THE POTENTIAL MESSAGE
In the beginning there was
neither existence nor nonexistence;
was no atmosphere, no sky,
and no realm beyond the sky.
Who was that power?
Rig Veda 10:129.1-7
(circa 4000 BC)
At this point we had decided that we could not continue to gather
further facts without having some plan in place.
The way forward
seemed to be to develop a hypothesis so that we could see how the
component parts of the puzzle may fit together. We agreed to suspend
all negative comments for a time, so that we did not miss a point by
rejecting something that challenged our preconceptions. Only when we
had a complete model for our hypothesis, would we critically
appraise it and compare it to other possible explanations.
So, we are now entering the modeling world by temporarily accepting
the following three
concepts as real:
The Moon was engineered by an unknown
agency circa 4.6 billion years ago, to act as an incubator to
promote intelligent life on Earth.
The unknown agency knew that humanoids would be the
result of the
That unknown agency wanted the resulting humanoids to know what had
been done and they
left a message indicated by the dynamics of the Moon.
We were well aware that there were some issues with these
assumptions, which, if we forced ourselves to reconcile them simultaneously, would inhibit lateral thinking. One such problem was
the issue of motivation: Why would any agency want a grand plan that
spanned a period that was equal to around fifty per cent of the age
of the Universe at that astronomically distant time? This would be
long-range planning beyond all comprehension.
Even then, how did
such an agency know that the resulting life form would have ten
digits? We would try and deal with these issues but it might be
necessary to tackle them at a later stage.
Another problem that had to be put to one side for the moment, was
the issue of how Stone- Age builders came to be using units of measurement that are the key to decoding the message. These issues,
amongst others, will have to be dealt with in due course, but now
we will review the basis of the message.
At the root of our hypothesis is the idea that the very dimensions
and movements of the Moon are designed to alert us to the fact
that this is not a natural body. We therefore need to go back to the
beginning of the solar system itself.
No one knows for sure how the solar system came into existence but,
despite all of the ideas about the Moon being made from the Earth,
everyone agrees that the Sun, Earth and the Moon were all formed
around 4.6 billion years ago. It is thought that the Earth and the
Moon were formed very soon after the Sun became a star.
Theories come and theories go, but it is likely that it all began
when a vast cloud of dust and
gas in an empty region of our galaxy became compressed by starlight
and gravitational forces, thereby causing an accumulation process.
Otto Schmidt first put the theory of 'accretion' forward in 1944 and
as more and more evidence has become available,
competitor theories have withered away.
In some way, that astronomers do not yet understand, the Sun was
formed and produced light and heat much as it does today. The
cloud of dust and gas that was wheeling around the new star, kept on
cooling and shrinking and whirling faster and faster before
separating into rings. Each of these rings also kept on cooling and
shrinking and is thought to have gradually gathered together into a
sphere of fiery gas, in the case of the terrestrial planets, before
cooling so much that the main part of it became liquid and,
Until quite recently there were two principle theories to explain
the Moon's existence. One
was that it was an object that had formed elsewhere and was somehow
taken into Earth's orbit; and the other was a theory called
'coaccretion' or the 'double planet' hypothesis. This second theory
supposed that the Earth and the Moon simply grew together as twins,
born out of the primordial swarm of small 'planetesimals'.
when lunar rocks were brought back to Earth it was realized that the
Moon has no substantial metallic iron core and that its rocks have
oxygen isotopic ratios that are identical to the Earth's.
The theory that the Moon had originated elsewhere died instantly
because it was obvious that the rocks had formed in exactly the same
region of the solar system as those of the Earth. But the worrying
point was that the only alternative theory was as effectively
debunked as the 'capture' hypothesis. The 'co-accretion' could not
be correct because the type and proportion of materials should be
pretty much the same for both bodies if they
were twin planets.
Suddenly there was no theory of the Moon's origin in existence.
Scientists tell us that nature abhors a vacuum - but scientists
abhor a vacuum even more. Something had to be found to explain the
It took some years, but in 1984 an idea that seemed to explain the
facts was put forward.
