Friday, February 4, 2011
Do We Really Need the Moon?
There's a BBC program asking, in a very pro-moon perspective whether we need the moon. It pretended to be objective then spent an hour explaining how the moon was absolutely vital. Apparently having seasons and critters that care about seasons, and not wobbling all over the place makes our moon very essential for life. But, really without the constant polar ice caps we'd have a lot more water and water critters could do plenty well, and saying that just because nothing has evolved to go from death-valley temperature to antarctic temperature and therefore it's impossible is rather bizarre. I mean, plenty of critters have the ability to hibernate, and trigger activity based on heat, and cope with heat and cold. Just because there's not anything around (save a few bacteria) that tend to do that doesn't mean nothing could. Somehow I always feel that doubting evolution is some kind of intellectual fallacy.