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Conclusion
 

“Our acceptance of any new concept always seems to pass through three phases: At first, it is declared impossible. Then, as supporting facts accumulate, their interpretation is said to be erroneous. But finally, everybody says blandly, ‘We knew it all the time.’”
- Ivan Sanderson
 

Predictions originally made February 2002
Supporting articles beneath each prediction are dated
 

    If this Pleistocene Mass Extinction theory is correct then the most important question becomes, “How much time is left until the event/s?” I have no practical means to discern such a thing. But, in accord with Hawking’s observation that for cosmology to be a proper science we should be able to make predictions that can be tested against observation, I propose the following predictions. My hope is that others may test them in a controlled scientific manner and share the results with others. I will certainly do what I can to check my predictions.
 

bulletSolar volatility should continue to increase with probably more dramatic CMEs.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solar_storm_031023.html
Seeing Double: Astronomers Amazed at Two Huge Sunspots
23 October 2003
"It’s somewhat unusual to have this much activity when we’re approximately three-and-a-half years past solar maximum," said Larry Combs, a forecaster with the NOAA Space Environment Center’s Space Weather Operations. "In fact, just last week, solar activity was very low with an almost spotless Sun."

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solar_flare_031028.html
Major Solar Storm Begins Onslaught of Earth
28 October 2003
Meanwhile, satellite operators and power grid managers prepared to endure a potentially damaging event. And astronauts aboard the International Space Station took cover from heavier radiation sent out by the flare. They are not expected to be in any serious danger.

"This is the real thing," said John Kohl, a solar astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and principal investigator for an ultraviolet imager on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. "The eruption was positioned perfectly. It's headed straight for us like a freight train."

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/xtreme_flare_031105.html
Latest Sun Flare Put at X28, Strongest on Record
05 November 2003
The strongest flares on record, in 1989 and 2001, were rated at X20. This one is at least that powerful, scientists say. But because it saturated the X-ray detector aboard NOAA's GOES satellite that monitors the Sun, a full analysis has not been done.

The satellite was blinded for 11 minutes.

Craig DeForest, a solar physicist at the Southwest Research Institute, said others in his field are discussing the possibility that Tuesday's flare was an X40.

"I'd take a stand and say it appears to be about X40 based on extrapolation of the X-ray flux into the saturated period," DeForest told SPACE.com.

bulletSolar energy and Ultraviolet radiation output should continue to rise.

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/0313irradiance.html
NASA STUDY FINDS INCREASING SOLAR TREND THAT CAN CHANGE CLIMATE
top story - Goddard Space Flight Center
March 20, 2003 - (date of web publication)
Since the late 1970s, the amount of solar radiation the sun emits, during times of quiet sunspot activity, has increased by nearly .05 percent per decade, according to a NASA funded study.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/sun_output_030320.html
Sun's Output Increasing in Possible Trend Fueling Global Warming
By Robert Roy Britt
20 March 2003
In what could be the simplest explanation for one component of global warming, a new study shows the Sun's radiation has increased by .05 percent per decade since the late 1970s.

Willson said the Sun's possible influence has been largely ignored because it is so difficult to quantify over long periods.

The new study shows that the TSI has increased by about 0.1 percent over 24 years. That is not enough to cause notable climate change, Willson and his colleagues say, unless the rate of change were maintained for a century or more.

The study analyzed data from six satellites orbiting Earth at different times over the 24 years. Willson ferreted out errors in one of the datasets that had prevented previous studies from discovering the trend.

A separate recent study of Sun-induced magnetic activity near Earth, going back to 1868, provides compelling evidence that the Sun's current increase in output goes back more than a century, Willson said.

bulletPolar ice caps on Earth and Mars should continue to melt at an accelerating rate.
bulletGlobal temperatures on Earth should continue to rise, and at an accelerating rate, resulting in more unpredictable weather patterns.

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/0313irradiance.html
NASA STUDY FINDS INCREASING SOLAR TREND THAT CAN CHANGE CLIMATE
top story - Goddard Space Flight Center
March 20, 2003 - (date of web publication)
"Historical records of solar activity indicate that solar radiation has been increasing since the late 19th century. If a trend, comparable to the one found in this study, persisted throughout the 20th century, it would have provided a significant component of the global warming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports to have occurred over the past 100 years," he said.
 

bulletVolcanic activity including lava flows should increase in frequency worldwide.
bulletIdentification of increases in average standard IQ, ‘early’ sexual maturation, and neurological ‘disorders’ should continue to increase.
bulletIf professional psychiatry utilizes Jungian personality theory that is supported by neurology they will be able to develop more accurate and useful criteria for judging ‘normal’ behavior.
bulletAstronomers using identical methodologies should be able to discern a pattern from past, present and future measurements of Earth’s distance from the galactic core that indicates we are getting closer.
bulletAstronomers should be able to reevaluate their red-shift observations and discern a pattern that confirms that the record of ‘recessional’ velocities are proportionally consistent with the distances from, and acceleration toward, the galactic core.
bulletI also have a hypothesis that atomic clocks have been and will continue to become less accurate.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20031229/atomicclock_print.html
Faster World Whirls Into 2004
By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Dec. 31, 2003 — The world's timekeepers, who track time using an atomic clock and the rotation of the Earth, say our planet is speeding up.

Because of the faster rotation, a leap second will not be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on Dec. 31, making 2003 the fifth consecutive year without such an adjustment.

"Evidence from 4 to 5 million years ago shows that a day was 20 hours long," said O'Brian, who explained that coral growth rings and documentation of lunar and solar eclipses allow researchers to determine both daily and annual time in the past.

Because Earth's rotation has a tendency to slow, timekeepers decided to implement leap seconds in 1972 to make UTC agree with astronomical time to within .9 second. Since 1972, 22 leap seconds have been added. Adjustments, when needed, always are made midyear and at year's end.

"By far this is the longest period without a leap second," said O'Brian. "The change may have to do with global weather patterns, but this is speculative at this point and we will have to wait and see what happens in future."


 

    If there was no Big Bang origin of the universe then I believe the philosophical consequences are profound. If the universe has no beginning and no end as suggested or indicated by the QSSC and String theory, then it has no age. To me this implies that the probability of the existence of other intelligent life in the Universe must be 100% even without in-your-face evidence. From Earth’s timeframe of 4.6 billion years, intelligent life ‘may’ have developed spontaneously ‘quintillions’ of years ago. With that possibility in mind, no matter how probable you believe it to be, I recommend a review of the additional controversial subjects I examine on my web site, http://www.timeenoughforlove.org.


Glen Hendler, Sammasambuddha
glen@timeenoughforlove.org
 

"Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and the execution is carried out automatically and without pity."
- Robert A. Heinlein from the book “Time Enough for Love”
 

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