* LongC, speaking of the squatting man, we'll touch on that below re Peratt's findings on rock art.
* In discussing this thread with others, I got this response from Hank (bold is mine).
Stopping Earth's Rotation
- I was surprised to see the claim that the rotation of the Earth's core was temporarily stopped, resulting in the MOHO. I can't imagine what kind of force could cause that. If, on the other hand, it was the outer shell of Earth, above the MOHO that stopped, there is such a force that could cause that, i.e. the magnetic field of another massive body passing hear the Earth, then moving away. The magnetic force would only penetrate the near surface of Earth, which contains only a tiny fraction of the total rotational energy.
- But what kind of force could act only on the core to stop it, then what ... is the mechanism that could start it rotating again?
... I formed my ideas about the MOHO in connection with the biblical tale about the Earth stopping temporarily, in the context of Velikovsky's mention of it in his books. Velikovsky never mentioned the MOHO, to my knowledge, and I got pretty excited many years ago when I read about the MOHO and made the connection, as others apparently have also done (Dwardu, for one). Assuming that something like that really happened, all I am saying is that the only thing that makes any sense to me is that a magnetic force from some magnetized object such as a planet, approached Earth, then went away, its magnetic field entering the shallow regions of Earth, stopping (or braking) the Earth's crust by magnetic tension above the MOHO, then releasing its grip as it went away.
- Dwardu has chimed in to clarify that he only suggested that the crust was "slowed"; my conclusion that it "stopped" for awhile is based on the biblical record that the Sun "stayed in its course for about a day" (paraphrasing here because I don't recall the exact wording).
Earth in a Z-Pinch
* Fred Jueneman has given an interesting alternative theory to explain the evidence of Earth expansion and continental drift as follows (bracketed words, bold and color are mine for clarification or emphasis).
- Great glorious globs of galactic goo! What we seem to be discussing here are somewhat trivial exercises in topological reconfigurations. There was a lot more going on during the primordial disruption of proto-Earth's shape and spin that hasn't otherwise been considered by [the Thunderbolts team]. Peratt et al. touched on it in their "Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity Part II: Directionality and Source" (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, August 2007, p. 802). Herein is shown a prolate planetary configuration that satisfies most all of the questions raised recently, which can at least be partially answered by a more careful perusal of Cardona's and Talbott/Thornhill's books, not to mention extant literature. The reversion of a prolate [Earth elongated polarly] to an oblate form [shortened polarly and widened equatorially] by such a disruption would reshape continents, which themselves would slide like skaters on ice. This apparently is a magnetohydrodynamic/mechanical process that had been going off and on throughout at least the entire Phanerozoic Eon [supposedly from 540 million years ago to the present]. We are only just now settling down into a relatively stable equilibrium since the Holocene events that brought the Saturnian configuration into the solar system proper.
... I'd already run much of what was said in my last [email above] by Dwardu Cardona something over a year ago or so and experienced his rather terse skepticism, although he left the question open. So, I'll also leave it open to the EU aficionados, and if I haven't become persona non grata in the meanwhile may add a few ex officio comments at the [upcoming] Las Vegas colloquium.
- To my mind, however, there's not much left to question. Just a myriad of details to flesh out. As mentioned previously, Peratt et al. laid it out in general terms (p. 802). http://www.nazcamystery.com/geoglyphs_aurora.pdf [This shows that Earth was in a Z-pinch.]
- Taken to a logical conclusion, proto-Earth was at one of the foci of a series of Z-pinches in the Birkeland current plasma trailing proto-Saturn (viz., Talbott/Thornhill, Electric Universe, p. 53), to which Peratt also alludes. This rather massive and powerful Birkeland current was perforce rotating in synchrony with the rest of the proto-planetary system, as well as the primary [proto-Saturn]. Ergo, the Z-pinch compressive effect elongated proto-Earth and other trailing bodies into prolate [polarly elongated] shapes, albeit counterintuitively rotating at several times the observed present-day rotations. Think an 8-10 hour day equivalent. Also, consider the gravity vs. centrifugal effects of a highly rotating prolate planet. (N.B., if Earth's daily rotation was 1.41 hours, objects at the equator would be essentially weightless -- not less massive, just weightless.)
- During periods when the plasma stream was disrupted, proto-Earth would have reverted to a more oblate shape, with the release of momentum energy as it slowed in rotation, thereby allowing continental slag to break up and slide over the underlying magma as if on a sheet of ice. It may well have occurred during a proto-Saturnian flare cycle -- if indeed such a phenomenon was cyclical. This must have occurred several times over the Phanerozoic Era to redistribute the continents as described by the geologists and plate tectonic[s] enthusiasts. Such rapid continental "drift" as envisioned here would be generally moving from east to west because of equatorial expansion, while the more fluid air movement would have been from west to east. However, there would also have been additional effects that I won't go into here, except to say that the mechanical reversion of the prolate to oblate form would have been accompanied by a series of damped oscillations.
- It's a wonder that as many species survived as they did.
* Wow! That's a lot of food for thought. For one thing, it sounds like the large dinosaurs lived when Earth was in a stronger Z-pinch from Saturn, which made Earth spin much faster, making everything much lighter in weight. I imagine the age of large dinosaurs could have lasted a mere few thousand years and could have occurred within the past 100,000 years, instead of 250 million years.
* And it looks like Peratt's Rock Art findings pretty well prove that Earth was in a Z-pinch a few thousand years ago.