Big Whack theory was an attempt to explain how the Moon
could be made of selected
Earth materials. For reasons already covered, it is a theory that
simply does not work and we are
still in a position where there is no watertight explanation for the
Moon being where it is.
So let us return to what is generally held to be true about the
early solar system.
The process of making the Earth was not
especially quick, as Stein
B. Jacobsen, a professor of geochemistry at Harvard University says:
100,000 years of the formation of the Sun, the first embryos of the
planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars had formed... Some grew more
rapidly than others, and within ten million years, about sixty-five
per cent of Earth had formed.' 25
Let us now consider a theory of the Earth-Moon system that does
The thrust is that it is the result of intelligent design. We
do not know who or what this hypothetical intelligence was, so we
will designate it UCA (Unknown Creative Agency) for the time being.
In the Beginning
The young star was shining out, and the clouds of matter that had
recently circled around it in a series of rings had begun the
process of accreting into spheres at differing ranges from the star.
One of these proto-planets was some
150,000 kilometers distant from the mother star and the UCA realized
that it had the potential to
The UCA may believe that the
Universe is destined to die, maybe by becoming a smooth and static
soup of incredibly thinly dispersed matter, just a tiny fraction
above absolute zero. A nothingness that would essentially be the end
of everything - even time.
The goal of the UCA was to seed life wherever possible, to create
intelligent beings that could flourish and go out and seed more life
themselves. In this way the very fabric of the Universe would be
turned into self-aware matter that would slowly halt and reverse the
mindless spiral into entropy and eternal chaos. They had a model to
use for this location - one that would produce a specific type of
intelligent creature, based on carbon and enabled by liquid water.
But it would take several billion years for the tumbling sphere to
stabilize and go through a process of evolution of life form s that
would result in a species with the intelligence and, more
importantly, the imagination to understand their role of striking
out into the cosmos to shape and form swirling stardust - and then
give it the spark of life.
It was important that when this fledgling planet spawned its
thinking and technologically able offspring, the creatures would
understand exactly what had happened to bring them into existence,
so that they could eventually repeat the process themselves. In this
way, a self-aware Universe would continue to replicate itself across
the massive span of space and time.
The engineering requirement was demanding.
The proto-planet was completely unstable and it was destined to
develop a surface that would be far too rigid to create the
necessary conditions for life to begin and to thrive. It required a
regulator - a gravitational presence close by, that would tip it
over just enough to cause the surface to have a tiny temperature
range that would oscillate gently to evenly distribute the energy
radiated from its mother star.
This also had to be a regulator that
would initially use its gravity to plough the surface so that
essential minerals could be released for the life-development
process to continue.
It was clear that the planet needed to have a loosened surface and
the obvious conclusion was to manufacture the regulator from the
This would reduce the tendency of the surface to form
one continuous crust and would allow movement within the
crust itself. Judging the required mass, size and orbital
characteristics of the regulator was a stupendously complex
calculation, because it not only needed to have a changing
relationship with the planet over time - it also had to contain the
message addressed to the resulting intelligent life form.
The equilibrium point was
calculated and it was found that seventy-four quintillion tonnes
would have to be removed from the planet to manufacture the
regulator. To meet all requirements it was going to need a mass that
was only 1.234 per cent of the revised planet yet its physical size
had to be a relatively large, being 27.322 per cent of its parent.
It would therefore have to be made with
the barest minimum of
heavy elements such as iron and, even then, it would need to either
be partially hollow or have the consistency of a sponge.
Mechanisms were then put in place to remove a stream of material
from the young planet, that would be spun into a new planet in close
Earth orbit. The design was such that the regulator would slowly
increase its orbital distance until it reached an average range of
around 384,500 kilometers at the expected time of the arrival of
This would mean that to the creatures on the
planet's surface, the disc of the regulator would appear, with the
naked eye, to be the same size as the star at the centre of the
system - which would be the first line of the message to make the
developing Earth creatures become curious about the regulator.
realization that the factor for each was precisely 400 would also
indicate that the message would be delivered in base-ten arithmetic.
