posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 11:30 AM
Ok Phage, I can't say I necessarily agree with your conclusions based on the data...
Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I find your test lacking in scope.
For a proper test to be conducted, first you would have to determine a potential mechanism for solar wind or solar activity to affect the plates. Then
you would have to devise a scheme under which stresses caused by said mechanism would trigger an earthquake.
I do agree that a direct causal mechanism is refuted by your test, but it does NOT refute a potential correlation. There are too many potential
variables necesary for earthquakes to occur for this to be the case.
As an example, there has to be enough stress built up in a certain way for an earthquake to occur.
Then if solar wind bombardment somehow puts pressure on the tectonic plates, it has to manipulate them in a way to trigger an earthquake.
I think the only way a valid test could be formed would be to take earth orientation in relation to periods of solar wind bombardment, study the
believed stresses on various faults at the time and develop a formula for potential earthquakes based on earth oreintation during bombardment,
stresses in fault in relation to them and then to predict an earthquake based on said formula and see if it occurs.
So, in other words, you would have to look at periods when they actaully correlate and study the variables of the potential cause before you can rule
out any effect based on lack of correlation whenever earthquakes and solar bombardment occur.