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Do unseen, very weak magnetic mechanisms contribute to terrorism in wobbly spectral windows? Текст научной статьи по специальности «Науки о Земле и смежные экологические науки»

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Franz Halberg1, Germaine Cornelissen1, Robert B Sothern1, Sergey M Chibisov2, Hans W Wendt3 Kulikov S.I.4 1 Halberg Chronobiology Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; 2People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia; 3Alexander von Humboldt Geomedicine. 4 Central hospital Polessk, Kaliningrad, Russia

Background. Observations made by physicians, by engineers in the radio industry and by scientists in communications (1-5) support the thesis of Chizhevsky's book on life as an echo of the sun (6; cf. 7), among others (8-20). Reports contesting their observations (21, 22) are readily explained by omnipresent temporal and geographic differences (23, 24). The literature as a whole constitutes a largely and often descriptive rather than analytical and inferential framework for associations of the cosmos, including the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), with human affairs. Myocardial infarctions, among other illnesses of individuals and societal diseases such as crime (15), war (16) and terrorism (17) as well as proselytism (18) are all involved. These phenomena require rational countermeasures. The problems are theoretically and practically far-reaching and are a matter of transdisciplinary science, rather than of politics.

Materials and Methods. Data on violence from 1998-2007 from Princeton (http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/publications.html) were analyzed by linear-nonlinear least squares spectra (25-27), as the entire available series in Figure 1 top and after excluding data on the left side of a gap seen in this figure, to check on the extent to which the large missing data set may have contributed artifacts (cf. 23).

Results. Table 1 summarizes the results obtained on the original data by the fit of a 1.3-year cosine curve with a one-parameter approach (25), since the more rigorous nonlinear and consecutive approaches did not resolve a transyear. While one-parameter results in themselves are usually regarded by us as insufficient evidence, they agreed with the outcome of analyses made on a larger data base by Grigoriev and Vladimirskii (17), who kindly allowed us insight into their original scholarship. Analyses are tabulated on the Figure 1 top data as a whole as well as on the shorter series, after omitting the limited data from the time before the gap, to check on gap-associated artifacts. The results were nearly the same, suggesting that the gap did not play a critical role. The results are also similar whether or not a linear or quadratic trend is added to the model. Against the background of Grigoriev's data, the results confirm the likely presence of a transyear in a separate different data set as well as the absence of a calendar-yearly spectral component in terrorism.

Discussion. Figure 1 bottom shows no peak at the trial period of a calendar year in the incidence pattern of violence, only a peak at ~1.3 years, a transyear, in keeping with results on the incidence patterns of sudden cardiac death in Minnesota (23) and Tokyo (28), but not overall worldwide, and in keeping with the occurrence of both a transyear and a calendar-yearly component in sudden cardiac death in Arkansas and the Czech Republic (23). A near-transyear and a far-transyear are found with a calendar-yearly component and a prominent cis-year in the incidence of suicides in Minnesota (29). The amplitude of the transyear is numerically greater than the amplitude of an also-present calendar-yearly component.

It seems pertinent that some of the non-photic transdisciplinary, probably magnetic associations may be mediated according to Freund by a coupling between the ionosphere and solid earth, with vortices in the former resulting in telluric currents in the latter, generating a horizontal torque (30) to which human physiology may be responsive. We are probably dealing with selected frequency windows for which there may be special resonating mechanisms as postulated for frequencies much higher than those considered herein earlier by others (31, 32).

These windows, encountered in terrorism (17) are found coincident with "entangled" events (33) influenced by the IMF (34). These may lead to mechanisms as a basis for rational countermeasures to violence, notwithstanding the fact that, contrary to Einstein, God does throw dice (33). As to the next steps, the availability of satellites to probe the interplanetary magnetic field has allowed the use of a subtractive approach in the longitudinal study of one individual's physiology (23) and of another's psychology as well (35). The same approach by subtraction and addition has also proved useful in studying cosmic associations with the weekly component of human heart rate (36). Whenever nature happens to permit it, the approach by remove-and-replace is best applied to time series on social ills as well and to their association with the solar wind (37), the existence of which was already reportedly suspected by Kepler, who noted that comets' tails point away from the sun. They may point to a sooner or later manipulable undesirable aspect of ecosystems such as ours that happen to be in the atmosphere of the sun (38).

Just as we heat and cool against the sun's photic and thermic effects, we face the task of resolving "entangled" consequences of unseen magnetics that call for an international effort. The IMF may influence not only myocardial infarction (9, 24, 39, 40) but may have interdigitated information with both collective emotions and changes in the output entropy of random event generators (34). These may eventually differ with geographic location, since the earth is a round (not flat), rotating (not fixed) and heterogeneous magnet itself, residing in the atmosphere of an even stronger, also variable magnet the sun, and hence longitudinal and latitudinal differences have long been anticipated (41) and are indeed found (23). The sun and the cosmos may have many modes (42); we respond preferentially to some of them at certain frequencies in specific variables at a given time (23). Elucidating the complex mechanisms involved is a challenge for our civilization's survival, although "He who controls magnetism might not end up controlling the world, but will have a better handle on technologies so important in our information age" (43).

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Table 1

Periods found in a time series consisting of acts of terror with several investigated models*

Span Model Period (years) Amplitude (N/month)

analyzed used (95% CI) (1-parameter limits)

All data 1.3-year cosine curve 1.354 (1.248, 1.459) 0.19 (0.00, 0.38)

+ linear trend 1.350 (1.177, 1.523) 0.20 (0.01, 0.39)

+ quadratic trend 1.364 (1.183, 1.545) 0.21 (0.02, 0.40)

Last 6 years 1.3-year cosine curve 1.324 (1.086, 1.562) 0.26 (0.02, 0.49)

+ linear trend 1.353 (1.083, 1.623) 0.26 (0.02, 0.50)

*Princeton Engineering Anomalies Laboratory (http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/publications.html). The authors are greatly indebted for the contribution of Dr. Roger Nelson: Nelson RD, Radin DI, Shoup R, Bancel PA. Correlations of continuous random data with major world events. Foundations of Physics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 6, Dec. 2002, 1-13.

Violence and/or Terrorism [51 events from Princeton database "Noosphere"]

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Jan-9B J an-99 J an-00 Jan-01 Jan-02 Jan-03 Jari-04 Jan-05 Jan-OE Jan-07 J an-OS

Time (calendar date)

Frequency (cycles per year)

Figure 1. Time course of events (incidence per month, top) and least squares periodogram (bottom). © Halberg.

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