Monday, May 23, 2016

Cosmic Tunes

Tracking back to a May 2007 post:

"Do Cosmic Forces Control life on Earth?"

I found that the linked article, by Ker Than, provided food for thought. If scientists are right, isn't this a pinprick of light at the end of an astrological tunnel? Of course, even if the theory were found to be correct, it would not automatically validate astrological doctrine, but it could provide a starting point.

The fine detail of astrology will, in my humble opinion, never be capable of proof. I often feel that much of astrology is superfluous anyway - the product of centuries of attempts to unravel a mystery. It's all we have, and we pick and choose from it the bits that make sense to us personally. I just know that astrology is a broad natural phenomenon, which man will be able to better understand, someday in the far distant future (should the human race survive long enough). Until then, astrologers and interested parties will muddle along using whatever ancient, and modern, tools are available.

The last paragraph of the article states

If future studies confirm the galaxy-biodiversity link, it would force scientists to broaden their ideas about what can influence life on Earth. “Maybe it’s not just the climate and the tectonic events on Earth,” Lieberman said. “Maybe we have to start thinking more about the extraterrestrial environment as well.”

Amen to that!

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune.”
― Deepak Chopra


mike said...

The nature of galaxies and the discovery of the Milky Way's galactic center didn't occur until early 20th century. The first detection of gravitational and magnetic waves from a black hole was just last year, though the existence of black holes has been hypothesized for some time. We are babes toward understanding the universe. We are constantly discovering new information about our solar system. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the latest data about our universe indicates it is flat, two-dimensional, and lend the curvature and 3D effect. Always something to marvel our senses and mental acuity. Human comprehension is now allowing for a quantum-age, where nothing is as it seems, from the smallest to the largest scaling. Some mathematicians and physicists are finding evidence that we may not even exist...we are constructs creating our reality. Lordy...LOL!

More in line with your topic, many ancient legends have stories of great wars occurring in the skies above. We have mythical tales of giants and gods. Plato's Atlantis and Mu. Our solar system's traverse of the Milky Way, up and-or down that ecliptic, may explain the extinctions...or not. There are other possible explanations that have scientific merit and I suspect there will be more hypothesizes yet to be thought and pronounced.

The Christians roaming the Earth don't like to hear of this kind of stuff. Extinctions occurring millions of years ago? Didn't happen...the Earth is only six or seven thousand years old. Some allow for 1,000 generations or about 40,000 years. Most believe that dinosaurs and humans coexisted. What extinctions?!

Twilight said...

mike ~ New propositions on this topic are mind-boggling!

LOL! "evidence that we may not even exist...we are constructs creating our reality"....Hmmm...pity we couldn't create something a tad less scary! There is some evidence that we did create a guy called Trump. It all goes back to that old saying "be careful what you wish for...."

I like the ancient legends theories better than the modern propositions - those about giants, gods and suchlike. Or, alternatively, ancient astronauts who were so advanced as to be able to construct robot like beings, probably in their own likeness, and capable of reproduction - just for the heck of it. Then the astronauts left us to our own devices...and look what happened! But that's not dealing with the astrological question - or maybe it is - if we're like cells of a single entity.....

Dinosaurs and humans co-existing? Well naturally, mike. Didn't I, a while ago in a closing down sale in an antique store in Wichita Falls, TX buy an impression of a dino toe, the impression was taken, I was reliably informed, in nearby Seymour TX? It now stands in our strip of front garden among a variety of other nick-nacks. I'd not be at all surprised to find a few dinosaurs still scudding around the far reaches of Texas.

mike (again) said...

Excepted from a 2005 article in The Guardian about the Museum of Earth History in Eureka Springs, Arkansas:

"Even as America's scientists make advances in palaeontology, astronomy and physics that appear to disprove creationism, Gallup surveys have shown that about 45 per cent of Americans believe the Earth was created by God within the past 10,000 years. ... The first has dinosaurs, alongside Adam and Eve, living in harmony. The ferociously fanged T. rex is likely to be a vegetarian. Then comes the Fall of Man and an ugly world where dinosaurs prey on each other and the first extinctions occur. The destruction of the dinosaurs is explained, not by a comet striking the Earth 65 million years ago, but by the Flood. This, the museum says, wiped out most of the dinosaurs still alive and created the Grand Canyon and huge layers of sedimentary rock seen around the world. ... Creationism has found one high-level voice. President George Bush famously proclaimed: 'The jury is still out on evolution.' A CBS survey late last year showed that 45 per cent of Bush voters wanted creationism taught in schools instead of evolution, compared to 24 per cent of voters for John Kerry."

Your dino toe impression may be from THE garden of Eden! I don't think there's any harm in up-grading the history of the toe impression to include Adam & Eve, should anyone inquire. Sin, guilt, and redemption will always be popular.

Twilight said...

mike (again) ~ LOL! :-D I shall remember that, should I receive enquiries.
Another, smaller, stoney piece came along with the dino toe impression - a ball-like shape - anyjazz thinks it must have once been dino-crap - I thought it was just a nice piece of stone good for covering weed potential places.