posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 03:13 PM
Originally posted by GeorgiaGirl
I'm not saying this 188 day cycle is real, but think about this--I saw that someone explained it in relation to a woman's monthly cycle. Every
woman knows that you can be off a day one way or the other...but it is still a cycle. One month you might be 27 days, the next 29. So because it is
not exactly precisely the same length of time each month, you disregard the idea that it is a cycle? Of course not.
edit on 22-3-2012 by GeorgiaGirl because: typo
That can never be an apt analogy because it's a biological fact that menstrual cycles are indeed, well....cycles. In other words, we can prove such a
cycle exists because we can verify it time and time again amongst a variegated population. It's demonstrable and falsifiable. The fact that the cycle
may vary by a few days is incidental, and indeed it is only this incidental resemblance that ties the two things (menstrual versus supposed
Nonetheless, let's go with this analogy. In order to make it even remotely similar, though, we need to make some substantial changes.
First, since earthquakes happen to one "woman"--the earth--we need to pare down the millions of women throughout history who've had menstruation
and pick just one.
Secondly, instead of menstruation occurring once a month, we need to change that to happening virtually every day in one form or the other (spotting,
moderate flow, heavy flow, etc).
So now we're left with one woman who's bleeding pretty much all the time. And now what we're attempting to do is say, "at every monthly interval,
she has a heavy flow".
Not that she doesn't also have a heavy flow at OTHER times of the month, because she does, but that at approximately the same time every month
she'll bleed heavily.
And finally, we need to assume that the whole reason why we have this theory of a cycle is because in the course of examining this woman's menstrual
cycle we've recorded that she's had a heavy flow at approximately the same time of the month on 5 separate occasions.
Make sense to you?