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ZetaTalk: Planet Revolutions
Note: written on Jan 15, 1997.

The slow motion of planets around the Sun has long puzzled mankind, who are acutely aware that without continuing impetus to motion, motion stops. Only in dead space, where no gravitational attraction or repulsion forces exist, does motion continue without impetus. Motion without a continuing impetus is eroded by gravitational influences nearby, as in the case of an object thrown upward which slows gradually until turning to plummet to Earth. Children learn with a ball on the end of a string that standing still results in the ball dropping to the ground, as only the continued impetus of their arm throwing the ball away and up from them keeps the ball in motion in an orbit. This same pattern is apparent in satellites sent aloft to circle the Earth, as they are in a slow plummet and eventually plunge to Earth.

What keeps the planets, perpetually, the same distance from the Sun and their motion around the Sun at the same pace?

Understanding only part of the phenomena, and unable to admit they do not understand, humans have engaged in elaborate mathematical descriptions of the motion they observe, but descriptions do not suffice as an explanation. The explanation eludes modern astronomers and physicists because they are considering only some of the factors, and are no further along on the matter of motion than their counterparts in the middle ages. To best understand motion, mankind should throw out all prior arguments and look upon the matter with the clear eyes of a child.

This other impetus, which does exist, has the same basis as the magnetic alignment of the Earth and her Sun. This influence reaches beyond the Solar System, and dictates motion within the Sun not visible to mankind but nevertheless present. Just as the core of the Earth revolves at a speed dictated by the thickness of the Earth's liquid core, to chase away from or toward magnetic influences that exist in the Solar System, just so the Sun's core rotates, dragging her children around her like baubles on the ends of her apron strings.

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