“How Cosmic Forces Shape Our Destines.” (Part 2)

By Nikola Tesla

New York American, February 7, 1915.

Natural Forces Influence Us

Accepting all this as true let us consider some of the forces and influences which act on such a wonderfully complex automatic engine with organs inconceivably sensitive and delicate, as it is carried by the spinning terrestrial globe in lightning flight through space. For the sake of simplicity we may assume that the earth’s axis is perpendicular to the ecliptic and that the human automaton is at the equator. Let his weight be one hundred and sixty pounds then, at the rotational velocity of about 1,520 feet per second with which he is whirled around, the mechanical energy stored in his body will be nearly 5,780,000 foot pounds, which is about the energy of a hundred-pound cannon ball.

This momentum is constant as well as upward centrifugal push, amounting to about fifty-five hundredth of a pound, and both will probably be without marked influence on his life functions. The sun, having a mass 332,000 times that of the earth, but being 23,000 times farther, will attract the automaton with a force of about one-tenth of one pound, alternately increasing and diminishing his normal weight by that amount.

Though not conscious of these periodic changes, he is surely affected by them.

The earth in its rotation around the sun carries him with the prodigious speed of nineteen miles per second and the mechanical energy imparted to him is over 25,160,000,000 foot pounds. The largest gun ever made in Germany hurls a projectile weighing one ton with a muzzle velocity of 3,700 feet per second, the energy being 429,000,000 foot pounds. Hence the momentum of the automaton’s body is nearly sixty times greater. It would be sufficient to develop 762,400 horse-power for one minute, and if the motion were suddenly arrested the body would be instantly exploded with a force sufficient to carry a projectile weighing over sixty tons to a distance of twenty-eight miles.

This enormous energy is, however, not constant, but varies with the position of the automaton in relation to the sun. The circumference of the earth has a speed of 1,520 feet per second, which is either added to or subtracted from the translatory velocity of nineteen miles through space. Owing to this the energy will vary from twelve to twelve hours by an amount approximately equal to 1,533,000,000 foot pounds, which means that energy streams in some unknown way into and out of the body of the automaton at the rate of about sixty-four horse-power.

But this is not all. The whole`solar system is urged towards the remote constellation Hercules at a speed which some estimate at some twenty miles per second and owing to this there should be similar annual changes in the flux of energy, which may reach the appalling figure of over one hundred billion foot pounds. All these varying and purely mechanical effects are rendered more complex through the inclination of the orbital planes and many other permanent or casual mass actions.

This automaton, is, however subjected to other forces and influences. His body is at the electric potential of two billion volts, which fluctuates violently and incessantly. The whole earth is alive with electrical vibrations in which he takes part. The atmosphere crushes him with a pressure of from sixteen to twenty tons, according, to barometric condition. He receives the energy of the sun’s rays in varying intervals at a mean rate of about forty foot pounds per second, and is subjected to periodic bombardment of the sun’s particles, which pass through his body as if it were tissue paper. The air is rent with sounds which beat on his eardrums, and he is shaken by the unceasing tremors of the earth’s crust. He is exposed to great temperature changes, to rain and wind.

What wonder then that in such a terrible turmoil, in which cast iron existence would seem impossible, this delicate human engine should act in an exceptional manner? If all automata were in every respect alike they would react in exactly the same way, but this is not the case. There is concordance in response to those disturbances only which are most frequently repeated, not to all. It is quite easy to provide two electrical systems which, when subjected to the same influence, will behave in just the opposite way.

So also two human beings, and what is true of individuals also holds good for their large aggregations. We all sleep periodically. This is not an indispensable physiological necessity any more than stoppage at intervals is a requirement for an engine. It is merely a condition gradually imposed upon us by the diurnal revolution of the globe, and this is one of the many evidences of the truth of the mechanistic theory. We note a rhythm or ebb and tide, in ideas and opinions, in financial and political movements, in every department of our intellectual activity.

How Wars Are Started

It only shows that in all this a physical system of mass inertia is involved which affords a further striking proof. If we accept the theory as a fundamental truth and, furthermore, extend the limits of our sense perceptions beyond those within which we become conscious of the external impressions, then all the states in human life, however unusual, can be plausibly explained. A few examples may be given in illustration.

The eye responds only to light vibrations through a certain rather narrow range, but the limits are not sharply defined. It is also affected by vibrations beyond, only in lesser degree. A person may thus become aware of the presence of another in darkness, or through intervening obstacles, and people laboring under illusions ascribe this to telepathy. Such transmission of thought is absurdly impossible.

The trained observer notes without difficulty that these phenomena are due to suggestion or coincidence. The same may be said of oral impressions, to which musical and imitative people are especially susceptible. A person possessing these qualities will often respond to mechanical shocks or vibrations which are inaudible.

