O swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable... [Act II, Scene 2]
Or, examine the following passage in Othello:
It is the very error of the moon;
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont,
And makes men mad... [Othello to Emilia, Act V, Scene 2]
But even if both of the above quotes were entirely reliable and unambiguous, there are still several reasons why this manner of proof is faulty:
- Academics are currently debating whether this Shakespeare even existed, and many postulate that the works usually attributed to him were, in fact, written by someone else. His presumed existence could very well be a fabrication of the Lunar conspiracy.
- Even assuming that he did exist, and did write these lines, it is not clear at all that he is referring specifically to a celestial body 2160 miles in diameter, 240,000 miles away from the earth. No object of such specifications has ever been mentioned in the history of world literature. We must still depend on the interpretations of "experts", who, curiously, come from the same controlled academic institutions that brought is the moon myth to begin with.