Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by delusion
the sun lining up with the galactic plain. and ive heard(not sure, havent seen the data) that the earth, the sun and a black hole are lining up. have
u not heard about any of this? or are you waiting for me to provide some false info so you can flame me? you seem like u would know more than i do
yet u come to me seeking answers. i wonder why.
No nothing like that. I am pretty ignorant about this. I like to hear why people believe things, but sometimes people don't even know themselves.
I hear the claim that the solar system is lining up with something, but no-one ever goes into details, and I guess I don't really get what's so
significant about it, apart from it being cool to think about the motion of our solar system relative to the rest of the galaxy.
How does being in the galactic plane do anything to us, and how does someone determine that we slot into place at exactly the 21st of december? I mean
the galaxy is freaking huge.
I think our sun lining up with some point would take place over many years, and there would be no particular date that we could say 'that's it, we are
now perfectly in alignment'.
And how was this center of the galactic plane calculated, is it just an average of the stars that are on either side of it?
Exactly how thick is this galactic plane? A few hundred light years across? Are we moving into the very center of it, or are we just touching the edge
It is interesting in itself for sure, but it just seems like someone exploiting the date to make it seem like something cosmic. I am perfectly happy
to be educated about this, if someone wants to provide some simple diagrams to explain it. I am however very skeptical that any alignment on a
galactic scale can be accurately said to take place specifically on this date.
And yes I guess I was challenging you, but just really to get confirmation of what it is you believe and if there is actually anything to it. It's so
easy for us to fervently believe in things that just started out as vague rumours, and got repeated enough, and then because everybody has repeated it
slightly differently all the different versions get used as proof that it must really be something, when it never was. We have to watch out for
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