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Author Topic: "Strip the Cosmos" Mars Episode  (Read 664 times)
Chuck-Star
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« on: August 11, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »

This episode didn't disappoint.

The picture of primordial Mars that has emerged is one of spectacular beauty.  It had a molten core and a magnetic field capable of protecting its atmosphere.  It had vast oceans and lakes, as well as mountains and towering volcanoes.  The tilt of its axis also created seasons.

However, even after the "Heavy Bombardment" period it suffered a devastating blow from an impact the size of half our moon.  This melted nearly one half of the surface of Mars and created a flat, almost featureless, plain.  Mars was effectively finished as a living planet.

(One glaring omission of this episode was any mention of how the giant canyon on Mars was formed.  This is of course a contentious topic.)

It appears that the biblical characterization of Mars (as fourth prince/planet) is quite accurate.  Mars was a planet with great promise.  It had sufficient heat from its core and was perhaps even in the goldielocks zone of the early solar system.  But, it fell to Mars to "do battle" with the Asteroid Belt.  Although "heroic" Mars must have helped to create a more habitable Earth, the damage it incurred from a massive impact and also from whatever caused the huge gash across its equator, was apparently fatal.  Whereas Jupiter could sustain such punishment, Mars could not.  Moreover, Mars was probably too small and too far away from the Sun to sustain life indefinitely.  Nonetheless, its premature death could still be viewed as both "heroic" and "sacrificial" from the perspective of Earth.

So, it's looking like the "cosmopomorphic" interpretation of the Book of Genesis does in fact have much to offer.  The story of Jacob and his 12 sons must encode one model/theory of how the solar system formed.

The Book of Exodus is also not without significant cosmopomorphic implications.  For example, the "Parting of the Sea" by Moses is patently inspired by Marduk's splitting in two of Tiamat's waters as told in the Enuma Elish.


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