Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jeanne Dixon, Russia v. Georgia, China, the CIA and Global Warming

There is a book by Jeannie Dixon where she predicted a Chinese migration into Russia. Given the current demographic reality, with the bulk of the Chinese population concentrated on their coast, this seems nutty.

Given the possibility of global warming and the current conflict between Russia and Georgia, her premonition deserves a second look.

It is hoped that the CIA is looking into what would happen if sea levels rose and the price of gasoline began to rise again. Both of these factors will drive the majority of the Chinese population away from the coast and the Chinese military west in search of oil, which is conveniently located in Siberia. Global warming and changing weather patterns could water the Gobi, or at least force the kind of technological development which makes drinking water more available in the Russian Steppe.

Due to the value of the resources contested in any Sino-Russian conflict, nuclear weapons won't be used - at least not strategic ones. This makes analysis of Russian v. Chinese conventional capabilities over the coming years essential. As we learned in Korea, China has the advantage of numbers, even after the one-child policy has been in effect for a generation. As those pampered pets need gas for their cars they may go west to get it. Picking on the Georgians, or even pushing back against Georgean militants, is one thing. Fighting a surging China, whether in war or in illegal immigration, is another (as we know with our southern border).

Astrology at the National Geographic Channel

Last night, I saw a piece on the National Geographic Channel which included a discussion of Astrology. It featured an astrological author and a Cambridge professor of astronomy. As you would expect, it was slanted toward the scientist, although not blatantly so.

The astronomer quite rightly pointed out that the direct influence of the planets are a fraction of the influences of nearby objects. That is not how astrology works, however. As Ryan Aviation found more than 40 years ago, the resonance of the magnetosphere on the ionosphere occurs in the same range as the alpha rhythems of the human brain. Do the planets influence the solar wind and the Sun itself? One would think so - making astrology quite probable scientifically. Regardless, astrology is based on the observation of human behavior and its relation to the motions of the planets. This relationship has been demonstrated over millenia and can be verified by doing one's own natal chart.

Some have criticized the oldest science because of its link to paganism. What is laughable is that they are not very familiar with either. If they were, they would know that paganism is an allegory on human nature (there were no actual pagan gods - duh!). It is most likely that paganism grew out of Astrology, rather than the other way around.