Originally posted by Bluesma
Got the kid to school. Now-
The reason I put up that particular article from Project World Awareness (when the same was repeated in many sites, as you point out, often word for
word) is because that particular article started with-
Check links please…This is not a scientific paper…link at bottom for source…Thank you
(I found the integrity nice )
Well, the first hit to jimmyprophet was sort of offputting, but WMA isn't much better. It's a hotbed of Bilderberg and Illuminati hype. Had you
linked to something on Educate Yourself, Prison Planet or GLP I wouldn't have read it either. The article itself has a lot of woo sauce...
Now evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star:
never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth.
Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter.
Strange and unknown
Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are
shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.
Worst of all, if the decay rates of matter are being mutated then all matter on Earth is being affected including the matter that makes up life.
The mutation may go so far as to change the underlying reality of the quantum universe—and by extrapolation-the nature of life, the principles of
physics, perhaps even the uniform flow of time.
With that sort of "information" presented, I generally shake my head and click it away into the cornfield. I'm not sure it makes the thing better,
less egregious, or more honest to post a warning that it's probably bs and then graft a few bits of reference onto the end to try to give the thing
some legitimacy. It might have been possible to cram more emotional hype per line, but you have to give the author credit for trying to max it out.
... if one has particular sensations before or during a solar flare then they might be associated with something else entirely.
My point entirely...
And that something else might have something to do with the influence of the sun on decay rates... there might be correlation.
It hasn't been established yet. Is there a particle we haven't picked up on yet? Or some other mechanism?
It's not clear yet, so it certainly is still open for people to hypothesize about, make observations, and even their own experiments if they wish!
Hopefully those experiments would be well constructed to exclude confounders, only change one variable at a time, be blinded somehow, and have
sufficient power to reach a valid exclusion of the null hypothesis, but on a board where the "school girl microwave water experiment" is lauded as
an example of scientific thinking, it's not likely.
But I don't see many people like this woman would want to try the experiment of posting each time they get these sensations to see if they correspond
with flares afterwards- not if they are going to get jumped on for it.
Disagreeing with you isn't jumping on you. If you say "I feel down because the beta decay rate of 1E-29th of my atoms has changed by 0.05%",
though, I'm going to snort.
Worse, human self-perception of mood is notoriously difficult to measure and is affected by such a HUGE range of things that it's not easy to spot
that sort of influence in the data of hundreds of people, much less one. And how are you going to be sure that these people aren't looking at 'space
weather' or what not to see how they should feel? I'm pretty sure ATS members are up to date on each and every solar flare - any one of them of
significance is on the front page.
What might be interesting would be to see if there were some large study that had gone on for a long time wherein they rated people's moods every day
for some other reason - and do a metaanalysis on it for trends near the eruptions of solar flares. THAT set of inputs won't be significantly affected
by "knowing" they're supposed to be altered by pre-flare neutrinos or whatnot.
It still wouldn't tell you if it were something else, like ELF waves (actual ones this time), magnetotelluric currents caused by rippling of the
magnetosphere or some other flare-associated phenomenon.
Sitting here thinking about it, it might be that you could look at the stock and commodities markets - a lot of the non-machine generated trades are
based on "gut feeling", and you can often spot weather trends in the locale of the trading floor for individual commodities. If it's raining, they
sell more, or trade less. You can ferret out a lunar cycle from the trade data too, if you look at enough data. It's faint, but it's there.