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    Default Earth with no Moon?

    Kind of a technical question....
    Hope this doesn't get locked as I am interested in the answer.

    What would the Earth be like without a moon?

    I am only interested in plausible scenarios thanks, no fantasy stuff please.
    It is a full moon tonight in our area thus the question arose.....

    Cheers,
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    No ocean tides, no werewolves, no Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" or Cher in "Moonstruck", no moon landing conspiracies, no solar eclipses, and no lunatics.

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    I am not sure what you are saying with "no fantasy stuff", anything and everything will be some fantasy or another as we do indeed have a moon, and even "educated" guesses will be pure speculation... anywho..

    Who Built the Moon? by Christopher Knight, Alan Butler: 9781842931639 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

    The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?: Paul Davies: 9780547053585: Amazon.com: Books

    Two interesting reads IMO ^

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    Fewer, but stronger earthquakes. No tides, no harvest moon, no time frame reference so maybe no months on a calendar, no "many moons ago."
    Bill D

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    No NASA, none of those twats Elon Musk & Richard (asshole) Branson playing the big I ams, and how many billions better off - because we didn't have to go there?

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    No moon would be a bad thing from what I understand. The Earth would eventually die. Gravitational forces from the moon are critical in keeping the Earth's core molten and it is this moving core which gives the earth a magnetic field. Without this magnetic field, the solar wind would strip away the atmosphere and the earth would become a dead rock like Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    No Cher in "Moonstruck"...
    No Moonstruck ? Forget it. Close this thread right now.

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    No Tang drink or cordless tools.

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    No Loreena McKennit Highwayman

    No way. This is not allowed.

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    Probably no multicellular life without the tides. Interesting that the earth's magnetic field nearly disappeared for a while just before the Cambrian explosion.

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    I forget which ancient civilization it was but there are texts that talk of the time before the moon.

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    There was a time when the Moon did not exist.there was a time that the moon did not exist

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    "The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason"

    This is the opening line of Neal Stephenson’s novel Seveneves.
    I'm not really a SciFi fan, but make an exception for Mr. Stephenson. I particularly recommend this one.

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    I say we blow it up and find out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Dickman View Post
    I say we blow it up and find out
    What about the rocks falling on our heads ? Would we have to wear hardhats ?

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    No assholes! (I believe it was Paul Kantner who said, "they'll always be assholes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    What about the rocks falling on our heads ? Would we have to wear hardhats ?
    It won't hurt. Moon rocks are only 1/6 as heavy as earth rocks...

    Scientists say the moon had a major influence on the evolution of life on the earth. If there was no moon, there would probably be no Bigfoot alive today.

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    In another four or five billion years or so, there will be no earth, no moon and a very large sun. The problem of no moon will effectively take care of itself.

    Worried about global warming? Just wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jancollc View Post
    If there was no moon, there would be no Bigfoot alive today.
    You have to look at the good side. Probably no Hillary Clinton either !

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    She's still alive?


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