Vortices, spirals, and cycles

Blog 20160127 Vortices, spirals, and cycles

Rick Dutkiewicz writes:

“This is off-topic; not relevant to my proof-reading or review [of the manuscript for “Infinite Universe Theory”]. I just have a bee in my bonnet over this idea, ever since first reading TTAOS.[1] I’ve thought about this often, and have never presented it to you until now.

“Vortex theory observes that the basic structure of matter necessarily involves circular motion.” and “what we commonly believe to be linear motion actually is circular.”

I always wonder about the significance of the fact that a microcosm is always a vortex (or circular) relative to itself. But relative to the immediate macrocosm, the motion of the microcosm is not really circular, it’s spiral. The earth spins as a vortex relative to itself, it traces a teeter-tottering ellipse relative to the sun, but it traces a spiral relative to the macrocosm outside of the solar system (also with much “teeter-tottering” going on, I’m sure). I always think that this spiraling motion is so universal to the motion of all matter, it must be significant at the so-called quantum level, as well as every other “level”. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this (possibly in your blog), since you've never touched on the significance of spirals interacting with spirals.


Rick, thank you too for the interesting question. You are correct in implying that spiralic motion may be as important as vortex motion. That is another reason that Newton’s First Law of Motion is only an approximation, an idealization never to be realized in nature. All real “straight lines” are parts of vortices and, as you point out, parts of spirals. In the real world, straight lines only appear to be straight for short distances. We may think of the railroad track between Chicago and San Francisco as being straight but, obviously, it follows the curvature of Earth. When the macrocosm is broadened to include the Sun, Chicago necessarily traces a spiral around the Sun. Only the exact center of Earth would trace a relatively circular orbit about the Sun. When the macrocosm is broadened still further to include the galaxy, Chicago traces yet another spiral.

The upshot is that, not only are all microcosms in motion with respect to all other microcosms, but all microcosms have spiralic motions with respect to other microcosms. This is where Steve Puetz’s wonderful observations involving universal cycles come into play.[2] He has shown astounding regularity among cycles with periods ranging from days to billions of years. We do not know what is causing the regularity, but have long thought that it has much to do with changes in the aether. The reason I am so interested in it is because it appears to be a confirmation of my philosophy: univironmental determinism, the observation that what happens to a portion of the universe is determined by the infinite matter in motion within and without. The cycles appear to be reflections of the Tenth Assumption of Science, interconnection (All things are interconnected, that is, between any two objects exist other objects that transmit matter and motion). The spiralic motions that you mentioned continuously place microcosms in nearly unprecedented environments. I write “nearly unprecedented” because no two microcosms or their macrocosms are completely dissimilar. According to the Ninth Assumption of Science, relativism (All things have characteristics that make them similar to all other things as well as characteristics that make them dissimilar to all other things), each trip around the Sun is similar; each trip around the galaxy is similar.

Steve’s universal cycles appear to range from the infinitely small to the infinitely large, in tune with the Eighth Assumption of Science, infinity (The universe is infinite, both in the microcosmic and macrocosmic directions). The observed cross-correlations among the cycles imply that microcosms influence each other via some medium and that the intervening space is not empty. There is no reason to believe that vortices, spirals, and cycles would not occur at the quantum level.

[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2004, The ten assumptions of science: Toward a new scientific worldview: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 125 p.

[2] Puetz, Stephen J., 2009, The unified cycle theory: How cycles dominate the structure of the universe and influence life on earth: Denver, OutskirtsPress.com, 489 p.

Prokoph, Andreas, and Puetz, Stephen  J., 2015, Period-Tripling and Fractal Features in Multi-Billion Year Geological Records: Mathematical Geosciences, p. 1-20. [10.1007/s11004-015-9593-y]

Puetz, Stephen J., and Borchardt, Glenn, 2011, Universal cycle theory: Neomechanics of the hierarchically infinite universe: Denver, Outskirts Press, 626 p.

---, 2015, Quasi-periodic fractal patterns in geomagnetic reversals, geological activity, and astronomical events: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, v. 81, no. Part A, p. 246–270. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2015.09.029]

Puetz, Stephen J., Prokoph, Andreas, and Borchardt, Glenn, 2016, Evaluating alternatives to the Milankovitch theory: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, v. 170, p. 158–165. [doi:10.1016/j.jspi.2015.10.006]

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, no. 0, p. 55-75. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2014.04.001]

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