Byron J. Adams (badams at unlgrad1.unl.edu) wrote:
>Dear entity endymion:
> I like the idea of moon mothers and the various metaphorical and
>biological links between the seas and ultimately hominid evolution
>(ourselves). Still, it seems to me that your story does not really rely on
>tides as the crux mechanism, since oceanic wave action is more a function
>of wind than lunar gravitational attraction. Or am I missing something?
Good call. Perhaps the reason I had been thinking that the
tides were important in increasing the wave action was simply due to
my having been charmed by watching the Lunar eclipse during the moment
Another thing to consider is that the process of transition
from molecular life forms to cellular life forms could possibly have
had enough opportunities to succeed (enough bubbles) in different
environments on other worlds which do not even have beaches. Undersea
geothermal activity can produce a great deal of turbulence, and
bubbling, due to magma interacting with water.
I still seem to have a faint memory of having been taught that
tidal action contributes significantly to wave action, but you are
certainly correct in observing that wind action alone could have been
"entity?" Endymion is a masculine name, chosen partly for the
simple reason that the Greek Endymion was a simple shepherd boy of no
great merit. He was just an ordinary Joe Shmoe, from down the street.
endymion at mail.ameritel.net