Scientists investigate the relationship between the emergence of wars and solar activity

(ORDO NEWS) — More than three-quarters of all human disturbances—battles, upheavals, riots, revolutions, and wars occur during periods of maximum sunspots on the Sun.

This cosmic zeitgeber is so powerful that it can even affect our physical size, our longevity, our mental stability, our propensity to violence, and perhaps even what we consider our unique individual motivation (Lynn McTaggart Excerpt from The Connection: connection through the space between us”)

In 1922, the young Belarusian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky presented the world with a ridiculous theory: all the great upheavals in the history of mankind, such as social unrest, wars and revolutions, were caused by the activity of the sun.

These extraordinary claims, contained in his first book, The Physical Factors of the Historical Process, were met with almost universal ridicule, and for a while the brooding, pale twenty-five-year-old, descendant of a court tenor and member of hereditary nobility, who had already been sullied by his aristocratic ancestry in the eyes of his compatriots, became the laughing stock of the newly formed Bolshevik Party, which disparagingly nicknamed him “Sun Worshiper”.

After all, he essentially assumed that all the turbulent events

As a consequence, Chizhevsky fell out of favor with the scientific establishment for years, despite the patronage of Nobel Prize-winning writer and political activist Maxim Gorky.

Nevertheless, Chizhevsky, a kind of da Vinci scientist, persevered in his research, trying to make connections between biology, physics, geology, and space weather that remained invisible to most of his peers.

He painstakingly studied the records of all battles, upheavals, riots, revolutions and wars, comparing them with the activity of sunspots over almost two thousand years in seventy-one countries, including his own.

Chizhevsky may have been influenced by a French physicist named Jean-Jacques Dortus de Mairan (1678-1771), who discovered that one of his plants folds its leaves and “goes to bed” at the same time every night, even when placed into complete darkness.

The mechanism of this strange activity was right under de Mairan’s nose, but he did not see it at the time.

Although he wrote a book on the northern lights, he rejected the idea that solar activity and magnetism could be responsible for his plant’s regular schedule. Two centuries later, Chizhevsky immediately understood the connection.

Although the Soviet government eventually gave Chizhevsky his own laboratory, due in large part to his contribution to the understanding of air ionization, one of those who remained exceptionally unimpressed with Chizhevsky’s theories was Joseph Stalin, who in 1942 demanded that the scientist abandon his ideas about influence of the sun on man.

Any proof that the revolution was caused by anything other than the natural development of the struggle of the working class could prove fatal to the Communist Party.

When Chizhevsky refused, he was sent to the Gulag in the Urals. He spent eight years in prison there, and after his release in Kazakhstan, he underwent rehabilitation for another eight years. His already fragile health was largely ruined, but he lived long enough to restore his reputation.

A year after his death in the mid-1960s, when the USSR Academy of Sciences opened his archives, the breadth and foresight of Chizhevsky’s work were fully revealed.

He became a posthumous hero, with a scientific center created in his honor, in which, in a place of honor, there is the Chizhev “chandelier”, an early air ionizer.

However, it took years and the work of many other scientists around the world to determine exactly what Chizhevsky was doing.

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