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4.0 out of 5 stars astonishing facts but unfounded and illogical conclusions., 28 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Who Built the Moon? (Paperback)
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?

Once these facts become more well known, everyone from Jehovahs witnesses to star trek fans are going to jump on the band wagon and try to use this to support their views.

What I'm trying to say is, the implications of what this could mean are endless, so please don't dismiss these remarkable figures just because someone says it means we are all slaves of the reptilians, or that these facts prove the plot to the terminator films actually happened.

And no matter what anyones opinion is,

The Earth still rotates about 366 times per orbit of the sun, and has a polar diameter 366.0431 percent larger than the moons.

The moon has an orbital period of 27.32 days and has a diameter 27.32 percent that of the Earths polar diameter.

The suns diameter is 109.2 times the size of Earths diameter, and the distance from the earth to the sun when we are at our furthest from it is 109.2 sun diameters.

if you divide 109.2 by 4 you get 27.3

366 moon orbits equal 10000 days

I could go on and on but the fact is you keep on getting the same recurring numbers and multiples of them again and again:

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Initial post: 4 May 2012 10:41:58 BDT
1.38*16^9m / 3.48*10^6m is close to 400 but hardly precise. I wouldn't get too exited.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2012 14:41:49 BDT
I got more precise figures, typed more correctly and usefully at Wikipedia, and the ratio of mean diameters was 400.87. There is a "fit" of this order of precision many, many times over in the Solar System, as you can see if you read A Little Book of Coincidences by John Martineau. Far too high to fit mere chance.

Thanks for making me check.

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 09:47:05 GMT
"the poo of a giant space fish"... what an amazing and excellent phrase. Brightened my day considerably!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2015 07:05:11 BDT
I. Rose says:
That's it. If I ever set up a rock band, it's getting named: "Poo of a giant Space Fish."
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