To mention another instance of momentary interest reference may be made to dancing, which comprises certain harmonious muscular contractions and contortions of the body in response to a rhythm. How they come to be in vogue just now, can be satisfactorily explained by supposing the existence of some new periodic disturbances in the environment, which are transmitted through the air or the ground and may be of mechanical, electrical or other character.

Exactly so it is with wars, revolutions and similar exceptional states of society.

Though it may seem so, a war can never be caused by arbitrary acts of man.

It is invariably the more or less direct result of cosmic disturbance in which the sun is chiefly concerned.

In many international conflicts of historical record which were precipitated by famine, pestilence or terrestrial catastrophes the direct dependence of the sun is unmistakable. But in most cases the underlying primary causes are numerous and hard to trace.

In the present war it would be particularly difficult to show that the apparently willful acts of a few individuals were not causative. Be it so, the mechanistic theory, being founded on truth demonstrated in everyday experience, absolutely precludes the possibility of such a state being anything but the inevitable consequence of cosmic disturbance.

The question naturally presents itself as to whether there is some intimate relation between wars and terrestrial upheavals. The latter are of decided influence on temperament and disposition, and might at times be instrumental in accelerating the clash but aside from this there seems to be no mutual dependence, though both may be due to the same primary cause.

What can be asserted with perfect confidence is that the earth may be thrown into convulsions through mechanical effects such as are produced in modern warfare. This statement may be startling, but it admits of a simple explanation.

Earthquakes are principally due to two causes – subterranean explosions or structural adjustments. The former are called volcanic, involve immense energy and are hard to start. The latter are named tectonic; their energy is comparatively insignificant and they can be caused by the slightest shock or tremor. The frequent slides in the Culebra are displacements of this kind.

War and The Earthquake

Theoretically, it may be said that one might think of a tectonic earthquake and cause it to occur as a result of the thought, for just preceding the release the mass may be in the most delicate balance. There is a popular error in regard to the energy of such displacements. In a case recently reported as quite extraordinary, extending as it did over a vast territory, the energy was estimated at 65,000,000,000,000 foot tons. Assuming even that the whole work was performed in one minute it would only be equivalent to that of 7,500,000 horse-power during one year, which seems much, but is little for a terrestrial upheaval. The energy of the sun’s rays falling on the same area is a thousand times greater.

The explosions of mines, torpedoes, mortars and guns develop reactive forces on the ground which are measured in hundreds or even thousands of tons and make themselves felt all over the globe. Their effect, however, may be enormously magnified by resonance. The earth is a sphere of a rigidity slightly greater than that of steel and vibrates once in about one hour and forty-nine minutes.

If, as might well be possible, the concussions happen to be properly timed their combined action could start tectonic adjustments in any part of the earth, and the Italian calamity may thus have been the result of explosions in France. That man can produce such terrestrial convulsions is beyond any doubt, and the time may be near when it will be done for purposes good or apt.

(Part 1 *here*)

So World War I and World War II, indeed all human conflicts were caused by light rays, earth vibrations, and differences in planetary mass inertia?

To deny one’s intimate connection to all things and each other, is to do a great harm to one’s own importance in the connection.

Everything happens for a reason, there are no coincidences, and even the most seemingly meaningless thing, can matter the most.

Once you realize that it all takes connection to Time, and how you spend it, then you can see the dominoes and how they’re standing.

Yeah except devastating and bloody wars are happen because of things like bigotry, racism, greed, fanaticism, hatred, and fear. When you deny that fact and attribute it to things like the movements of the heavenly bodies, or the vibrations caused by plate tectonics, light vibrations, and cosmic disturbances, you have crossed the line into absurdity and craziness. Gene Ray’s Timecube theory makes more sense than what Tesla is saying.

@peashooter85 you’re missing his point. All the things you mention have external influences which built them into what they are. Bigotry and racism didn’t just come from nowhere. There will always be a cause that can explain an effect. Tesla just looked at the larger picture of causation.

Yes I did, all part one is a basic introduction. He makes common sense claims. The sun creates all life. The sun feeds plant life which feeds animal life. That’s a reasonable and logical train of thought. Then in part ii he goes on to conclude that the sun causes all wars. Like the sun creates plant life and plant life creates animal life and a change in the sun caused Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand and started World War I. That’s an ad absurdum train of thought. The worst part is he provides no evidence for any of his claims whatsoever. He doesn’t delve into specifics or explain how any of this works. He just states stuff and passes it off as truth.

