I have spent the past few hours putting my suggested theory down. (if you just came across this post you need to go backand read what I wrote before
in this thread.)
Here it is:
OK.. well.. first off, let's say dark matter is actually the "waves of wtf" like Shakesbeer is referring to. Where is the dark matter in our
galaxy? Scientists have found that it is in a disk shape.. as shown in the photo bellow:
Now, some evidence to back up why I think dark matter are the "waves of wtf".
Scientists have also found there is an increase in biodiversity every 62 million years. (+/- 3 million years)
(notice we are currently at the top of one of these fluctuations)
"The diversity of creatures crawling, flying, and swimming across our planet may stem in part from the motion of the solar system through the
galactic plane because the radiation that reaches the Earth varies as a result of our location in the galaxy. The fact that episodes of large scale
extinctions on the planet seem to match the 62 million year cycles of the solar system’s motion suggests that evolution may be driven by
fluctuations in the radiation
that the Earth receives."
Here is an image of how our solar system travels in the galaxy:
"Image: Our solar system, represented by the white dot, moves around the center of the galaxy (like planets around the sun). It also moves up and
down around the mid-plane of the galaxy. The mid-plane is shown by the dashed white line. The solid green line represents the up-and-down motion of
the solar system as it circumnavigates the galaxy."
"The Solar System moves up and down as it orbits the galactic core (see image at left). Mikhail Medvedev and Adrian Melott, taking that motion into
account, factor in the motion of the Milky Way itself, hypothesizing that its leading, north side generates a shock wave that exposes the Earth to
high-energy radiation every 64 million years or so. Here’s Melott on the matter:
“I did notice that not only did these time scales appear to be almost the same, but the drops in biodiversity coincide with the times when the
sun is on the north side of the galactic disc. I already knew the north side of the galactic disc was the direction toward which the galaxy is
So there the scientist suggested that being at the top of the up and down motion causes extinction. Ok fine.
There is also a repeating period of biodiversity that happens on a 62 million year scale as well. Increased biodiversity indicates increased evolution
every 62 million years.
My theory is that when our solar system passes threw the disk of darkmatter evolution increases.
Soo?? Where are we right now?
"Just as the Earth has an equator, so too does the galaxy and we are about 14 light years above what's called the equatorial symmetry plane. As to
the thickness of the disk, most current estimates put it at around 1,000 light years thick. Obviously our solar system lies very close to the
Another quote: "the Solar System has just passed the mid-plane of the galaxy."
So... we have just passed the mid plane right? That initially would make you think.. oh. well, we've already passed the major point.. but like the
quote above that points out.. we are 14 light years away.. and the disk is 1,000 years thick. So we are still very much so in the middle of it.
So why didn't anything drastic happen when he hit the exact middle?
Recent history indicates that we are still evolving at an exponential rate.
Well, actually if you look at the past few millions of years a regular animal has evolved into a creative thinking "man" ... and the evolution is
growing at an exponential rate.. Take the difference from "cave man" to roman times to now. The cave man time was hundreds of thousands of years
long, Roman times was thousands of years long, The industrial revolution last 100s of years, and now our current technological time has really only
lasted for tens of years. Take computer evolution as a good example. Ram to be specific: 16 mb, 32 mb, 56 mb, 128 mb, 256 mb, 512 mb, 1 Gig, 2 Gig, 4
Gig... etc. It doesnt just grow it doubles. My point is that we are still evolving at an exponential rate even though we have passed that midway
It is a gradual change, but I Think I have discovered something that makes this 62 million year cycle different that most others.
Before I came across this 62 million year cycle stuff I actually thought that our solar system's position in the Galaxy might have something to do
with evolution. So I looked up how long it takes to for the solar system to orbit the milky way.
"The time it takes our solar system to complete one orbit of the galaxy is referred to as the galactic year. Values for the galactic year vary
between 200 and 250 million Earth years. That the values differ by 50 million Earth years is due to uncertainty in the values we have for the speed
with which the solar system moves relative to the galaxy's center and the estimates for the value of the radius of our orbit."
So, I Looked at a timeline of evolution. I found that about 500 million years ago vertebrates started to appear. Then 250 million years ago Mammals
started to appear. And we are now at the next 250 million year point. We are mammals so the obvious conclusion is that a new "type" of "animal" is
going to appear.
Heres an image I made a while back when I first came across this.
Click to enlarge
So, what the heck is causing this major evolution???
[edit on 2-2-2009 by danman23]