If the young Earth had not suffered the impact that resulted in the creation of the Moon, what would our planet be like? Is there any way to know? Are tidal forces still thought to be instrumental to evolution, and without moon tides would life have evolved?
I’m aware of the Asimov essay, but that was only about the effect on human culture.
Also, this might be more IMHO, we’ll see, but wondering if there’s any concrete science to form the basis of speculation.