It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"The moon is the mother of the world."
~ Ancient Egyptian saying
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Originally posted by MmmPie
The Earth isn't a sphere
The "squaring of the circle" is really nothing but a bunch of noise anyway. Let's filter the noise and see what we get.
In the Square-Circle-Earth "theory",
It would have been a lot more interesting of a coincidence if the ratio between the Moon and Earth were equal to phi, or even an (approximate) multiple of phi. But it isn't. It's just a bunch of convoluted nonsense with a generous dose of fudge. There is no relationship to phi. There is only a bunch of noise about "squaring the circle" in order to make it appear there is something there. It's typical numerological babble.
Our existence is a matter of chance. We've been here a very short time. The dinosaurs were here for a lot longer and that long time span did not work out very well for them. Chances are we will meet the same fate, if we can still around for a hundred million years without doing ourselves in.
However, I wouldn't conceded that our system is flawed considering that our extremely fragile existence on earth somehow manages to persevere amidst the appearance of imperfection...asymmetry might be a more suitable term.
The height of the tides can vary during the course of a month, due to the fact that the Moon is not always the same distance from the Earth. As the Moon's orbit brings it in closer proximity to our planet (closest distance within a moon cycle is called perigee), its gravitational forces can increase by almost 50%, and this stronger force leads to high tides. Likewise, when the Moon is farther away from the Earth (furthest distance is called apogee), the tides are not as spectacular.
Originally posted by digitalf
If you understand the physics and Newton's Law...
Originally posted by Phage
The Universe works pretty well. But it is by no stretch of the imagination "perfect". There is more chaos out there than perfection, and unlike the claims of the OP, there is nothing special about Earth if one takes a wider view.
edit on 5/31/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
If by design, then the possibility of it occurring time and again in the cosmos increases exponentially, but if only random chance fluke of flukes (see moon formation info), then what we might be looking at is either very unique and special indeed, or perhaps the highest creative expression of a cosmic evolutionary proces
In this "wider view" where can you point to another example of anything comparable to this anomaly called earth?
reply to post by OpenMinds83
There is no proof of intelligent design. No hard data that directly points to some all mighty creator in the sky.
Brahman is the cosmic principle of existence,and personal, indeterminable and self-determining. Brahman, which is at
once indeterminable and self-determining, is thus the unity of freedom and
creativity, time and eternity, ineffable silence and perpetual self-expression.
Brahman, in its indeterminable aspect, is the great Silence2 in so far as it
outsoars all logical conception and verbal characterization. No words are
adequate to describe it; no human notion is able to penetrate its inmost
essence; no philosophical system can pronounce the last word about the
fathomless mystery of its being.
"Brahman is that from which our words, togethbr with the mind, turn back
frustrated." (Yata vaco nirvartante aprapya manasi saha.) a
But this is not to be construed as agnosticism. Even though Brahman is
inaccessible to the relational way of thinking, or to our conceptual understanding,
it is possible for man to attain a direct vision of Brahman by transcending
the trammels of the intellect. Brahman can be immediately apprehended
by what has been called knowledge-by-identity or knowledge-bybeing.
4 One can realize Brahman by being one with Brahman. The vision
of Brahman is in the nature of supersensuousa nd supra-rationali mmediate
experience born of the complete integration of personality.
The closest rational approach to the essential nature of Brahman is pro
perhaps, by such terms as pure being, pure consciousness, and pure
joy. So, it may be said that the primordial manifestation of Brahman in the
intelligible sphere is infinite being-consciousness-joy(s at-cit-ananda).5B rahman
is pure infinite being, not in the sense of an abstract concept common
to different forms of existence, but in the sense of the indeterminable creative
source of all existence. As pure being, it is, in essence, beyond the dualities
of life and death, or of existence and non-existence. Brahman is pure infinite
consciousness, not in the theological sense of an all-inclusive knower, but
in so far as it is that pure unobjective light of consciousness which lights
up all empirical and objective knowledge. As pure consciousness, Brahman
is beyond the polarity of subject and object, knower and knowable