Perhaps the UCA used something like black-hole technology to
carefully strip only lighter elements from the infant planet. A
black hole is a super- dense entity with so much gravity that even
light is sucked into it, like dust into a vacuum cleaner.
hole with the mass of Mount Everest would have a miniscule radius -
roughly the size of an atomic nucleus - and current thinking is that
it would be hard for such a black hole to swallow anything, although
it would certainly attract material like a giant magnet. Such an
idea might explain
the mascons (the regions of high gravity) still
found on the Moon.
However the engineering job was undertaken, the biggest challenge
was to communicate the
message that the intelligent creatures endemic to the Earth would
spot, because the very familiarity of seeing the regulator in the night sky would cause
them to take it for granted.
And the UCA knew that intelligence
sometimes leads to a dulling of imagination, resulting in confusion
between 'describing' and
'understanding'. Contrary to what some intelligent individuals
consider, the ability to describe something does not equate with
The next levels of the message needed to be more difficult to
ignore. The decision was made to create number patterns that stand
out as very strange.
The UCA realized that it needed to draw further attention to the
artificial nature of the
regulator by building on a truly fundamental number that represented
the planet. The number that was chosen was the planet's spin rate
per orbit of the star, which would have to be instantly recognizable
as a value that was unique to the planet - a natural PIN (personal
identification number) for an entire world. So, in this case it was
a Planetary Identification Number that was required.
At the required time window, the planet would be rotating at a rate
of 366 revolutions for
each orbit around its mother star, and the use of the number value
366 would therefore be easily spotted as the Planetary
The intelligent creatures would recognize the PIN number from an
early date as it requires
only very basic astronomy to appreciate that this three digit number
is the most fundamental of all numbers that are unique to the
Surely these Earth-dwelling creatures would be very surprised when
they calculated the
relative size of their planet to the orbiting regulator and
discovered that the one is 366 per cent larger than the other.
The regulator was also engineered with a PIN number that was
meaningful to the intended
intelligent creatures. That number would be the reciprocal of the
planet's PIN number - the mirror image of 366.
The mathematics was simplicity itself. The regulator's PIN number
would be arrived at by considering its size as 100 per cent and
dividing it by the relative size of the planet, namely 366 per cent.
Working to five decimal places the result is:
100/366 = 0.27322
The regulator was then carefully engineered so that at the key point
in time it would be orbiting the planet at a rate of once every
27.322 planetary days.
Surely, the creatures would notice that? And as an extra layer, if
they looked at the issue the
other way around, the size of the regulator compared to the planet
has precisely the same number value - being 27.322 per cent of its
Surely the intelligent Earth creatures could not fail to be alerted
by such an unbelievably improbable number matching? There is
absolutely no reason why the regulator's orbital period in planetary
days should numerically echo the relative size relationship it also
enjoyed with the Earth.
The consequence of these arrangements would not be lost on the new
life form s because
they would easily realize that for every 10,000 of their planetary
days, the regulator would complete exactly 366 orbits of the planet.
Surely they would spot the use of round base-ten numbers and the PIN
number 366 being echoed by the regulator?
But then, if they did not recognize these message patterns it would
mean that they still lacked the intelligence or imagination to be
Fitting the Moon into the Earth-Sun Model
It struck us as extremely likely that the UCA (Unknown Creative Agency)
must have had some
control over the Earth's rate of spin and its orbital speed, so that
they could ensure that it got to the magic 366 rotations at the
From everything that is known about the Earth, its
orbital speed has been steadily decreasing for a long time but to
the astonishment of scientists at the National Institute for
Science and Technology in Boulder,
Colorado, it suddenly stopped this deceleration in 1999.
reported the story on January 2nd 2004 saying:
'Experts agree that the rate at which the Earth travels
through space has slowed ever so slightly for
millennia. To make the world's official time agree with where the
actually is in space, scientists in 1972 started adding an extra
'leap second' on the last day of the year.
