Warm Arctic Past, Cardona
College Park, MD 2011 PROCEEDINGS of the NPA 1
Earth's Primeval Polar Heat Dwardu Cardona Vancouver, BC, CANADA e-mail: email@example.com
_The derivation of terrestrial life is said to have required a much greater amount of ultraviolet radiation than the Sun presently supplies.
_And yet the Sun is claimed to have been much dimmer at the very time life rose on Earth.
_The emergence of life is also said to have required vast electrical discharges, but the electric energy that Earth can produce through atmospheric lightning lacks the required potency to accomplish what is needed.
_The manner in which miles-deep glaciers accumulated during Earth's past ice ages has never been resolved.
_What is even worse is that lands within the Arctic circle had actually basked in warmth during these ice ages, as they continued to do in between these ages down into geologically recent times.
_Judging by what has been discovered in these northern latitudes, this warmth managed to sustain sub-tropical species of flora as well as fauna, species which are not presently able to thrive in those same regions.
_And as if that is not enough, newer discoveries continue to strengthen an older assumption that this sub-tropical life had appeared much earlier in Arctic regions than it did farther south.
_This is a situation that continued to maintain itself long after the continental plates are believed to have settled in their present configurations.
_As far-fetched as it might seem to most, this conundrum has led some paleontologist s to a conclusion that flies in the face of what we know, or think we know, concerning the history of the Solar System.
_1. Introduction Odd scientific discoveries are reported every year.
_One recurring problem with most of them is that they are seldom correlated to one another.
_While there does not seem to be any lack of communication between whoever is responsible for them, there certainly seems to be a lack of integrating these discoveries with one another.
_Theories that have been derived from some of these discoveries have thus been offered in isolation.
_And the reason for this is the lack of a unifying hypothesis that could tie any of them in a comprehensive manner.
_It has long, for instance, been surmised that the infant Sun during Earth's primordial epochs was only about 75% as bright, and therefore 75% as hot, as it is at present .
_This lesser illumination accounts for the spindly nature and sparse foliage of Earth's first land-based plants, which give the impression that they had to struggle for whatever available dim light there was to nourish them .
_It was not until the age of mammals, especially at the inception of the Paleocene period, that Earth's land areas engulfed themselves in a verdant profusion of subtropical plants.
_The problem with this is that the inception of life on Earth is considered to have been reliant on high levels of ultraviolet radiation .
_But how could Earth have basked in higher levels of ultraviolet radiation than at pres ent when the ultraviolet radiating source, that is the Sun, is claimed to have been much dimmer than at present?
_2. Primordial Sun
_What I, with others, have been proposing is that Earth's primordial source of heat was not the present Sun.
_What sustained Earth was a much less massive dimmer brown dwarf star to which Earth had been bound as one of its satellites while traveling alone through space outside the demarcation of the Solar System.
_Yes, I agree, it is a theory that inspires nothing beyond disbelief.
_On the other hand, th ere have been too many discoveries in various disciplines which have baffled their discoverers, but which have fallen neatly into our bizarre theory.
_As a satellite of a brown dwarf star, Earth's dim source of heat and light during its primordial age is automatically accounted for.
_At the same time, the high levels of ultraviolet radiation that was needed for the inception of life is amply met since it is known that brown dwarf star s emit highly in the ultraviolet spectrum .
_What is bound to inspire even greater disbelief is the supposition that Earth was not in an equatorial orbit around its primordial sun.
_It was, instead, situated directly underneath its south pole, at the appropriate distance, but sharing the same axis of rotation.
_As seen from Earth, its primordial sun would never have been seen to rise or set.
_On the contrary, it would have been permanently stationed in Earth's north celestial pole.
_Had this really been so, Earth's primordial sun would have left many a tell-tale sign of its former north polar proximity.
_Do we find such signs and are they easily recognized?
_To begin with, such a permanent linear alignment was bound to have raised tides exceeding those at present, the strongest of which should have accumulated in Earth's north polar region.
_The tidal force emanating from the north celestial pole would have affected both Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere.
_But even Earth's crust should have been raised above its present circumferential average.
_Earth' s atmosphere and hydrosphere would have easily rebounded to settle in a more uniform shell around the world once the linear link with the north polar sun was broken.
_Not so with the crust, which would have taken a much longer period to readjust to Earth's new situation.
_As it turns out, a remnant of this lithospheric bulge remains up to the present.
_While it had been earlier believed that Earth is an imperfect sphere which is slightly flattened at the poles and distended at the equator, the orbits of the first artificial satellites surprised everyone by showing that this was not Earth's correct shape.
_To begin with, Earth's polar flattening was discovered to be much less than had been previously surmised .
