Three competing moon origin theories

The Moon as artificial satellite signal-enhancer of Moon-Saturn mind control Matrix


The period when the Earth was Moonless is probably the most remote recollection of mankind. Democritus and Anaxagoras taught that there was a time when the Earth was without the Moon.(1) Aristotle wrote that Arcadia in Greece, before being inhabited by the Hellenes, had a population of Pelasgians, and that these aborigines occupied the land already before there was a moon in the sky above the Earth; for this reason they were called Proselenes.(2)

Apollonius of Rhodes mentioned the time “when not all the orbs were yet in the heavens, before the Danai and Deukalion races came into existence, and only the Arcadians lived, of whom it is said that they dwelt on mountains and fed on acorns, before there was a moon.” (3)

Plutarch wrote in The Roman Questions: “There were Arcadians of Evander’s following, the so-called pre-Lunar people.”(4) Similarly wrote Ovid: “The Arcadians are said to have possessed their land before the birth of Jove, and the folk is older than the Moon.” (5) Hippolytus refers to a legend that “Arcadia brought forth Pelasgus, of greater antiquity than the moon.”(6) Lucian in his Astrology says that “the Arcadians affirm in their folly that they are older than the moon.”(7)

Censorinus also alludes to the time in the past when there was no moon in the sky.(8)
Some allusions to the time before there was a Moon may be found also in the Scriptures. In Job 25:5 the grandeur of the Lord who “Makes peace in the heights” is praised and the time is mentioned “before [there was] a moon and it did not shine.” Also in Psalm 72:5 it is said: “Thou wast feared since [the time of] the sun and before [the time of] the moon, a generation of generations.” A “generation of generations” means a very long time. Of course, it is of no use to counter this psalm with the myth of the first chapter of Genesis, a tale brought down from exotic and later sources.
The memory of a world without a moon lives in oral tradition among the Indians. The Indians of the Bogota highlands in the eastern Cordilleras of Colombia relate some of their tribal reminiscences to the time before there was a moon. “In the earliest times, when the moon was not yet in the heavens,” say the tribesmen of Chibchas.(9)

There are currently three theories of the origin of the moon:
1) The Moon originated at the same time as the Earth, being formed substantially from the same material, aggregating and solidifying.
2) The Moon was formed not in the vicinity of the Earth, but in a different part of the solar system, and was later captured by the Earth.
3) The Moon was originally a portion of the terrestrial crust and was torn out, leaving behind the bed of the Pacific.

All three theories claim the presence of the Moon on an orbit around the Earth for billions of years. Mythology may supply each of these views with some support (Genesis I for the first view; the birth of Aphrodite from the sea for the third view; Aphrodite’s origin in the disruption of Uranus, and also the violence of Sin—the Babylonian Moon—seems to support the second view).
Since mankind on both sides of the Atlantic preserved the memory of a time when the Earth was without the Moon, the first hypothesis, namely, of the Moon originating simultaneously with the Earth and in its vicinity, is to be excluded, leaving the other two hypotheses to compete between themselves.

We have seen that the traditions of diverse peoples offer corroborative testimony to the effect that in a very early age, but still in the memory of mankind, no moon accompanied the Earth.(10) Since human beings already peopled the Earth, it is improbable that the Moon sprang from it: there must have existed a solid lithosphere, not a liquid earth. Thus while I do not claim to know the origin of the Moon, I find it more probable that the Moon was captured by the Earth. Such an event would have occurred as a catastrophe.(11) If the Moon’s formation took place away from the Earth,(12) its composition may be quite different.

There is no evidence to suggest whether the Moon was a planet, a satellite of another planet, or a comet at the time of its capture by the Earth. Whatever atmosphere it may have had(13) was pulled away by the Earth, by other contacting bodies, or dissipated in some other way.

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5 Responses to “Three competing moon origin theories”

  1. Anonymous says:

    There’s a fourth theory actually, which emerged after the Apollo missions and the collection of moon rock. It’s called the Giant Impact Theory and suggests that the moon was formed from the debris caused by a major impact between the earth and another bit of space junk early in the solar system’s history.

    It was at one time the most favoured theory among astronomers but I don’t know if it still is.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap, How can we find information about the Moon, when NASA and the BBC won’t tell the truth about who’s been buggering our kid’s, never mind about moon rocks.
    All I know is, when going on holiday or anywhere, I always look forward.
    When they went to the Moon the camera’s were looking back towards Earth.
    Then when there were strange lights on the film, these were airbrushed out.
    Some chance of any truth out of this lot!!

  3. Julia says:

    There is a good book called Who Built The Moon? It’s written from a scientific angle, not a conspiracy one, and the lack of belief in a conspiracy does block the authors at times. They conclude that humans built the Moon, and I think they are sort of on the right track.
    The Moon is designed to perfectly fit the Sun. There are many very interesting ratios to do with the Moon and Earth and Sun. The Moon mimics the Sun following its EXACT course in the sky, but in opposite. The Winter Moon follows the Summer Sun path, and vice versa. At the Equnioxes, they are the same.
    This is the first I have heard that there was a time without a Moon, and it gives me hope! Thankyou! I think that there will soon be a time again without the Moon. The Moon is a control force against humanity, as I see it.

    Lots on my blog about the Moon. Here are some refs…

  4. Anonymous says:

    “The Moon as artificial satellite signal-enhancer of Moon-Saturn mind control Matrix”

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

    Go TAP Go !!!!!

  5. Tapestry says:

    Take a look at The Ringmakers of Saturn by Norman Bergrun in listed books, pdf online. That explains how there is lots more going on around us than we have been told. There is no doubt other life shares the solar system with us. In fact we’re the new kids on the block.

    Take a look at Everything You Know Is Wrong by Lloyd Pye.

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