> Hi seasmith,
> Actually, I have a mini-chapter in my book about
> the moon. I too have encountered some of those
> strange references in the ancient texts.
> However, I am not entirely convinced that the moon
> did not already exists. As I write in my book, it
> could have been part of a big cosmic impact thus
> changing its orbit and/or appearance. I do not
> rule out the scenario of a "new moon" but
> extraordinary claims do require extraordinary
> proof. But even if the moon is new, I am afraid it
> is quite impossible to determine when it appeared.
> At least with precision.
> Aloys Eiling has written an interesting article on
> this topic and I am reading it at the moment:
Hi Alexandros, (do you go by Alexandros, Alex, Angelis ?)
I'm not at all convinced of a 'pre-Moon' humanity either, I just bring it up because of the numerous allusions to "Man before Moon" in ancient myths. Were you familiar with some of those dozen or so myth references cited in the link above ?
The Moon has a fairly consistant association in ancient cosmology, with certain faculties of the human mind and emotions;
so that particular myth may be referring to a time before those faculties were fully developed in early man.
I've read Aloy's article a couple times, and have some problems with the physics of Moon capture, although it may have happened in stages ? ( some Ancient Myths also speak of a 'larger, brighter' Moon.)
The perfectly "tidally locked" nature of the Moon's present orbit is also a one-in-a-million chance.
(At least in a gravity-only paradigm)
Thank you for the reply
Edit: Just read your Moon "mini-chapter", thank you for pointing it out.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06-Aug-21 15:33 by seasmith.