_Later discoveries, however, went much fart her since aberrations in artificial satellite orbits eventually disclosed that Earth is actually pear-shaped, with its bulge located at the North Pole .
_This bulge is presently measured at a mere 10 meters (33 feet) .
_This might not be considered much, but as a residue of a former greater uplift of land, even meters are of significance.
_3. Polar Jet Brown dwarf stars are now known to exhibit what have been misnamed as astral jets .
_In an electric universe, these translate as sustained Birkeland currents emanating from both poles of cosmic bodies.
_Such jets have been found emanating from the center of stars and even galaxies , and while these are of colossal magnitude, the ones from brown dwarfs are naturally less considerable in extent and energy.
_Birkeland currents are notorious for their helical structures , which characteristic, among other things, is here implied to connote rotation.
_In Earth's case, the brown dwarf's linear jet would have physically touched down at the North Pole.
_Its rotation would have raised a great portion of Earth's atmosphere with which it would have become entangled.
_It would in fact have acted as a planetary-sized tornado which would have churned over the same polar regions for untold ages.
_It should therefore have scoured the area, lifted and presumable re-deposited its detrital burden, while leaving an indelible scar to mark the spot—as, indeed, it has.
_Small as it is when compared to the Pacific and Atlantic, the Arctic Ocean contains a series of depressions which hold more sediment per square meter than the above mentioned seas .
_This bespeaks a different method from the other oceans by which these sediments were collected.
_In the scheme that is here being discussed, this sediment would have been created in situ by the constant scouring of the cyclonic Birkeland current.
_Other than that, its occurrence, to say nothing of the multiple depressions in which it is found, remains an unsolved mystery.
_In case anyone is wondering, the depressions in question do not contradict Earth's north polar lithic bulge since depressions are met on top of heights in various dimensions and localities throughout the world.
_Earth's interior magma should also have responded to Earth's north celestial tidal force.
_Not only did this transpire, the magma actually broke through the surface in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean, an area which ha s been described as "a regional collapse of the Earth's surface due to material being removed from the lower mantle." 
_In addition to that, a swirling vortex of molten rock has also come to light 3,000 kilometers beneath the North Pole .
_As it was stated by one of the discoverers, the flow "has the structure of a gigantic hurricane." 
_Encircling the Arctic Ocean is also a blanket of detritus known as muck.
_This area is so vast it actually covers one seventh of Earth's land surface .
_This muck is composed of deep-frozen "goo with silt, sand, pebbles, and boulders, often with masses of preserved, semi-decayed, or fully decayed vegetable and animal matter." 
_This frozen mess lies on low level plains.
_As an anonymous writer in Pursuit noted, "Unless it was caused by some cosmic forces we have not yet detected, it would appear to be a sub-aerial deposit derived from massive erosion of higher ground and with steeper slopes." 
_Its depth, over enormous areas, in some places "has always caused even the most open-minded geologist to boggle." 
_In some areas, the Russians have drilled down to 4,000 feet without reaching solid rock .
_It has therefore been surmised that the lands that are now blanketed with this material had to have once been much higher above sea level.
_There is, however, no evidence that could indicate this to have been the case .
_The anonymous writer in Pursuit was right on track when he or she suspected a cosmic cause.
_As far as we are concerned, the muck had actually been scoured out of the very region in which it was eventually redeposited by the cyclonic Birkeland current joining Earth linearly to its primordial sun.
_Needless to say, this muck had not been frozen when it was sucked up.
_It obviously froze much later.
_One additional factor to consider is that no such muck, frozen or otherwise, is known to exist at Earth's south polar region.
_If the truth must be known, it will have to be admitted that the most mysterious geological region on Earth is the Arctic Circle.
_Entirely covered by ice all year round, one would expect the region to have been even more ice-bound during past ice ages.
_Geological evidence, however, indicates that, during all of Earth's past glaciations, the Arctic Circle was entirely free of ice.
_This is a situation that has been known and commented upon by various authorities since the nineteenth century .
_Not only were these regions free of ice, they actually basked in a subtropical climate, something that even Charles Lyell, the very originator of uniformitarianism, was compelled to acknowledge .
_With miles-deep ice in more southern latitudes, the only way the Arctic Circle could have remained free of ice was if there really had been a source of heat stationed right above.
_This is additionally intimated by evidence which indicates that Arctic regions were not only warm during past geological ages, they were warmer than at present and even warmer than more southerly regions, in fact warmer than anywhere else on Earth .
_It might, of course, be pointed out that there is ample evidence that Antarctica, too, had thrived in unglaciated warmth  but this transpired during those long balmy periods between ice ages.
_No part of that continent was ever free of ice during periods of glaciation.
_There was, needless to say, no south celestial polar sun shining on Antarctica.
