Here is my take:
The aim of this post is rigorously analyze the article "An Occult Translation of the Roswell Event" by David Flynn.
) I believe this to be an article with merit which nevertheless makes some claims which require more rigour. In
particular, now that 2012 is almost upon us, I have been obssessed with ANY lack of rigour in any articles that have anything to do with 2012, and the
reason is simple. The outlook of anyone in the coming months towards issues like his/her career is highly dependent on his/her belief in the
likelihood that anything significant of a metaphysical nature will happen on 2012. Thus I have decided to devote a considerable amount of time to
analyzing all claims related to this event. It is a fact that my 2 greatest academic interests like in religion and mathematics. Here is my take on
the article (I will only analyze the numerological aspects):
To sum up, when all other distractions are removed from the article, what we essentially have is a set of numbers and alot of equations showing
relationships between these numbers. The real key to understanding the article is to discern WHICH of the relationships are independent and which can
be derived from something else.
The crucial numbers which appear in the article are:
33, 33.33 (occult numbers)
2012 (for obvious reasons)
33.28 (claimed latitude of Roswell crash)
104.56 (claimed longtitude of Roswell crash)
888 (Isopsephy of the name of Jesus in Greek)
1776 (The year of America's founding in our calendar)
RATIONAL multiples (with SMALL denominator) of 360 x 60 x 6 x 12
a number close to 365, the number of days in a non-leap year
I also appreciate that it is fair to place all numbers differing from each other by multiplication by powers of 10 in the same equivalence class -
thus it is ok to move decimal points back and forth, this is because I will grant some kind of non-randomnesses in the fact that humans have 10
fingers and 10 toes.
Now, I will go through the equations and tell you which I buy and which I don't buy.
First, the article says "The number 6,480 is exactly 1/4th of the total 25,920 years it takes earth to complete one circuit through the signs of the
zodiac. 6,480 years is unique because it marks the duration between a series of global cataclysms left in earth's historic and geologic record. At
Roswell, 19.47 appears in relationship between 21,600, 6,480 and 33.33
When the earth's circumference, 21,600 is divided by 33.33 the number 6,480 appears in a variation:
21,600 / 33.33 = 648.06480648064..."
My response: I don't buy that this is too significant. First of all, there is no significance to the 648 repeating in 648.06480648...
This is because the only reason this happens is because 21600 is divided by 33.33 instead of 33.333333333333....
If it were divided by the latter number, all we would get is 648.
But there is still more to consider. Suppose we divided 21600 by 33.33333....instead. This is just multiplying by 3 and dividing by 100. We agreed
that we are allowed to move decimal points around, so ESSENTIALLY this is just multiplying by 3. Now 21600 (nautical miles in earth's circumference)
happens to be 360x60, while 25920 (precession) is just 360 x 72. Thus it is not at ALL surprising that one can go from one to the other by multiplying
by rational number with small denominator. Both these numbers are multiples of 360 due to more archaic reasons. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if
the real number of years for precession is not even strictly 360 x 72. It is basically set at 360x72 by many because it is close to that figure and I
wouldn't be surprised if the 360 there is coming from the idea of a circle and the 72 there is coming from being a multiple of 12, the number of
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