The Perihelion Effect

Integrative Thought

Thomas S. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Reading Thomas S. Kuhn’s book was an enlightening experience. Much more than a mere compilation of facts, Kuhn’s brilliant and insightful writing exposes the very roots of the problem of writing a “history of science.” Whereas other books I have read on the subject, have made their case based soley upon an abstract historicism, or …

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Alexander Chizhevsky

Alexander Chizhevsky Russian: Алекса́ндр Леони́дович Чиже́вский(also Aleksandr Leonidovich Tchijevsky) (February 7, 1897 – December 20, 1964) was a Soviet-era interdisciplinary scientist, a biophysicist who founded “heliobiology” (study of the sun’s effect on biology) and “aero-ionization” (study of effect of ionization of air on biological entities).[1] He also was noted for his work in “cosmo-biology”, biological rhythms and hematology.”[2] He may be most notable for his use of historical …

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Reality is inter-subjectivity

“I would go beyond Peirce to suggest a unity between truth and reality, truth and perspective, and the humanistic world and the transcendental world. Perspective seeking verses truth seeking can be viewed as another version of the subject-object spilt introduced by DesCartes. Barrett (1986) criticized this dualism as unnecessary: Most modern philosophers ranging from phenomenologists …

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Jevons and solar cycles

In 1875 and 1878, Jevons read two papers before the British Association which expounded his famous “sunspot theory” of the business cycle. Digging through mountains of statistics of economic and meteorological data, Jevons argued that there was a connection between the timing of commercial crises and the solar cycle. The basic chain of events was …

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the ancients realized this relationship through yoga, ritual and self study

By observing the body’s cycle superimposed over the calendar’s these sages and shamen made predictions based on their understanding of the celestial dynamics.  As records and observations improved, the calendar has changed significantly and holidays moved to suit these observations.  The heliocentric understanding of universe seemed absurd until Galileo re-interpreted the existing data into a new paradigm. …

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World Views: 
from fragmentation to integration

The authors offer the following text to the public both realistically and with hope. Within the scientific world, large-scale movements tending towards unification seem powerless confronted with the information explosion of research and historicism in the philosophy of science. Outside of science, we notice also that both religious and secular ideologies claiming to energize mass …

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observing the body’s cycle

I think that the ancients realized this relationship through yoga and self study. By observing the body’s cycle superimposed over the calendar’s these sages and shamen made predictions based on their understanding of the celestial dynamics.  As records and observations improved, the calendar has changed significantly and holidays moved to suit these observations.  The heliocentric understanding of universe seemed …

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