For twenty-eight years, scientists repeated the procedure. But in
discovered the Earth was no longer lagging behind.
At the National Institute for Science and Technology in Boulder,
spokesman Fred McGehan said most scientists agree the Earth's orbit
around the sun has been gradually slowing for millennia. But he said
they don't have a good explanation for why
it's suddenly on schedule.'
This caused us to look up the actual speed that the Earth has
settled at in its circumnavigation of the Sun, and we were surprised
to find that its mean orbital velocity is almost exactly one ten
thousandth of the speed of light in a vacuum.
At 29,780 meters per
second, the variance is less than two-thirds of one percent.
We thought that this was probably a coincidence - but we could not
pick and choose which factors are, and are not, significant. And we
had to remember that the value 10,000 had already shown up in the
number of Earth days for every 366 lunar orbits.
We next turned our attention to the Sun. The diameter of the Sun is
1,392,000km and as the average diameter of the Earth is 12,742km,
so it follows that 109.245 Earths could be placed side by side along
the diameter of the Sun. This is not a number that stands out for
any reason - at least not immediately.
But when we looked at the
number of Sun diameters in the Earth's aphelion (its greatest
distance to the Sun) we found that there are 109.267, effectively an
identical value because the estimate of the Sun's diameter is within
this tiny margin.
How strange. There are the same number of Earth diameters in the
Sun's diameter as there are Sun diameters between the Earth and the
Sun. This is a near perfect echo that does not work for
any other planet in the solar system.
These numbers are ratios and are therefore real and independent of
units of measurement.
But the number also stood out because there
are 10,920.8km in the Moon's equatorial circumference. At the time
we noticed this, we considered that it really did have to be a
coincidence because the number of kilometers in anything just could
not be relevant since the meter is a unit that is an invented human
But then we realized that the Moon turns at a rate of precisely one
kilometer every second at
its equator and that did strike us as very odd. Maybe we had been
too hasty in rejecting the role of
the metric system.
Our observations about the
patterns inherent in the size and movement of the Moon, in terms of
ratios, stand out as being beyond mere accident. Although we accept
that the apparent patterns that rely on units of measurement, such
as kilometers, are far harder to accept without an explanation of
how this could have com e about.
Any 'reasonable' person would
immediately reject such factors as meaningless - but then we think
there is a great deal in the old adage that 'all progress is
dependent on the unreasonable person'.
And some people would not even get to the point of recognizing the
patterns in the ratios within the Sun- Earth-Moon system. A
scientifically trained person looking at any one of these points
would almost certainly respond by saying that 'all numbers are
A value such as 100 or
40,0 dropping out of the mix is just as likely as any other number.
We absolutely agree with this view and we would ignore such results
if they were only happening once or even twice, but we are
confronting a whole list of non random-looking values that add up to
create what would otherwise be the most unlikely series of chance
events in the history of the cosmos. And, in our view, anyone who
dismisses all of these points as coincidence is being either very
illogical or downright dishonest.
It is absolutely true that if someone tosses a coin 100 times and it
comes out heads every time, the chance of the next toss resulting in
another head is exactly 50/50. However, if this ever happens to you
in the real world, we would suggest that, before you let them toss
the coin again, you check that it is not double headed. Only a fool
would not be suspicious.
Scientific discovery has always been a process of identifying
patterns that stand out from the chaos of random events. For
example, identifying areas where there are m ore cases of a specific
illness is likely to point to a local factor such as radioactive
bedrock, a leakage of harmful industrial effluence or a contaminated food plant.
something varies markedly from the norm there is usually a reason.
