When addressing the issue of the organization of galaxies as unified systems we quickly reach the limits of our basic understanding of physical science. A range of anomalous activity points to new domains of physics–new universal physical principles–currently outside our grasp. Central in all this is a mysterious singularity point in Einstein's general relativity–the supermassive black hole.
Part 5 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. What role does the Galaxy play in the evolutionary development of advanced life on Earth? Cyclical fluctuations in the development and extinction of species correspond with the motion of our Solar System above and below the disk of our Galaxy -- but what is the connection? While most attempts to investigate this correlation are looking for a bottom-up kill-mechanism to explain the relation, here we will look to the work of Vladimir Vernadsky for a top-down approach to investigating the role of the Galaxy in the anti-entropic development of life on Earth.
Part 4 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. To understand the climate we experience on Earth we have to know our Galactic environment. As the Solar System travels through the Galaxy–into and out of its spiral arms, above and below the disk, through regions of higher and lower amounts of activity–the Earth's climate system has changed and evolved in response. Our Earth's own history provides a new window into the study of our Galaxy.
Part 3 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. An investigation into the dynamics - cause - on a galactic scale shows the failure of mathematical methods. While mankind can increasingly measure our motion, and other motions in our Galaxy, the principle is still unknown. This is examined in the case of our own Galactic year.
Part 2 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. What do we know about our Sun's motion through the Galaxy? Within the last century mankind has begun to realize that the steady, dependable stars of the night time sky are not fixed in place (as had been thought for millennia), but are traveling relative to our Sun, and to each other, at remarkable speeds. The most recent observation program (Hipparcos) has precisely measured the motions of over 100,000 stars (with a billion stars to be measured in the coming years). We are getting better and more precise descriptions than ever before, but do we have the scientific minds, like Kepler, to discover the underling principles?
Part I. "Time for the death of the death of science." For the New Paradigm show this week the Basement is launching a new class series on mankind's destiny as a galactic species. The opening class (Wednesday, October 28) will provide an introduction to the Galaxy as mankind's next scientific frontier, situated from the standpoint of Vladimir Vernadsky and Lyndon LaRouche. Successive classes with be released every other week, delving deeper into the Galactic frontier.
As has been emphasized recently by Lyndon LaRouche and his Executive Intelligence Review magazine and LaRouche Political Action Committee, to understand climate, weather, and the behavior of water on our planet we must start by understanding the role of our galaxy.1