Main Question or Discussion Point
There is currently a number of proposals for the evolution or origin of the Moon. It has an unusually high inclination to the Earth's equatorial plane and a low inclination to the ecliptic, which has prompted varied speculation. (See Wikipedia Moon). I was particularly interested in the following report Moon's Orbital Inclination Pumped up by a Passing Protoplanet with Mars Size 2004. Is it not also possible that the Moon's orbital inclination has been changed by a Mars sized NEO fly-by in the recent past? This would seem just as probable, and would it not give credibility to the alternatives to the giant-impact hypothesis for it's creation?