Tesla was a great man, a genius, the founder of the modern age, and a man ahead of his time. He was still just a human being with flaws just like everyone else. He wasn’t right about everything and many of his worst theories are downright nuts. He thought Albert Einstein was a cook when most aspects of the Theory of Relatively have been proven through empirical evidence and all aspects of Tesla’s alternative theory have been solidly disproven. Today NASA and other space agencies don’t utilize his alternative to Relativity, the luminiferous aether theory, to explore space, and for good reason. Apollo 11 didn’t fly through space aether to get to the moon, nor did the Voyager probes or Mars landers. He denied the existence of gravity in relation to mass and space time. He believed that it was impossible for an atom to be split into subatomic particles. He said that if the electron did exist, it certainly didn’t have a negative charge. He believed that it was impossible to convert matter into energy while at the same time Enrico Fermi had built the first fission reactor and the Manhattan Project was building the first atomic bomb. The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki certainly didn’t die of a flawed theory. The series “Chernobyl” wasn’t a fictional story concocted by screenplay writers.

I’m done arguing this silly subject.  I got to get some sleep before my next night shift. Go take a swim in the luminiferous aether.

I don’t understand how you concluded that he provides no evidence? He literally dished out huge numbers to prove his point of the cosmic influence on humans. Just because we’re not aware of these massive influences doesn’t mean they have no effect on us as an individual and as a whole. His beliefs were based off Mach’s principle, Newton’s laws, Buddhist philosophy and his own experiments and experiences. Shit, even his remote control boat was based off his theory. You’re not born a racist or a bigot. The traits are impossed upon you through external influences and they’re not just influences in your intermediate surrounding, but extend to infinite distances. Ignorance is bliss though.

And nice Einstein charade. Einstein was a theoretical physicist. Tesla was an experimental physicist. Tesla smashed atoms in his experiments and never once notice the liberation of energy. He also sent currents around the globe and back to his reciever faster that light. There were a multitude of things happening in Tesla’s investigations and experiments that disprove relativity so he had every right to call out the fuckery. But fuck Tesla right? Lol.

I don’t understand how you concluded that he provides no evidence? He literally dished out huge numbers to prove his point of the cosmic influence on humans.

Except none of the numbers he provides are relevant to any of the points he makes. All of his numbers are rhetorical. He doesn’t get into any details on how cosmic forces change societal behaviors. He doesn’t detail any fine specifics. If you can explain in exacting detail how changes in the cosmos or how changes in the sun’s light resulted in the World Wars or the French Revolution, then please elaborate.

“Just because we’re not aware of these massive influences doesn’t mean they have no effect on us as an individual and as a whole.”

If these influences are so massive then why are we not aware of them?

“You’re not born a racist or a bigot. The traits are impossed upon you through external influences and they’re not just influences in your intermediate surrounding, but extend to infinite distances.”

Yeah, you’re partially right. Except those influences are from your upbringing, your family, the media, the government and the society you live in. NOT BECUASE CHANGES IN THE SUN OR MOVEMENTS OF THE STARS AND PLANETS! Societies evolve and change because of social factors, not plate tectonics!

“And nice Einstein charade. Einstein was a theoretical physicist. Tesla was an experimental physicist. Tesla smashed atoms in his experiments and never once notice the liberation of energy.”

If this is true then how do you explain nuclear energy? Fission reactions, fusion reactions?  In nuclear power plants are nuclear engineers secretly burning coal as part of a grand conspiracy to cover up Tesla’s works? Didn’t the victims of Nagasaki and Hiroshima die from atomic bombs, or was it something else? Was the threat of mutually assured destruction during the Cold War a grand international conspiracy. Were the accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima a hoax?  

  “There were a multitude of things happening in Tesla’s investigations and experiments that disprove relativity so he had every right to call out the fuckery.”

If this is true then why doesn’t NASA use Tesla physics in place of Relativity. When they send probes to other planets why do they ignore the effects of luminferous aether? In their calculations why aren’t they using Tesla’s Dynamic Gravity Theory instead of Space Time Gravity, or are they a part of the conspiracy too? Why is it in space probes, on the International Space Station and in orbiting satellites time passes slower than on Earth, causing engineers and astronauts to have to periodically resynch their clocks, a phenomenon known as time dilation? During solar eclipses how is it that one can photograph the star field behind the sun with a high quality camera?

 But fuck Tesla right? Lol

Not by any means. Tesla was a brilliant man and an amazing scientist. But he was still fallible like everyone else and while he was right about many of his theories he was wrong about others. There nothing bad about being wrong. Every scientist throughout history has had incorrect or disproven theories. This includes Tesla, Einstein, Newton, Archimedes, Pythagoras, every one of them. That’s not a bad thing either. Science is a process of trial and error. Being wrong helps science better sift through falsity in order to get to the truth.

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