it is not admissable to science because unlike Fred, science can't ask a finch why it did this or that.
Suppose I then told you that I am a scientist, a materialist, a rational and logical thinker. I know why these things are behaving this way. They are responding to chemical cues. They are not thinking and are not capable of thought. Their behavior is simply the result of coordinated chemical cues that have been assembled by a process we smart people call evolution, which is made up of genetic mutation, natural selection and (just to please you) "the survival component".
If I didn't describe these living things in language that made it clear that I wasn't talking about human beings, how would you know that I wasn't talking about human (thinking) beings?
I think that rational, logical, people, whether scientists or fundamentalist Bible thumpers should conclude, simply by analogy with human behavior, that there is a virtual certainty that mentation goes on among living things that are not human.
As I said, I don't really have time for this discussion and this will probably be the last post I make on this topic, but I just wanted to say, and this is very important for people who take their religion seriously (listen up Christians), the notion that animals don't think or mentate in meaningful ways is one of the few points upon which The Christian Church is at one with The Church of Science. In my opinion, they are making a colossal mistake in this and undermining their own position with regard to creationism.
If a chicken is put in front of a pile of corn, how does it decide which kernel to peck at first without doing what we humans call thinking?
However, in beings capable of mental activity and self awareness, there is undoubtedly a "survival component" that expresses itself in anxieties and desires. The effects of this type of mentation are something that I predict will eventually be discovered to actually influence alterations in our genetic makeup and consequently our evolution.
I don't believe in the "survival component" as you define it and won't until it is specifically spelled out in chemical terms. As far as I'm concerned it is one of The Church of Science's artificial creations.
Originally posted by davesidious
reply to post by Edrick
No, they're not the same size. Our orbit is not perfect, and the moon's orbit is not perfect, so their sizes are different depending on when you look.
The moon at perigee and apogee: