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He claims that by getting rid of the moon, the Earth will then be able to shift into a "more desirable orbit."
He suggests strategically placed hydrogen bombs on the Earth's satellite can either blow it apart, or send it careening into outer space, maybe even into the sun. It all depends where you put the charges, he says. "We've been held hostage by the moon for 5 million years, and we've been subjected to violent extremes in weather, not to mention that the planet is slowly becoming a desert."
Originally posted by mikesingh
Professor Alexander Abian, a mathematician at the University of Iowa says it's the only way to rid the world of scorching heat and arctic winters!
Originally posted by niteboy82
This is the nutball who was all about aligning Earth with Venus. His nutty self used to always be all over UseNet.
Like Byrd said, he's dead.
For some strange reason those theories of his still live. :shk:
"We've been held hostage by the moon for 5 million years, and we've been subjected to violent extremes in weather, not to mention that the planet is slowly becoming a desert."
Originally posted by johnsky at least until we can find something else to divert asteroids away from our orbital path.
Originally posted by iori_komei 2. The moon is what keeps the Earth spinning, and without it, the planet would become tidally locked, with one side always facing the sun, and the other always in darkness.
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne All life has evolved due to the moon's orbit. Even women's menstrual cycles loosely follow the moon, and I doubt that's a coincidence.
The current "favorite" location for the formation of the earliest life is somewhere deep in the oceans, near a hydrothermal vent.
Originally posted by biotic - catastrophic events that can and in fact will happen if the moon is moved?
The Earth may have started off with a rotation axis pointing almost perpendicular to the plane of the solar system, rather than canted at 23.5 degrees as it is now. Without this tilt, the rays from the Sun would always strike the Earth's surface at a fixed angle every day of the year. At the Earth's equator, the Sun's rays would always be perpendicular to the ground all year long. At a latitude of 45 degrees, they would strike the ground at 45 degrees every day, and at the North and South Poles, the Sun would never make it above the horizon.
Originally posted by ViolatoR
If you take out the moon, the Earth will tilt way over on it's side. Almost completely horizontal. That would make one side of the earth really really hot and the other really cold.