reply to post by NewAgeMan
I should have said thank Mars too for taking those hits for us, and the moon for maintaining the dynamic stabalizing fulcrum responsible for life as
we know it, and shielding the earth from the occasional impact, but not like the gravity well of Jupiter which has served earth well as a type of
cosmic vacuum cleaner capable of sucking in the debris before it has a chance to impact first Mars or alternatively, Earth or the moon.
It might have been what took Mars out as a planet capable of sustaining life ie: the unfavorable tilt of the planet, as compared to earth which
retains a position stabilized by the steady hand of our single, giant moon.
So I'm wondering if maybe Mars might have gotten knocked off it's kilter at some point in the ancient past when liquid water flowed freely on the
surface, then BAM, Mars get's impacted and thrown off it's prior tilt/axis on it's orbit around the sun - the age of the cratering might prove that
out just a thought/hypothesis..
Our Strange Moon, Luna
The other thing that's strange about our moon, as distinguished from most of the other moons in our solar system is that it isn't a captured body as
part of the leftover of solar system formation but instead is made up of predominantly earth-mantle material, and created or formed at about the same
distance from the sun as the earth and when the "double whack" theory of lunar formation is put to the test it can't explain the present rotation of
the earth or the moon's orbit and certainly can't address the "coincidence" of perfect solar eclipse, another phenomenon occurring only within the
context of our moon-earth-sun relationship, and something that could only be potentially meaningful to an earth-based observer.. (bearing in mind that
in ancient earth-history the moon would have appeared anywhere from 12-15 times it's visible size in the sky, being that much closer to the earth than
it is today).
From what I can tell, the relationship of our moon to the formation and evolution of life on earth displays properties of a program of sorts or what
is often referred to and maligned, as "intelligent design".
Dun dun dun (queue Twlight Zone music here
It's pretty trippy if you ask me..
Behold EARTH. It ought to be an absolute paradise, and will be hopefully with man included as it appears to have been the original intent all along,
which is what makes it an extraordinary phenomenon in our own observation of it, so it IS meaningful and significant and not insignificant in the
least. What a marvel!
edit on 21-9-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)