Moon Expert Dr. David Warmflash Interview Ep1
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Look for it at your local bookstore, or you can go to Amazon, and I will put a link to that in the show notes of this episode, but before we get started, I want to tell you about my new show called Wayfair. I'm going to Lincoln in the show notes as well, and it's a longer format, then the space news pod. It's still going to have space stuff is still can have science stuff tech stuff was going to be long-form interviews in. It's going to be not only about space science and tech, but also about the people that are involved. In those industries, and also the Wanderers of the world, the people that have taken the road, less traveled, so to speak. So if you just have been that good onto the show notes, check out the wafer podcast and subscribed. Because the first step Assode is going to be Dr David worn flashes interview the full thing. So here is one of Dr David warm flesh. So you have a if a book coming out in its cold moon in illustrated history from ancient myths, the colonies of tomorrow, actually less. This is the woke ride. Here is solid Brock. You can use it as a paperweight as a door stopper by you could read it too, because one of the things about this girl here in the twenty first century Hebrew, all don't like get actual hardcover books so much has came here about the topics on the podcast. I might tell you, if you little stories from the book, but is the illustrated history. And now the whole idea as part of a series from sterling crass, and every, every little sections called her a moment has a. Has beautiful picture. And. Techs to go along with it. So here I randomly opened up to this. So this is from one of the early entries telling about a period of lunar geological time called the Eric tasks, tinian period, named for the Tostes crater instead of having a picture of the creator. I gotta take a painting of air tasks in ease for whom the craters named giving a lesson to student era. Tostes was the ancient Greek scholar. Vaki was the chief librarian of the great library in Alexandria, really cool. I didn't even those the kind of things that this is all about, right? Things that you don't even know about the b basically everyone knows that there is a moon. Louis look up at the sky, and there is a moon. What's the history of it? You know, like where did I everyone of those craters is named for usually the name for person from history, especially in the near side of the? Day goes back. Wait ancient times in the far side. So you get names like cratered, so cough ski for people came later because nobody saw the far side until ninety fifty nine. So if though there's tons of craters, there's thousands of craters up there. Do you have a favorite crater on the moon? I liked the starkest crater because the name for stark is one of my favorite people from ancient times news, actually the first half of my book is a lot of ancient history before we get up to approaching space age. And he's kind of a hero, maybe for the first third of the buck, he 'cause he makes use of the moon and he uses for something cool. He uses it to figure out that the sun is a lot bigger than her, and that, if the sun is figure than earth, and it doesn't make sense that the sun goes around her that earth must go remers son. Now's twenty three hundred years ago, and he did it using the moon using a coin held front of his face. And using little crow. Tractors native sticks? Get the angle to the sun or at a minute. Take a quick break. In wanna get back there's going to be more with. With Dr David warm flash. Hi everyone. I would've let you know about anchor dot FM. It's where I host by podcast in, I find that it's the easiest place to do that. 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When was young, the ancient union philosopher, as you were people who lived in the well, we'd call the western coast of Turkey animals islands around there, Asia, Minor. They were Greeks, and they were the first Greeks to agree, Dr gauge, and that's where philosophy got started. And the philosopher who brought for last to Athens was Naxi gross. And this is really where, where we get the beginning of everything he tried tried. He studied to observe the moon and he realized that the moon is in a God, the sun's not a God. And he thought they were rocks basically, which isn't so far off. Let's say you're talking to a little kindergartener these said that the moon is a rock dead earth flung into space and the sun is a hob burning rock and that's why the moon shines by reflecting light. You know how differently would you explain that to finally a five year old six year old today? That the reason that up was because he also talked about how the moon originating, so there have been all these stories. But this is the first prototype scientific explanation of how the moon came to be he thought the earth had flung the moon into states, and that's kind of interesting because the Lenny a later in the la- by the late nineteenth century is when you first start to get a scientific discovery about how the moon originated and one of the early hypotheses about how the moon originated was from George Darwin son of Charles New Orleans, and he thought something not too far off from what it actually Gore's had said, say twenty four centuries before that he said that I had been in spitting really fast way faster than spinning today. And that kind of flown the chunk of hers Nantel out in the states. He all he's not the debt left the Pacific basin. Course today we know that, that couldn't be because. The shape of the continents than than shape of basins. Unheard wasn't was sane noisy years ago. George Darwin thought it had happened about fifty five million years ago. But we know that the Pacific Ocean was a lot smaller that, that long ago. Ken doll, his time, there was no theory of continental drift was no plea tectonics, so that being said, can you please elaborate a little bit on the creation of the moon? Maybe what it's made of how it came to be is very controversial. Arguing data right now to be controversy. You can do a whole series of podcasts on origins wound. It's a hot topic in one of the reasons, scientifically why we need to go back to the moon is because we haven't finished answering your question. I should just say before before talking about the origins of the mood about your audience. So there's something in the book for everybody, I've been able to talk about, I've been able to pull different angle on book, depending on what the audience is because it's a hundred moments from wound or history. So it's touched so many cards of human civilization. Virtually every culture has some history connected with the moon. So, well, I now when the month of Ramadan and Muslims are celebrating Ramadan because the only the lunar calendar to pure lunar calendar. And the reason there are lunar calendars is because ancient people needed to use them as a way to keep time. So they could track their say the records for agriculture whatever they were doing, but that's a pure lunar county. It's just looking at the timing of oh, we got a new cycle a Weiner psycho, we got. A waxing crescent. We got a full moon. We had a waiting crests in month after month in because of the pure winner calendar. So Ramadan in all the Muslim holidays, the move through the solar year, it can be it happening in may like it is this year, but the next year it'll be in way in April. It'll be kind of March before that annual run around the year, and, you know, get that with the Jewish calendar, which is a lunar calendar. But it's not a pure lunar calendar. It's a it's a newly solar calendar which also dates back styles of years that goes, all right back to the ancient Sumerians, and then the Babylonians figured out ways to get the lunar calendar in sync with the solar calendar. And it led to the discovery of a nineteen year cycle that puts the cycles of the moon and the cycles of the solar year in the sink. Nineteen years, and every two hundred thirty five lunar cycles. You get a repeat of the solar year. And that's why you'll say you won't have Hanukkah coming in July. He the lowest be it might be a little bit in November or December, but it's not gonna slip much beyond that, and that is the first part of the interview with Dr David warm flash. He's the author of moon an illustrated history from each at myths to the colonies of tomorrow. You could pick that book up at your local bookstore or on Amazon. I'm going to link the Amazon book in the show notes. Also check out my other podcast Wayfair. 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