If we look at the available information logically, and without
preconceptions of what is and
is not possible, the Moon appears to have been inserted into the
Sun-Earth relationship with the accuracy of the proverbial Swiss
A Recent Interaction
It appears that no one has previously spotted this message and we
only came across it because of our findings relating to Megalithic
We suspect that the problem is one of too much knowledge and
a loss of the ability of experts, in our super-technological world,
to think simply. Perhaps if Galileo or Isaac Newton had access to
the information that we have today they would have noticed these
issues concerning the Moon, but, alas, they did not have the
accurate measurements that we have today and therefore they could
not observe the patterns.
Today we have the necessary information,
but astronomers are understandably more interested in quasars,
pulsars and all kinds of deep space objects rather than the
fundamentals of the Earth-Moon relationship.
We now needed to consider a scenario that would explain how the
Megalithic Yard came to
be involved in this ultra-long-distance message.
Maybe the UCA was aware of the potential problem of the message
headline being missed due to over sophistication and took steps to
inject extra information near to the key moment when the message
needed to be interpreted. Perhaps, we mused, the UCA had stepped in
at a number of key points throughout the process of human
These thoughts were m ore complex than the set-and-forget scenario
of an unknown agency building a planetary regulator that was, in
effect, an incubator for life. The idea that some entity, probably
an advanced species from another galaxy, established a mechanism to
foster life and then moved on seemed reasonable in the face of such
But to have an agency that has maintained a periodic
involvement with humankind across several billions of years is much
harder to reconcile.
However, we decided to stick to our methodology of viewing the
reasons 'why' ahead of dealing with the reasons 'why not'. We needed
to review the material from ancient history and prehistory that had
brought us to look so hard at the Moon.
Firstly we had to remember that it was because the stone structures
from the fourth millennium BC were apparently created to study the
Moon, that Alexander Thom began his lifetime quest to investigate
them. Could these large standing stones be pointing deliberately at
the Moon and the Sun?
The orientation of the Megalithic structures certainly led him to
Megalithic Yard as being a unit of 82.96656 cm - give or
take 0.61 cm. And this in turn led us to the findings laid out in
As stated earlier, we had discovered that the Megalithic Yard was merely
the starting point of a holistic measuring system that dealt
with linear distance, mass, volume and time. It was an utterly
brilliant system and we found that m any modern units had descended
from it, such as the imperial pint and the pound.
We had been unable
to imagine how the pound and the pint could have survived across so
many millennia but it is a fact of mathematics that they are
directly related, either by design or by an incredible series of
To recap, the most intriguing fact about the Megalithic Yard lay in
the way it had been ingeniously devised to fit accurately into the
circumference of the Earth.
Megalithic geometry was slightly
different to the 360-degree geometry invented by
which is still in use more than four thousand years later. It had
been based on 366 degrees, apparently (and very logically) because
the Earth revolves once on its axis whilst it travels in its great
orbital circle around the Sun.
Under this Stone-Age system of
geometry, each of the 366 degrees was split into sixty minutes of
arc and each minute of arc into six seconds of
The incredible beauty of the
system is that when the globe of the Earth was treated as a huge
circle, the polar circumference of the Earth is exactly the right
size to give 366 Megalithic Yards to a polar second of arc.
We had been very surprised at the way the Megalithic Yard bisected
the circumference of the Earth, but what we didn't expect to
discover was any direct connection between the Megalithic Yard and
other bodies within our solar system.
And there are none - apart
from the Moon and the Sun.
The Moon has a beautifully neat 100 Megalithic Yards to each second
of arc, which could be a very odd coincidence if it were not for all
of the other facts we discovered which point to a whole range of
round numbers. And of course the Sun has an incredibly round 40,000
Megalithic Yards to each Megalithic second of arc. What a perfect
way to announce an awareness that the Moon is exactly 400 times
smaller than the Sun.
We also noted that whilst the Sun has 40,000 Megalithic Yards to a
Megalithic second of arc, the metric system was designed so that the
Earth's polar circumference would be 40,000 kilometers.
