January 22, 2011
In Roland Emmerich's
film 2012, "mutant neutrinos" were
responsible for destabilizing the planet. Initially I found such a
plot device hilarious, but as it turns out, such a mechanism may
be grounded in truth.
Consider the following news items:
Two Suns? - Twin Stars Could Be Visible From
Earth By 2012
The Huffington Post
January 22, 2011
Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of
Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to
news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of
the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it
It could run out of fuel and go
super-nova at any time.
[…] But doomsday sayers should be careful about speculation on
this one. If the star does go super-nova, Earth will be showered
with harmless particles [neutrinos], according to Carter.
"They will flood through the
Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the supernova we see
visually will light up the night sky, 99 per cent of the
energy in the supernova is released in these particles that
will come through our bodies and through the Earth with
absolutely no harm whatsoever," he told news.com.au.
Carter suggests Betelgeuse could go
supernova at any moment (true), and when it does, 99% of its energy
will be released as neutrinos that will irradiate our solar system
But he says there's nothing to worry about since they are
The strange case of solar flares and
August 23, 2010
[…] It's a mystery that presented itself unexpectedly: The
radioactive decay of some elements sitting quietly in
laboratories on Earth seemed to be influenced by activities
inside the sun, 93 million miles away.
[…] The story begins, in a sense, in classrooms around the
world, where students are taught that the rate of decay of a
specific radioactive material is a constant.
This concept is
relied upon, for example, when anthropologists use carbon-14 to
date ancient artifacts and when doctors determine the proper
dose of radioactivity to treat a cancer patient.
[…] On Dec 13, 2006, the sun itself provided a crucial clue,
when a solar flare sent a stream of particles and radiation
Purdue nuclear engineer Jere Jenkins, while
measuring the decay rate of manganese-54, a short-lived isotope
used in medical diagnostics, noticed that the rate dropped
slightly during the flare, a decrease that started about a day
and a half before the flare.
[…] Their findings strengthened the argument that the strange
swings in decay rates were caused by neutrinos from the sun.
swings seemed to be in synch with the Earth's elliptical orbit,
with the decay rates oscillating as the Earth came closer to the
sun (where it would be exposed to more neutrinos) and then
Going back to take another look at the decay data from the
Brookhaven lab, the researchers found a recurring pattern of 33
days. It was a bit of a surprise, given that most solar
observations show a pattern of about 28 days - the rotation rate
of the surface of the sun.
The explanation? The core of the sun - where nuclear reactions
produce neutrinos - apparently spins more slowly than the
surface we see.
"It may seem counter-intuitive,
but it looks as if the core rotates more slowly than the
rest of the sun," Sturrock said.
All of the evidence points toward a
conclusion that the sun is "communicating" with radioactive
isotopes on Earth, said Fischbach.
There we see a possible link between
neutrinos and radioactive decay on earth.
Radioactive decay is a purely quantum
mechanical thing, it's not caused by any physical factor. Therefore
neutrinos affect quantum processes, such as decay rates. Note that
biological and neural activity are also based on quantum processes.
Why is this important?
Wikipedia Entry - Geothermal Gradient
The geothermal gradient is
the rate at which the Earth's temperature increases with depth,
indicating heat flowing from the Earth's warm interior to its
Away from tectonic plate boundaries,
it is 25-30°C per km of depth in most of the world.
Strictly speaking, geo-thermal
necessarily refers to the Earth but the concept may be applied
to other planets. The Earth's internal heat comes from a
combination of residual heat from
planetary accretion (about 20%)
and heat produced through radioactive decay (80%).
So 80% of earth's core and mantle heat
comes from radioactive decay.
Radioactive decay rates are affected by
neutrinos. Supernovas release 99% of their energy as neutrinos.
Taken to its logical conclusion, this implies that if
supernova and becomes bright enough
to appear like a second sun, Earth will be irradiated by those
neutrinos, decay rates will be altered, and there could be enough of
a change in core-mantle temperatures to upset the convective
processes and disturb the tectonic plates, hence global
earthquakes and volcanoes.
It need not be Betelgeuse nor 2012 specifically; I'm only
referencing that dying star since it provides a good excuse to
discuss the neutrino-seismic link.
Deterministic probability says that,
since the star could blow anytime within the window of several
thousand years, its chances of reaching us within the next couple
years are almost negligible. But low probability has never deterred
the scriptwriters of reality, therefore Betelgeuse is a wild card
that could be played if convenient.
There are many other neutrino-shower sources that could produce
similar effects, for instance the galactic core explosions detailed
LaViolette's Galactic Superwave Theory.
Dating via Carbon-14 and other
isotopes may be thrown way off by solar or interstellar
neutrino radiation, since it assumes a constant decay rate,
which in actuality may be arrested or suddenly accelerated
by sporadic high intensity neutrino showers.
Wilhelm Reich discovered
that orgone energy (crude form of etheric energy) affects
radioactive decay rates, even neutralizing certain
radioactive materials. If neutrinos also have this effect,
perhaps orgone and neutrinos are closely related. If so,
maybe supernovas and solar flares release bursts of etheric
As is known in occult and
contactee writings, changes in etheric energy affect human
perception and consciousness. For instance, if Earth were to
enter a dense region of etheric energy, people would
automatically shift into a state of consciousness similar to
that of clairvoyant trance or the kind of psychic activation
experienced in the presence of powerful shamans or alien
entities. In the terminology of
Carlos Castaneda, this
would involve a radical shift in the assemblage point.
If this were to happen concurrently with global seismic
upheavals, that would make for an extremely entertaining
ending to the World as We Know It.
I reference the above news articles not
to predict doom, but to explore a single physico-etheric
mechanism that could account for a broad range of end-time