posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by MamaJ
I should clarify... I'm in favor of it as a hypothesis... but not a theory (yet).
Though to be honest, Phage's playfulness with the topic has resulted in me being more convinced that someone digging deeper with the additional points
to work with would find something worthwhile. Just like the initial attempts at flight were "wrong" and mistaken... it was eventually figured out and
now everyone says "of course!". However it wasn't long ago that it was considered insane to say "Someday men will fly faster and farther than
My only take on it is that more things than not operate on cycles. Just usually there are too many variables to understand what the underlying cycles
may be or make them immediately apparent. Especially given different lengths of time observing. However sometimes the "random" convergence allows one
portion to show through more strongly, which gives some additional baseline data to work with to start teasing out what's going on.
It's similar to how we analyze ocean waves despite their intense complexity. Multiple sources of energy input of varying degrees can cause extremely
chaotic patterns to the visual eye... but when dug into more deeply show multiple patterns interacting.
It takes 3+ days to be able to detect the day/night cycle convincingly. It takes 3 months to be able to detect the tide cycles convincingly. It takes
3 years to detect the season cycles convincingly. It takes millions of years to detect global temperature cycles... and that last one is a good
example of a system which clearly has cycles, but is influenced by enough variables that it's not a *precise* cycle. Meaning people who say "Aha...
this one was 191 days... debunked!" are just ignoring massive quantities of scientific data and history that shows that very very few things in nature
happen on a precision cycle. There is always some level of variance.
The locust don't emerge *exactly* every 13 or 17 years, there is a variability of days or even months depending on a lot of factors in the
environment. Cars break down at a relatively predictable rate, but variation in "roughness of the road" and temperatures causes variation in the exact
timing. Our planet and solar system are driving along a 3D road through the galaxy, which is driving along 3D road in the universe, which is...
well... I'll leave that for later.
The point is... when our road changes... expect to see "bumps" affecting our "car" differently, but still
predictably (from the perspective of ocean waves being predictable).
Hope that gives a better picture of how I view it? I view it with a mind that is open to the possibility and receptive to how it would fit in well
with how the rest of nature works once our observation ability is good enough to have enough information to see the patterns emerging.
2012/3/22 by ErgoTheConfusion because: (no reason given)