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Who Built the Moon? [Paperback]

Christopher Knight , Alan Butler
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18 Aug 2005
The Moon has confounded scientists for many years. It does not obey the known rules of astrophysics and there is no coherent theory of its origin - in fact, it should not really be there. When researching the ancient Stone Age system of geometry and measurement, which they revealed in their previous book, Civilization One, the authors were surprised to discover that the system also works perfectly on the Moon. On further investigation, they found a consistent sequence of beautiful integer numbers when looking at every major aspect of the Moon, while no pattern emerges for any other planet or moon in our solar system. For example, the Moon revolves at exactly one hundredth of the speed that the Earth turns on its axis; moreover, the Moon is exactly 400 times smaller than the Sun and 400 times closer to the Earth. They also discovered that the Moon possess little or no heavy metals and has no core. In fact, many specialist suspect that the Moon is hollow, which should not be possible. If our Moon did not exist...nor would we. Higher life only developed on Earth because the Moon is exactly what it is and where it is. Whern all of the facts are dispassionately reviewed, it becomes unreasonable to cling to the idea that the Moon is a natural object. The only question that remains is, "Who built it"?

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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing (18 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842931326
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842931325
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Knight has written five very successful books. His first book, The Hiram Key, co-authored with Robert Lomas, was published in 1996 and it immediately went into the UK top ten, bestseller list and remained there for 8 consecutive weeks. It has since been translated into 37 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide, becoming a bestseller in several countries. Alan Butler, a qualified engineer, but always fascinated by history made himself into something of an expert in astrology and astronomy. He has published four successful books on the Knights Templar and the Grail legend. He is also a published playwright and a very successful radio dramatist. They are co-authors of the best selling Civilization One. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Credible Evidence, but Crazy Conclusion 5 Oct 2013
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If there is any substance to the notion that the moon may have been constructed it is obviously a truly remarkable discovery that is worthy of the widest attention. The question is, is there enough evidence to support this? The evidence that is presented includes 'coincidences' in the paths of the sun and moon in the sky, their similar sizes as viewed for Earth and their relative sizes; the relative sizes of the Earth and moon, and the round-number size of the moon in units derived from dividing up the Earth into 366 degrees. The authors seem to show there is something going on here, although the case is far from clear-cut, mainly because some of the mathematical relationships are transient, changing over time. Still, the other evidence they present is supportive, such as indications from the moon landings that the moon is at least partially hollow. The book seems rather padded out to make it long enough for publication, including digressions and rather tedious basic explanations of such things as evolution for the benefit of the uninformed. However the most serious flaw is the authors' conclusion as to 'who made the moon', which rather defies the Occam's Razor test that they applaud elsewhere in the book. They come up with the most far-fetched and unlikely option, mainly I think because whilst they seem to accept that life could not have created itself, ergo God must exist, they do not question the veracity of Darwinian evolution from basic cells. This rather blinkers their thinking and prevents them conceiving that ancient humans or aliens could have been responsible, for me a much more believable notion that would fit in well with the writings of others such as Zecharia Sitchin and Richard Hoagland.
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102 of 112 people found the following review helpful
By Alpo
Firstly I'm not sure if I'm a critic or a supporter of this book. I've given it 4 stars because the actual data and numbers that are given are extremely interesting and need to be known by the world. The ratios of days, orbits and diameters, are correct, even if not worded properly: "The moon is exactly 400 times smaller than the sun" should be "the diameter of" the moon, sun etc.

There is clearly something in this that needs further research, but there are a couple of things that bother me about the book.

I personally will not come to a conclusion about what all this means until I have analyzed it far more thoroughly. I might never come to a conclusion about it ever, unless there is an actual fact that proves or disproves something.

That is my main problem with this book, the conclusions the authors come to, have no evidence to support them, its pure speculation. Don't get me wrong, the planetary mechanics and ratios are amazing, and are far too perfect to be coincidence, but that doesn't mean that people from the future did it all, which is what the authors state is their best theory. Theres just as much evidence to support that idea as there is to say the whole solar system is the poo of a giant space fish.

I recommend everyone reads this book before they come to any conclusion and once they've read it don't just settle with the authors ideas. there are more possibilities than just god, aliens or people from the future. Perhaps the solar system is a living organism or maybe theres a completely natural phenomenon where for some reason not yet known to physics, planets harmonize themselves with each other on many different levels ie size, rotation, who knows?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading purely for thought provocation 19 Sep 2010
By Dan
It's true that when reading books of this nature which question mainstream science (of which there are many now) that you mustn't get carried away with the train of though whilst leaving your analytical baggage behind. It's easy to get whipped up in the premise and accept practically everything presented in order to help support the notion that simply reading a book can turn the world on its head. But at the same time, the same can be said of mainstream education and science. What we think we know is only accurate in light of all the evidence and verifiable facts available at the time - and should the sands of evidence shift then so should the edifices that are founded on them.

So then, the book. The authors have done a good job in presenting a sound argument for there being a mathematical relationship between The Sun, Moon and Earth. As mentioned in other reviews, the relationships and their interplay between the bodies appears mind boggling. If it is true that these ratios are only present in and between Sun, Moon and Earth and no other planetary body in the solar system then it gets you pondering what the statistical chances are and how it could have occurred.

The fact that the moon is where it is with the apparent composition it has also appears, according to the authors, to confound common sense. Naturally, it's unhealthy to just accept what were told here at face value but if their assertions are accurate then science still has many questions to answer. A frequent theme in books like this is that science often feels the need to adopt a hypothesis and present it as final fact whilst still half baked. In this case, it's the 'Big Whack' theory of moon formation that gets put back under the microscope.
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3.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking
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Published 4 months ago by stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, loved it and want more!
Sounds a bit quirky but I have to say the facts included don`t half make you think! I am a sceptical old bugger but the recurring pattern of numbers and the possibilities of hidden... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to Reconsider
Read "Our Spaceship Moon" by Don Wilson, and his sequel "Secrets of our Spaceship Moon" (both unfortunately well out of print and subsequently expensive...! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Uuoret
4.0 out of 5 stars full of facts
despite the crazy title, this book is packed with astonishing facts about the moon and its remarkable relationship with solar system
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