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Originally posted by UtahRosebud
Ummm... did you all see the video in the first post of this thread????????
Japan Ground Cracking Open...
Originally posted by Robin Marks
reply to post by -W1LL
The moon comes from the earth. That's why it has the same chemical composition. If it were from a collision, it would be different.
I forget his name, but a scientist long ago thought the moon was formed when magma flung off the earth from centrifugal force. I found his name, George Darwin. (oh brother, the other Darwin, hehehe, George Darwin was not Charlie's brother. but he should be more noteworthy, he was on the right track.)
Math has proven him wrong. But he was half-right. The moon came from a volcanic eruption. Maybe several. Water-induced eruptions. Or Mega-Eruptions. Not many believe me but it will be proven right one day.
The collision make no sense, and isn't standing up to scrutiny and testing.
The math kills Darwin's idea.
Like of it like CME. Coronal Mass Ejection. Except it's earth. Massive volcanoes would eject material out into space far enough away to make Darwin's math work. The volcanoes are like launching a rocket, the material will then be out far enough to make the math work. That's why they discount Darwin. The moon is travelling away from us. So, we can measure back in time to figure out where it started from. Darwin's idea was dismissed when the moon came up short and didn't start on the earth. It started futher away.
I know the collision hypothesis tries to explain this. But I think the whole thing is silly. There's no way two planet's collide and one flops over on it's side and hangs around to form the moon. And the age, and etc.