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Who Built the Moon?

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  177 ratings  ·  27 reviews
The moon has confounded scientists for many years. It does not obey the known rules of astrophysics and there is no theory of its origin that explains the known facts--in fact it should not really be there...

The authors of Civilization One return, bringing new evidence about the Moon that will shake up our world. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler realized that the ancient
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 31st 2006 by Watkins Publishing (first published January 1st 2005)
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karen


it's the moon, y'all!!



...or is it??

my dismissal of the moon-as-entity started some years ago, when they were running all those "the moon landing was a hoax and we were just trying to beat the russians, so we lied" specials on the teevee. and the man of the house would watch them, and i would breeze through the room and laugh at how earnest these people were; with their "the flaaaag! look at how it is mooooving!" and these programs really pissed off TMOTH. for someone who genuinely believes in al
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Wallace
"The moon was created by aliens because the moon goes around the earth 365 times every 10,000 days." Well put but a little obvious, no?
Sylvain Malfroy-Camine
Dec 18, 2007 Sylvain Malfroy-Camine rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Knowledge Seekers
Keep open, however, GRAIN OF SALT is RECOMMENDED...keep exploring!

This very carefully written book presents very compelling evidence that the moon was an intentional construction. The argument comes straight out of scientific conjecture. There is interesting mathematical/physical data on the moon that makes its being a coincidental manifestation incredibly unlikely. One interesting piece of data that comes to mind is that the moon is made of earth matter, but is something a good deal less dense
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Darren
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Thomas Ryan
One of the most wildly brilliant books I've read, it's science meets philosophy with a twist of conspiracy, and a real thinking book. The coincidences of the moon, it's size, distance, make-up, relationship to life on Earth, is all too coincidental to be an mere Darwinian accident.

Knowledge of science in this country has taken a nose dive in the last century, thanks to JD Rockefeller and his General Education Board in WW1, but that is a different topic. How many Americans know what the Scientif
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Eric
I was really looking forward to this book so maybe that's why I only thought it was OK. Christopher Knight's "The Hiram Key" was so good I was expecting more of the same. It's true that they discover some highly improbable coincidences regarding the relative size of the earth, moon and sun as well as in their orbits, rotation, composition and other details.

Unfortunately, it seemed to me that for this book they decided to take a pamphlet of new data and pad it with an introductory science course
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Amber
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Jonathan
May 08, 2008 Jonathan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: televangelists
The authors of this book suggest that the moon is artificial, and that we built it: that is, human beings from the future. If you don't think that's worth reading, you're unimaginative.
Drive Like
Great book but heavy goingin places if you're not a maths whizz.
Seth
I actually haven't read this book.
Dead John Williams
Who Built the Moon? by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler I know, but I am a sucker for these kind of books, full of interesting facts with a half life measured in seconds, preposterous theories that really are believable as long as you suspend your disbelief.

And I guess that's it, that's what I like, that suspension of disbelief in the face of incredible odds.

For the life of me I really don't remember what this was about but I did enjoy it and I believed every word too.
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Leticia
Christopher Knight and Alan Butler's story is an intriguing scientific journey. While the very title of the book, Who Built the Moon?, may cause your hackles to rise with indignation, it's at once a challenge to your open-mindedness, and extremely ballsy.

Knight and Butler became curious about the origins of the moon. Their quest to discover the moon's origins took them (and subsequently, you, as you read this book) to some far out, apparently unrelated, and yet deeply interesting places. You wil
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Hobbes
Cited as "Thought Provoking" by the Daily Mail and certainly it is, but not in the way I expected.

Located in the Popular Science section of the bookstore ... and I'm not sure it sits well there after reading it. Sure, there are a lot of scientific facts and mathematical data to explain Knight's theories, yet all those figures fried my brain. It's not something I would research to check for accuracy, or even something I would understand if I tried. Maths was my most hated subject at school! (Now
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Caroline
A very interesting read for one who struggles with the concept of coincidence. I finished this book on the day of a Solar Eclipse, making it all the more poignant as I took in the awe of such an impossible chance of a natural alignment. Without the moon life simply could not have come to be, was it engineered and positioned to ensure we evolved from the primordial soup? I do not know, but this book certainly opens your eyes to how the moon is such an anomaly in our solar system. Whether you beli ...more
Tiffany_ge Ge
It's interesting to see what knowledge that I had about universe, human evolution history, philosophy...was not correct, or arguable. It's fun to see things around you is not what I saw as before, and will have different thinking or feelings starring at them. Very interesting
But not such a fan about last several chapters.
Steven
Some interesting ideas and facts in here but a lot of this was covered in one of their other books, so it felt like I was reading it all again.
Chauncy Peppertooth
When I read this book, I was must have been thereabouts of twenty-two or twenty-seven. It covers the moon and speculates d how it came into being. The magic of Who Built the Moon is that it actually had me believing that it was built by human beings. Who here time travels? Come on, don't be shy. We all do... but just not that fast! Or backwards and fast! So... as implausible as humans building Mother Moon may be, I stand corrected. The moon was built by the capital letter S. Money also contribut ...more
Michael
Starts off interesting & rational but by the end of the book we've got time travelling humans from the future going back in time and creating the moon so that everything is right on earth for evolution - talk about killing your great grandfather!!!!!
Angus Mcfarlane
A fascinating account of the uniqueness of the moon and it's inexplicable origins, providing reasons for the intimate way Earth and Moon belong together like tongue and cheek.
Neida
Very interesting theories. I'm not sure if I buy the authors conclusion on "who" built the moon, but they certainly convinced me of the moon's artificiality.
Tugay Sarıkaya
Absolutely good! relaxing, enjoyable and nice to know about the moon's secrets
Feistykel
Started off good, lost me at time travelling modern humans as a rationale.
Jamie Nichols
Fascinating concept. Really gets the imagination going.
Kasia
it was interesting! really enjoyed reading it :)
Tyler
Bunkum of the least entertaining variety.
Sahishnu Majumdar
Forces you to think differently
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Christopher Knight, born in 1950, has worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations. He joined the Freemasons in 1976 and grew interested in studying their rituals and history, which led to Knight writing the bestselling The Hiram Key. He has continued his study of rituals through time.

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“Science is about recognizing patterns. [...] 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.” 3 likes
“Modern scientific culture has evolved from its roots in the ancient world and has become a complex web of many highly specialized disciplines. Gone are the days when one man, such as the seventeeth-century Robert Hooke, could be a groundbreaking inventor, microscopist, physicist, surveyor, astronomer, biologist and even artist. Today the sheer enormity of available information has led to highly defined specialisms, and academics are expected to keep to their field - despite the truism that science has no experts. [...]

The gains from modern science are beyond counting. But the loss, arguably, is the synthesis of information generated by the many gentleman scholars that once existed, before becoming extinct somewhere around hte late nineteenth century. So few scholars now have a chance to view the bigger picture - to seek out patterns that might unexpectedly exist when apparently unrelated data is brought together. It has to be remembered that the difference between a major breakthrough and nothing at all can be just the angle of view rather than anything else.”
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