The Perihelion Effect

The Sun

Rupert Sheldrake – Is The Sun Conscious?

Rupert Sheldrake is brilliant. Here he uses the sun as his subject to subvert our defacto materialist worldview. He cleverly deconstructs science by its own methods. He is a tremendous inspiration to me.  It is sometimes difficult to accept his conclusions. Is this just spectacular bullshit?  Dr. Sheldrake is very straightforward speculations not conclusions. And what …

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Facts about the sun

The Earth orbits the sun at a speed of about 18.4 miles per second or about 66,600 mph. The energy required to stop the Earth orbiting the sun then is about 2.6478 × 1033 joules or 7.3551 × 1029 watt hours or 6.3285*1017 megatons of TNT. For reference, the largest nuclear explosion ever detonated (the Tsar Bomba by …

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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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“Solstice” is a Latin word, by the way, coming to English from Old French and then Middle English, and originally derived from sol sun + status, the past participle of sistere to come to a stop, cause to stand. This makes sense if you think about the solstice as the sun’s path reaching an endpoint and then turning around and going the …

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