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quote:Originally posted by Jim
Hi Dr Joe, You seem to have your mind made up weather or not the model is true and correct. So, can I ask what kind of events are you expecting to occur in 2012?
Hi Jim! Thanks for your post. Almost everything I've thought, about what might happen this time, or what did happen the last two times, is posted to this thread, but here's a summary:
The phenomenon seems to involve yet-undiscovered physical forces, which are inconsistent with textbook "Relativity", and which I don't understand, but which reveal themselves through solar system resonances, asteroid alignments, previous geologic, oceanic and meteorologic events, and clues in ancient architecture and calendars. Because new physical forces are important to the phenomenon, the main cause of destruction might not be anything familiar like comets or solar flares. Then again, it might be, that a comet swarm resonates with this 6340yr period, or that something in the sun does. So, it might be mainly comets and/or solar flares, or it might mainly be something stranger, that no one knows about yet.
Sudden drastic cooling was important ~12680 yr ago. Tsunamis, but not severe climate change, were important ~6340 yr ago. Anyway, I bought some seedlings in 2009 to improve the windbreak around my house, to help keep it warm and reduce snowdrift. Vice President Gore deserves credit for alerting us all to the danger of climate change, even though he might have guessed wrong about the direction of that change.
I also bought Douglas Fir seed. It's recommended (the "Rocky Mountain" variety only) for the upper Midwest. It gave me excellent germination and fast growth. I have more Douglas Fir seedlings than I know what to do with. I'll give you some if you happen to come to my neighborhood (central Iowa). Or you can buy seed in moderately large quantities only (like an ounce or more) from the professional seed collector I bought from (no relation to me), Dean Swift in Colorado (the seed I got was from Lincoln National Park, New Mexico, at high altitude, i.e., cold winter climate, so at least one nursery in Michigan also uses it; my seed was from the bumper crop in 2004, stored in a deepfreeze).
The Russians have announced a comet-deflection project (see, Wall Street Journal Jan. 6, 2010). Maybe what they're not telling us, is that it's really about anticipated comet swarms in 2012.
Many people say, I ought to be saying prettyplease to the government astronomers instead of standing outside their "Circumlocution Office" and denouncing them like the elderly gentleman in last year's BBC movie version of Dickens' "Little Dorrit". If someone wants to try a milder approach to them, like the young "Arthur" character in "Little Dorrit", be my guest; maybe it'll work, though I doubt it.
The astronomy bureaucracy is so big, so rich (from taxing you), so arrogant, that nothing constructive will happen about 2012, until they're humbled, more or less crushed, and they won't be humbled until their conceit, selfishness, inadequacy and failure are perceived, by many people, as life-threatening. Then it will be tragically heavy-handed, it will be like Stalin blaming an agronomy professor for the Russian famines and punishing him by starving him to death in prison. The professor didn't deserve that, but it was partly his own fault: he was focused on fancy research; he was "in denial", not realizing that Russia's problem wasn't lack of technology, Russia's problem was chaos. They simply weren't getting into the fields (for various reasons ranging from administrative negligence to malfeasance).
With web searches, I found the names of many astronomers who have measured lightcurves of Monterosa and Arlon, though their data were published too summarily or cryptically, to allow calculation of the rotation axis, from what I could see on the internet. I found the email addresses of several, and emailed them asking what the axes were. So far none have responded.
Here is an opportunity for readers of this messageboard to do something constructive: independently of me, you can find out the email addresses of the researchers who have published lightcurves of Monterosa and/or Arlon, and ask them about the rotation axis (my recent posts explain why that's important). Then they'll realize that I'm not a "loner", and that there is some popular demand.viagra