536 Responses to Scafettas new paper attempts to link climate cycles to planetary motion
For those that like to munch on meaty topics,.....this might qualify!
For me...still mediating on the local SoCal earthquake of 4.5 this morning.
I have always appreciated the observation of cycles.
The ancients were not great mathematicians actually. What they were were great at is in beng consistent and persistent observers, and in doing so became great at recording what had been observed, over hundreds if not thousands of years, and by that long, consistent and persistent process became great at seeing, in the recorded history of what they observed, the cycles in those observations.
The impetus for Astronomy, the Zodiacs and Astrology were born from, and set to the task of, seeing what’s coming, from the many cycles of things as that had happened before, and the guideposts of new cycles rising and falling in the most recent observations.
Yes, they had different views than modern humans about who or who all was in charge of what they observed. That’s another issue.
My point is that they had respect for the natural cycles, because they had long histories of seeing them in the past, and by seeing I mean seeing the guideposts of the pending changes the history of cycles had showed to them.
Yes, they prayed to G-d/the G-ds about what they thought was coming. That’s another issue and not my concern in this.
They respected the natural cycles, that they existed and that they were important.
Modern humans don’t.
They think the world they were given is “how things are supposed to be” and when nature says: “No, what you are given is a system that is always changing”, they don’t believe it, they think the changes mean “something must be wrong”. Then, like ancient star-g-d worshipers the very next instinct is: “we’ve angered[ignored/betrayed] the g-ds/nature someway”.
What is the 24 hour period with the most daylight time? It’s the day just before the amount of time without sunlight begins to increase in each 24 hour period.
What is the coldest time of the year - the peak of winter just before cold begins to recede. What is the hottest time of the year - the peak of summer just before the heat begins to
It would be funny, to me, if the next decade began to tell us we are, right now, at the peak of a warming era and the cusp of a cold era, by virtue of the natural cycles.
Of course for a while it won’t change the politics. All change and especially change more often will only find it’s cause in man, not in natural cycles. Until.....?