On 20/11/2014 00:01, John Wood wrote:
> Does anyone else agree that the idea of putting a time capsule on, or
> within the crust of, the moon is a wee bit bizarre?
> After all we have difficulty locating things, from the past, here on Earth
> even when it is right under our noses. What hope would any alien being have
> in finding such a thing on the moon?
> Furthermore, why would these aliens go looking on a completely different
> body in space anyway?
> On the other hand perhaps we ought to seek the answer the the Rockhenge
> enigma by searching for a buried pot in Patagonia, or somewhere else
> equally remote.
I agree it does seem weird. But perhaps we can explain it.
The first thing my father did when he moved into our family home was to
chop down a tree.
When I bought our home, likewise, there was this tree that just had to go.
I saw the same behaviour with other men - they just aren't happy
somewhere until some poor tree hits the floor.
Then I remembered taking our male dog for a walk. It just could not walk
past a lamp-post without marking it.
Perhaps all we are seeing here, is some primitive urge, the animalistic
urge to "piss on the moon" to convince ourselves we own it?
On an entirely different point which has nothing to do with territorial
marking or mid-life crisis: RockLenzie (a megalith for our Garden) has
hit a snag - apparently 3m long rocks are not common in the quarry and
we are going to have to wait to see what turns up.
But I have been thinking of burying something ritualistic in the hole
under the 3tonne stone (or perhaps lighter).