It had struck us as quite amazing that anyone more than 5,000 years
ago could have created a unit of measure that worked as a perfect
integer of the planet within such an elegant system of geometry -
starting and finishing with the Earth's PIN number of 366. Whilst
this was impressive, we were perplexed at the apparent impossibility of creating a unit and a
geometry that produced
beautifully round integers on the Earth, Moon and Sun. To do so
should be as close to impossible as anything can get.
Units that are integer, within the same geometry, for two heavenly
bodies would be very difficult - but three? That's ridiculous! And
yet the sum s spoke for themselves. The fact that the approach did
not work for any other body in the solar system pointed to a very
special relationship for the Earth, Moon and Sun.
The apparent impossibility of the Neolithic inhabitants having had
the skills to develop such
a marvelous system is now resolved when we introduce the unknown
creative agency because, if it started with knowledge of the
dimensions of the two original bodies (the Sun and the Earth), it
could have engineered the Moon to made it fit the same rules.
hypothesis was, therefore, to assume that the UCA somehow instructed
the Stone-Age builders to adopt the system we call Megalithic
In our previous book, Civilization One, we speculated that the
earliest records of the
Sumerians and the ancient Egyptians were actually correct when they
claimed that their own civilizations had been instructed in the arts
and sciences by an external agency.
In these records there are
references to people called 'the watchers' who taught geometry,
mathematics, astronomy, agriculture and other sciences. The
indigenous population did not know where these people had com e from and they described them as having
superhuman powers, although they
were clearly hum an beings and not gods.
In around 3100 BC, ancient Egypt became a united kingdom and its
period of recorded history began. At the same time, the Sumerians
were building their great cities and developing sophisticated
techniques of metalworking, glass manufacture and agriculture.
Indus valley of the Indian subcontinent, the
Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
civilizations were also constructing huge cities and in the British
Isles, superb megalithic structures like Newgrange, Maes Howe and
the Ring of Brodgar were being built.
Tomb (above), Ireland, and the Ring of Brodgar (below), Scotland.
Structures like these
tell us a great deal about the Neolithic people’s
fascination with the Moon.
Is it not very strange indeed,
that within such a precise period of time the whole world suddenly
decided to step up a gear and enter into a period of true
We found it more than odd that these unconnected peoples should all
take such a large step forward at exactly the same time. And we have
recently come across very new information that made our suspicions
On December 23rd 2004, new findings were published
that markedly revise the dating of the first American civilizations.
It reported that evidence now shows that the oldest civilization in
the Americas dates back far earlier than previously thought - in
fact right back to 3100 BC, at which time complex societies and
suddenly appeared in Peru.
This emerging culture
was the first in the Americas to develop centralized
decision-making, formalized religion, social hierarchies and a mixed economy based on agriculture and fishing.
One member of the team that has reported these findings in the
preeminent scientific journal, Nature, is Jonathan Haas of the
Department of Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago.
'The scale and sophistication of these sites is unheard of
anywhere in the New World at this time, and at almost any time.
These dates push back the origins of
civilization in the Americas to something more parallel to those of
the other great early civilizations.' 26
Some of the settlements that are believed to have had at least 3,000
inhabitants included platform mounds, thought to be pyramids,
central plazas, temples and housing.
The largest pyramid
known as the Piramide Mayor, is contemporary with the earlier
Egyptian pyramids, dating from 2627 BC. From this data, the
archaeologists have concluded that there was large-scale communal
and population concentration across the entire area.
Dr Jose Oliver, a lecturer in Latin American archaeology at the
Institute of Archaeology at University College London, said:
confirms that by 3100 BC monumental buildings were already under
way, not just at an isolated site but across a whole region.'
As we have already stated, science is
about recognizing patterns.
Humans have not changed physically or
intellectually over the last hundred thousand years but suddenly,
just over 5,000 years ago, unconnected people around the world began
building major structures and cities; but apart from some Sumerian-Egyptian interaction,
these groups appear to have developed quite independently.
