Evidence of synchronous, decadal to billion year cycles in geological, genetic, and astronomical events
Blog 20151118 Evidence of synchronous, decadal to billion year cycles in geological, genetic, and astronomical events
That mouthful above is the title of a technical paper we published last year:
Puetz, Stephen J., Prokoph, Andreas, Borchardt, Glenn, and Mason, Edward W., 2014, Evidence of Synchronous, Decadal to Billion Year Cycles in Geological, Genetic, and Astronomical Events: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, v. 62–63, p. 55-75 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2014.04.001].
Here are the highlights:
• Observations of period-tripled fractals in natural events.
• Use of spectral analysis techniques to detect fractal patterns.
• Similar periodicity found among astronomical, geological, and biological events.
• The similarities suggest a single unknown cause for the patterned formations.
• Chaos theory and bifurcation theory best explain these surprising fractals.
And here is the Abstract:
Studies on continuously improving records of geological, biological, and astronomical events and processes led to increased awareness of common cycles in the records. Here we enhance the analytical scope of earlier discoveries by showing that most of these cycles occur in unison, as a harmonic series. Furthermore, we consider them universal because extra-terrestrial cycles involving quasar and star formation exhibit comparable periods to terrestrial cycles involving volcanism, extinction patterns, and genetic development. The cycles oscillate in multiples of three, cascading into a period-tripled set of cycles. We provide one equation combining the characteristics of 32 theoretical cycles, with periods ranging from 57.3 years to 1.64 billion years. Our statistical tests show that the astronomical and geological cycles are phase-locked synchronously, while the biological cycles lag. This synchrony suggests a common astronomical cause for geological and biological cycles. Along with the synchrony, the extensiveness of the observed period-tripling indicates that self-similar patterns develop at a universal scale. This suggests that divisible matter is distributed fractally throughout the universe, as postulated by fractal cosmologies, bifurcation theory, and chaos theory.
Recently, we got this email from Elsevier, the publisher: