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4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating in parts, fantasy in others, 1 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Who Built the Moon? (Paperback)
It seems likely that higher life only developed on Earth because the Moon is exactly what it is and where it is! Yet, scientifically speaking, the Moon should not exist. It doesn't obey the rules of astrophysics and no theory of its origin explains the known facts. Those facts provide more than enough anomalies about the Moon to permit the conclusion that it is not a naturally occurring body and was quite possibly engineered to sustain life on Earth:

The presence of the Moon stabilises an otherwise very 'wobbly' Earth, keeping it upright and sitting at exactly the right angle to ensure an even warming of its surface as it glides around the Sun, without which life could not have developed. What is more, the Moon is now thought to maintain plate tectonics, a crucial factor in the development of the Earth and a phenomenon that has allowed nutrients to be constantly released to the planet's surface - another essential to life.

The authors discovered a series of mathematical ratios regarding the relationship of the Earth, Sun and Moon. The size of a planetary body such as the Moon has little or nothing to do with its orbital characteristics, which are specifically tied to its speed. Yet time and again Knight and Butler came across number parallels that simply defy logic. For example the Earth is 3.66 times larger than the Moon and takes nearly 366 days to go around the Sun. Another peculiarity emerged when it was realised that the Moon, which orbits the Earth in 27.322 days, takes a very neat 10,000 days to complete 366 orbits. The Moon is 27.31% of the Earth's size, and it takes 27.322 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth.

The authors found a consistent sequence of integer numbers when looking at every major aspect of the Moon. No such pattern emerges for any other known planet or moon in the solar system. The Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun in diameter and the Moon is 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun which is why, during a total solar eclipse, the Moon appears to cover the Sun perfectly. Also, the Moon is rotating at a rate of 400km per Earth day and the Earth rotates at a speed 400 times faster than that of the Moon.

What you are left with is so unlikely that it cannot be simple chance. In so large a universe as ours outrageous coincidences are certain to happen but this is far from being the end of the story. Such are the orbital characteristics of the Moon that its movements in the sky, when seen from Earth, exactly mirror those of the Sun. The Moon revolves at exactly one hundredth of the speed that the Earth turns on its axis. When the Sun sets north of west at midsummer, the full Moon sets south of west at the same time. Although not immediately obvious, this phenomenon might be even more remarkable than the possibility of total eclipse.

Although it is extremely large relative to the Earth, the Moon is very light in mass, in fact only 1/81st part the mass of the Earth, despite being just under 1/3rd the size (which is huge for a moon and in fact the size of some planets). This is all the more perplexing now that it is known for certain that the Moon is made from exactly the same sort of rock as the Earth - though with very few of the heavy metals that give our world its mass - and has no core: in fact, many specialists suspect that the Moon is hollow, which should not be possible. The Apollo lunar teams at NASA reported on several occasions that the Moon rings like a bell when struck.

While studying the ancient system of geometry and measurement they researched and wrote about in their also very interesting previous book, Civilization One, the authors recreated a way of measuring distance, mass, volume and time that flourished at least five thousand years ago. The basic unit of length, the Megalithic Yard (82.966cm), is incorporated into the vast majority of the Megalithic monuments in Britain and France. Their work in Civilization One proved to Knight and Butler that this very specific measurement of 82.966cm had been deliberately designed to fit neatly into the circumference of the Earth. The Megalithic Yard is also connected to the metre. A pendulum which swings at a rate of once a second on the Earth has a length of precisely 1 meter. The authors also discovered that this ancient system also works perfectly with Moon characteristics. The one second arc of the Moon's rotation is exactly 100 Megalithic Yards.

The authors argue persuasively that, if higher life only developed on Earth because the Moon is exactly what it is and where it is, it becomes unreasonable to insist that the Moon is a natural object - an idea with profound implications. When all their evidence was in place, Knight and Butler were faced with one massive but inevitable conclusion. The Moon is an artificially created object, deliberately placed into the Earth/Sun system to serve the very functions it has managed so well for more than 4 billion years.

Summary overview of this book: it appears to be a mixture of fascinating facts, some fantasy when the authors stray from the facts, and lots of tedious ponderings that add little to the facts. Among the fantasies: alleging that humanity time traveled from the future to the Earth's beginnings to create the Moon; attempting to debunk the conspiracy theory that man has never been to the Moon (just how would THEY know?); claiming that Darwin's Natural Selection is correct (both this and Creationism are just theories and both have serious weaknesses).

This review can only provide an overview of the information in this highly original book, which is well worth reading even if it just exercises your mind. For those interested in taking the "artificial moon" theme even further, I recommend chapters 14 (Spaceship Moon) and 18 (The Moon Matrix) of Icke's 2010 book "Human Race Get Off Your Knees"; if you appreciate science-fiction type information, also try chapters 4, 5 and 6 of Icke's 2011 book "Remember Who You Are".
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2010 15:54:51 BDT
your argument is a little confused. you say... "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"... Well if you believe as you say that it is "too perfect to be a coincidence" then you must therefore believe that it is NOT a coincidence and a deliberate, intelligently intended act. well if that is so, what options does that leave you with? certainly not the crap of a giant space fish, becuase that would be a coincidence, a weird one admittedly but still a coicidence. so which is it? a possible coincidence or "too perfect to be a coincidence"?

Posted on 29 Jun 2010 19:28:32 BDT
"For those who are still swallowing the mainstream media's derision of Icke, he receives standing ovations at his talks, which sell out months ahead - so just who is the bigger fool now?" - The 4921 people who're filling the Brixton Academy each time, that's who're the bigger fools.

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Posted on 23 Apr 2014 19:53:39 BDT
For those wishing to explore the origins of the moon further (or any planet for that matter) I suggest you take a look at the electric universe theory. At the Thunderbolts project there is a huge amount of statistical data and evidence presented by leading scientists, mathematicians, engineers and geologists, backed up by some of the most extensive research in the field of comparative mythology to date. Or you can continue to admire the Emporer's new clothes!
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