Archaeology has not found obvious cross-cultural artifacts so it is
assumed that they all blossomed at the same time through sheer
But if they appeared worldwide because they had all benefited from the
instruction of an unknown creative agency, one shouldn't necessarily
expect an exact commonality of interpretation of these ideas.
Nevertheless, it is clear that there are some significant cultural
connections such as
the building of pyramids and Venus worship.
There is, it seems, some very powerful, albeit circumstantial,
evidence for an intervention by a highly advanced group more than
5,000 years ago. We have to admit, however, that we cannot conceive
how any agency could have maintained contact with the Earth's
development over several billions of years.
Nevertheless, we do not see it as our
place to reject information just because we cannot
Everything depends on the ground rules of the observer:
if someone refuses to look at obvious patterns because they
consider a pattern should not be there, then they will see nothing
but the reflection of their own prejudices.
As we reflected on what we had found, the number play involved in
the Earth- Moon-Sun system was nothing less than staggering. We were
amused by the charm of this virtual machine especially when using
the metric system.
We looked at this little equation using
(Moon x Earth)/100
This means that if we multiply the circumference of the Moon by that
of the Earth, the result is
436,669,140 km. If we then divide this figure by 100 we arrive at
436,669 km, which is the
circumference of the Sun, correct to 99.9 per cent.
Of course, if we divide the circumference of the Sun by that of the
Moon and multiply by 100 we get the polar circumference of the
Earth. And, as we have pointed out, if we divide the size of the Sun
by the size of the Earth and multiply by 100 we get the size of the
None of this is magic or pointless numerology. It may well be
nothing m ore than an am using coincidence but, given all of the
ratio patterning we have observed, it would be foolish to ignore it.
However, the idea that kilometers can be meaningful to issues
regarding the Moon is hard to swallow.
Any reader could be forgiven
for doubting what they read here. Nevertheless if anyone chooses to
check out the numbers - it all works. And if you are still not sure
about the idea, have a look at this fact; it certainly astounded us
when we came across it.
The Moon has a sidereal rotation period of 655.728 hours, which
means it rotates once every
27.322 Earth days. Given that the Moon has an equatorial
circumference of 10,920.8 kilometers, this means that the Moon is
turning at 400 kilometers per Earth day!
Just consider these unquestionable facts as a whole:
The Moon is one 400th the size of the Sun.
The Moon is 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun.
The Moon is
rotating at a rate of 400km per Earth day.
Coincidence? Well, maybe - or maybe not.
The Earth is rotating at 40,000 kilometers a day and the Moon is
turning at a rather precise 100 times less. The Moon always faces
the Earth as it travels on its orbit around our planet and yet the
average distance is such that the equatorial rotational speed is
precisely one per cent of an Earth day. These figures are entirely
checkable and indisputable.
How could all this be accidental?
Surely, only a fool would not wish to examine this situation
further. Yet we have to be realistic about how some people will view
our decision to consider the apparently impossible. We are well
aware that many, and possibly most, experts will turn a blind eye.
Terence Kealey, a clinical biochemist and the Vice-Chancellor of the
Buckingham, wrote an article in the (London) Times on November 15th
2004 under the title 'Who says science is about facts? They only get
in the way of a good theory'.
In this he recollected as follows:
'When Charles Moore was editing The
Spectator he once asked me why, of his contributors, it was
those trained in science who were the least honest. Most
contributors respected truth but articles from people trained in
science (medical doctors were the worst) would often provoke
letters to complain of factual errors.
Moore had supposed that scientists would revere facts, but that
supposition is a myth: scientists
actually treat facts the way barristers treat hostile witnesses -
was Karl Popper. Popper was not a scientist but a political
philosopher who proposed that science works by 'falsifiability':
scientists discover facts; they create a theory to explain them; and
the theory is accepted until it is falsified by the discovery of
incompatible facts that then inspire a new theory.
Yet it is a
myth that working scientists always respect falsifiability.
Scientists often ignore inconvenient findings.'
We could not agree more, and therefore we will not be surprised if
people ignore the possibility that the metric system just might be
(crazy though it sounds) fundamental in some way to the Sun and the
Moon as well as to the Earth.
