I suppose a good question to ask is if we just need a strong magnetic field or if we specifically need one of the same time earth has. Even if we
could all build/afford the beastly magnetic devices that the shuttles use, would it do us any good?
The human body, more especially the brain, is known for it's ability to adapt to changing conditions. When a brain receives damage it tries its
hardest to rewire itself to make due. So when the pole reversal occurs and our magnetosphere starts to rebuild itself, I suspect our body would
attempt to adapt to it.
That said, if a lack of a field can affect an unprotected astronaut both mentally and psychically (thought I'm more interested in the mental part)
then a changed field, if the body reacts differently to the new field, could change us mentally as well.
I won't go into any discussions about any awakenings or anything like that, but our civilizations after the reversal could very well be fundamentally
different. I for one believe we will survive and continue after what ever dire times we go through, but that's not the point of this discussion.
Onto my next question! If the human body and mind react to SPECIFIC configurations of the magnetic field, and if said field is shifting physically and
in power, could we not assume that it would be having an affect on mankind as a whole?
Say what you will about 'it's always been this way' but can you honestly look at the world today and tell me that the humans who inhabit it seem
Not only the human equation, but in part one, one of the sources you linked mentioned a Danish study that suggested that the magnetic field and it's
shifting around could be having a significant effect on our climate. If we are seeing an effect now, as the shifting is still within a narrow
geographical area, then what happens when the whole world is free game for the wandering poles? Now if that doesn't happen, then at the very least,
when they reverse and the field suffers some power loss during that time, there could be some extreme weather patterns. For what ever reasons. I'm no
Finally, and this theory has been put forth by other people, not just mine, but I think it has some merit. Bear in mind that the earths crust is more
or less magnetically charged. Near the Atlantic ridge where new crust is being formed, you can actually track the changing magnetic orientations in
strips as the poles reversed in earths antiquity. It'll go North South North South and so on and so forth. Every time the poles have reversed in the
past, the earths crust has picked up a new orientation. Now if the crust is magnetic, and presumably with equal parts north and south as we've been
experiencing these reversals for a long time, then when a suitably powerful magnetic force suddenly moves in one direction or another, I think there
would be a pull on the crust from it. Crustal Displacement. That's a whole new ball of wax.
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