Originally posted by jaffer44
reply to post by Urantia1111
I love this debate the arguments are very interesting.
I all ways found it amazing that the moon is the just the right distance and just the right size to match the sun for perfect eclipse.
Our moon does not spin we always see the same side of the moon
Another thing a lot of people don't know is the we have a second moon :-)
And NASA has lied big time about images
I just did a thread showing how good I can take pictures of the moon with a IPhone and a $600 telescope.
And I'm supposed to be impressed with NASA photos
The moon is a strange mass indeed
These things mean absolutely nothing and keep getting repeated so often it irritates me.
First of all, the fact that the same side of the moon always faces us is not special or mysterious. It's very simple tidal locking and it's NOT the
only moon in the solar system that is tidally locked, so nothing special going on there.
As far as the Moon's size and distance relating to the Sun, more balooney. They appear very close in size to us when we look at them during an
eclipse, but two things: FIrst, they aren't "exactly" the same size in appearance by any means, and second it's a fact the Moon is moving AWAY
from the Earth. Which means, in the past the moon was closer, so the moon was BIGGER than the sun, so your correlation between sun and moon apparent
sizes didn't exist in the past. In the future the moon will be much smaller compared to the sun in appearance, so again the correlation
Basically, by saying that there is some meaning or purpose behind the sun and moon appearing similar in size from Earth's prospective you are saying
that the only important time on Earth is NOW, not the future and not the past. Because in both the future and the past, the sun and moon were not
similar in apparent size at all.
If it was towed here, when it first arrived the whole size correlation didn't exist. It only exists now, and in the future will disappear. People
will say "Hey, did you know way back in the day, the moon and the sun looked the same size?" And someone will say "Yeah, and before that it was the
opposite of now, bigger moon smaller sun"
So is your lifetime more important than a past or future human who will observe the moon and sun being very different in observable size, just because
during your lifetime the moon happened to be similar in apparent size to the sun? I realize humans weren't around when the moon was way closer but
just imagine for argument sake.
As far as the "ringing like a bell" thing, that's not unique. There are many examples of solid objects that "ring" when struck. It's just
harmonics, your just making the planet vibrate, this is zero evidence of it being hollow, or made my intelligent beings, or anything else other than
that the moon follows the same physics as everything else we know so far does.
Then they go on to say that the moon is NOT gray? Really? Hmmmm..... that's really odd because millions of people have seen the moon fairly close up
with decent telescopes. I myself have been to those astronomy gatherings where people bring their scopes and let others look at stuff. I got a
incredible look at the moon with a large-reflector scope and I can assure you it's gray. There are variances in color of course and some shades may
be a little more blue, a little more green, a little more red than others, but it's pretty much just a gray rock.
People say the Earth is blue and green, basically seeing the oceans and the plant life from space. But every color we are aware of exists on Earth,
doesn't mean Earth isn't a blue and green (and white, forgot clouds) planet.
Other than those easily debunked claims, got anything else? Not trying to attack you here or anything, there was a time I was pulled in by these
videos and ideas but after thinking and researching I found their claims fell apart horribly.