The fact remains that, for some
reason, the kilometer demonstrates the essence of the Sun-Moon-Earth
relationship, both in terms of size and orbital
As if all of this isn't incredible enough we must also address the
fact that the Moon has an orbit that makes it a 'mirror of time'.
we observed earlier, the Moon mimics the Sun at key points in the
year. For example, whilst the Sun sets in the north at the time of
the summer solstice, the Moon sets in the south and when the Sun
sets in the south at the time of the winter solstice, the Moon
unerringly sets in the north.
This is an aspect of Sun and Moon
associations that undoubtedly seemed like magic to our ancient ancestors and is
yet another reflection of the current position and orbital
characteristics of the Moon.
The Reasons Why Not
We have a constructed a scenario that fits all the facts but has
deliberately ignored some of the challenging consequences that have
We now need to deal with the reasons why this scenario might
be wrong. Without the intellectual tether of having to conform to
ideas that are within the bounds of what is already accepted, we
have argued that an intelligent agency constructed the Moon to
enable life to develop upon the planet we call Earth.
We have taken a holistic view and we have not ignored any facts that
we do not wish to have in our picture of what might have been.
The first problem that we thought we confronted - that of
motivation, has been potentially answered in that it might be part
of a grand quest to convert the Universe into an intelligent, self-
aware single entity at the end of time. Such an idea would certainly
seem to sit well with the principles of some Eastern belief systems
The Moon was already outrageously impossible before we introduced
the issues of the intricate web of interrelated values, which we
have argued is a deliberate message.
With the number values that
exist in the ratios alone, we fail to understand how anyone could
seriously claim that they are coincidences. But the biggest
challenge we have to confront is the issue of how the Megalithic
Yard and the metric system came to be involved with an artificial
Moon constructed as a life-support system for the Earth.
We cannot hide from the problem that, if our deductions are
accurate, our unidentified creative agency has had contact with us
at least once over the last 6,000 years. If this agency wished humans
to know what they had done - and they (or it) are capable of making
contact so recently - then why don't they just turn up right now and
tell us what was done in the distant past, instead of leaving messages on the
We were puzzled. This did not seem to make sense.
As we debated this tricky point, we considered an alternative
scenario that would not require direct contact from the UCA.
Perhaps, we mused, the rise of the Megalithic system and even the
metric system were programmed into our planet, to the extent that
humans respond to these values quite naturally and without knowing
Perhaps the gravitational effects of the Sun and the
Moon interact with the Earth's own gravity and the effects of its
spinning journey through space. It is known that the spinning orbit
of the Earth does cause a disturbance in time-space, so maybe
the value that we have called the PIN number, the value 366, is
actually the heartbeat of our planet. Perhaps we cannot help but
follow certain numerical patterns?
We were raising questions faster than we were solving problems but
there was a strong logic to this notion. We knew that the ancient
Sumerians had used a system virtually identical to the metric system in the middle of the third millennium BC, with a double
was 99.88 per cent of a meter. This unit was accompanied by others
that were virtually a liter and a kilo.
We had already noted that the second of time appeared to be real in
some way, rather than just an abstract convention. On Earth a
pendulum that swings at a rate of once a second will have a length
of a meter, with tiny variations dependent on the user's precise
distance from the planet's core.
Perhaps the values programmed into the Earth by the UCA (Unknown Creative Agency) were so
fundamental that any
intelligent life form evolving on the Earth would respond to them.
The relatively recent discovery that pendulums appear to go haywire
during a total eclipse could point to brief interruptions of this
We were aware that we were putting speculation upon
speculation but it made sense. And we have to remember that we are
not trying to displace any well-reasoned theory already in
existence, so these possibilities have the benefit of being alone in
fitting all of the known facts.
The bottom line to all this is that some unknown creative agency
made the Moon out of parts of the Earth so that it would act as an
incubator for life.
The next question to confront was this:
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