Geomagnetic (Sun) influences on terrestrial organisms (like us)

Did you know that Geomagnetic disturbances influence terrestrial organisms and humans en mass?

That geomagnetic disturbances of high intensity have the potential to play havoc with electrical systems is well documented. But, what about the possibility of biological effects resulting from geomagnetic disturbances?

When solar activity peaks, so too does mass human unrest!

This question comes under the domain on Heliobiology, a branch of biophysics that studies the influence of changes in solar activity on terrestrial organisms.

The father Heliobiology was the Soviet biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky. He developed the theory that “periods of mass movement — periods when there are wars revolutions uprisings large migrations and so on — follow a regular cycle corresponding to that of the Sun.”

Chizhevsky proposed that not only did geomagnetic storms resulting from sunspot-related solar flares affect electrical usage, plane crashes, epidemics, and grasshopper infestations, but human mental life and activity. Increased negative ionization in the atmosphere increased human mass excitability.

Chizhevsky proposed that human history is influenced by the eleven-year peaks in sunspot activity, triggering humans en masse to act upon existing grievances and complaints through revolts, revolutions, civil wars and wars between nations. Hmmmm!

Repeat – Chizhevsky found that when Solar activity peaks, so too does mass unrest.

Sadly, Chizhevshy was a victim of Stalin’s ruthless dictatorial regime; his career as a scientist ended around 1939, when he was sent off to a slave labor camp.

On a more positive note, Heliobiology, for a long time eschewed by scientists outside the Soviet Union, has gained acceptance as a legal branch of science.

Excerpts from “Strange electromagnetic dimensions” by Louis proud

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