"James Daugherty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Our Moon's period of rotation is EXACTLY equal to its period of
> revolution around the earth. This means that its day is equal
> to its year, which in turn means that we ALWAYS see the same
> face of the moon, and always have.
> To us the moon appears NOT to be spinning at all.
> Again what are the odds, I ask you, what are the odds.
This is rather easy, since it is caused by tidal lock - the moon likely rotated in the past, but the stretching from the Earth's tidal forces made it dissipate the rotation energy as heat. Seems to be a quite common phenomenon among moons.
> Also did you know that the word MONTH comes from the word MOON,
> and that a lunar cycle is 28 days long [same as a womans
> menstrual cycle and high tides] and that 13 lunar months, or
> 13x28days is EXACTLY EQUAL to 364 DAYS AND VERY close to a
It is probably the same conspiracy that is behind putting major cities close to rivers or trading routes. I think the original poster of the text James reposts is a bit too paranoid, and at least here turns the implication arrows the wrong way around.
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