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Researchers discover strange periodicities in history

 
 
Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 04:02 am
Two Slovak researchers have published several papers in recent years in which they suggest that in history there are statistically significant cycles of about 500 years in which emerge great poets, historians and physicians, and occur periods of political instability and chaos.

http://www.sophia.sk/sites/default/files/Ancient-poets.pdf (poets)
http://www.sophia.sk/sites/default/files/Ancient-historians.pdf (historians)
http://www.sophia.sk/sites/default/files/Ancient-physicians.pdf (physicians)
http://www.sophia.sk/sites/default/files/Egyptian-dynasties.pdf (political chaos)

The first and fourth papers were published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuroendocrinology Letters and the first paper also won an award from this journal and from Charles University in Prague (http://www.sophia.sk/sites/default/files/Zdenek_Klein_Award_2004_0.pdf).

The lists of great poets, historians and physicians were taken from anthropologist Kroeber's book "Configurations of Culture Growth". Political chaos was statistically analyzed on durations of Egyptian dynasties, data taken from egyptologists Baines and Shaw.

In all four papers, the discovered 500-year cycles seem to be roughly synchronous in different parts of the world, therefore the authors think that the causative factors are global, rather than local. They mention that ancient Babylonian priests predicted these 500-year cycles and attributed them to their gods.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 04:03 am
Well i'll be go to hell.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 04:20 am
and then he said, oleagenous. OLEAGENOUS?
Try, oleaginous.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 08:44 pm
@litewave,
Sounds similar to ground tread by Oswald Spengler's study of historical cycles "The Decline of the West."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decline_of_the_West
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fobvius
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 08:55 pm
@litewave,
Whether weather or not.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 08:58 pm
Whether a wether can weather the knot.

(Did you know that wether is an actual word?)
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2011 05:22 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
(Did you know that wether is an actual word?)


Yes, and most moderately well-read Brits will know what a "bell-wether" is.


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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2011 05:30 am
@litewave,
Are we talking "extraterrestrial" intervention?.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTajdPAXdPa4At18UOiKwrk-OSjwwm-FeRl_vdRTFVqtm9rCxNO
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2011 01:19 pm
@Sturgis,
F'ing great word!!! We should use that in the acronym game Smile
Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 06:39 am
@Mame,
I like your thinking Mame.
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Holden McGroin
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 09:00 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I believe extraterrestrials have exerted direct influence on our physical and technological progress over time. These extraterrestrial visitors have been perceived as gods, angels, spirits, etc. According to Col. Phillip Corso, in the early fifties ET's provided advanced technological knowledge and artifacts which the government and private industry contractors back engineered. This quickly lead to the development of fiber-optic, laser, and light enhancing night vision technologies.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 09:05 am
@Holden McGroin,
Those extraterrestrials are even posting here, with little or no influence, though.
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