_4. Tropical Arctic Earth's Arctic regions were originally covered with luxuriant forests, the remains of which continue to baffle paleontologists.
_In some cases the remains of more than twenty separate forest layers have been discovered stacked on top of each other .
_Trees that once grew there have been described as being akin to those growing in the present cypress swamps of Florida .
_The large size of some of the leaves discovered in this region led Leo Hickey to a conclusion that he himself believed to be impossible—that the plants in question had to have grown under constant lighting conditions—that these forests "grew under conditions of continuous light." 
_The Arctic region should therefore have teemed with life.
_Not only did that tran spire, certain species of flora and fauna have actually appeared earlier in Arctic regions th an they did in more southerly latitudes .
_In 1996, Mark Harrison announced to the world that the earliest signs of life that had so far been detected came from within the Arctic Circle .
_This announcement was so radical that it immediately came under severe attack, although Harrison has done an excellent job in rebutting the criticisms raised against the hypothesis .
_Some floral species definitely appeared first at higher latitudes during the Cretaceous, leading to various theories that were then parroted in various publications .
_Not a single theory ever proved satisfactory.
_Dinosaurs have now become quite popular.
_They thrived for millions of years, but few know that they thrived mainly in the Arctic.
_Their remains have been found in Alaska's North Slope within the Arctic Circle , and even deeper within the Circle on Bylot Island, off the north coast of Baffin Island .
_Polar dinosaurs were eventually discovered at 15 different sites .
_As usual, all kinds of theories have been proposed to account for the manner in which these beasts could have thrived within the confines of such a cold regime with more than half the year immersed in perpetual darkness .
_No viable evidence could however be mustered for any of these suggestions.
_By the turn of the century, what was considered as possibly the densest concentration of dinosaur fossils in the entire world came to light within the same Arctic Circle .
_What this means is that dinosaurs thrived best within Earth's Arctic regions and this, again, calls for an entirely different directional source of heat.
_The condition of these Arctic dinosaur remains indicate that they came to a catastrophic end.
_Some of them seem to have drowned, which led to theories involving rampant floods .
_But if these Arctic hecatombs are the most extensive in the world, it would also call for a more extreme dinosaur extinction in these very Arctic regions.
_This would also follow since, in the scenario we are here propounding, past transformations in our world's cosmic environment would have been mainly caused by dire changes involving Earth's primordial sun .Extinctions should therefore have been lesser in more southerly regions.
_And that is exactly what is found.
_Plant species in Alaska, Northern Canada, and Siberia suffered heavy losses, while those in the tropics were scarcely affected by the Cretaceous extinction .
_It was not, however, just the plants.
_The most southerly regions on Earth are Australia and Antarctica, both of which were also inhabited by dinosaurs .
_What is noteworthy is the scarcity of corresponding extinction layers in either of these localities .
_As Bill Bryson noted, "Extinctions seem to have been far less severe in the southern hemisphere than in the northern."  The sub-tropical nature of the Arctic's past climate is also evidenced by the remains of reptiles and mammals that followed the demise of the dinosaurs.
_Among the remains of other animals we come across those of crocodiles and alligators, a class of reptiles that have been constant throughout their entire evolutionary history in their limited tolerance to cold .
_There have also been found fossils of the ancestors of the horse and rhinoceros, giant lizards, land tortoises, salamanders, snakes, even flying lemurs and tapirs  —the descendants of which now live in equatorial forests—all of which testify to the warmth of the climate during the Eocene epoch.
_So, also, do the remains of palm trees and huge exotic ferns .
_What is even more telling is Oswald Heer's study of fossil Arctic flora which led to the postulate that the Arctic had served as the center of new generations of plants which then radiated to more southerly latitudes .
_And although that study was conducted in the nineteenth century, later investigations in the late 1900s only served to uphold it.
_Mary Dawson and Leo Hickey have uncovered reliable evidence that many of these warmth-loving creatures, to say nothing of the trees and vegetation they fed on, had appeared in Arctic regions millions of years before their kind appeared further south .
_5. Early Life It did not stop there.
_Further evidence of early life in Earth's north polar regions continues to be unearthed until the present.
_Microscopic fossils at Mount Slipper, north of Dawson City, close to the Yukon-Alaska border contain what has been claimed to be "the earliest traces of animal life."  This places the area at "a crucial time" in Earth's history, when primitive, unicellular forms of life began to evolve into more complex structures .
_A team of British and Canadian paleontologists have also reported the discovery of "the oldest evidence of animal locomotion" in a fossilized track of an unidentified marine creature.
_This also came from one of Earth's northern extremities in Newfoundland .
_Additional reports from a team of scientists from the United States and Canada tell of chemical traces which point to the onetime existence of a "sponge-like organism—possibly the oldest evidence of an animal ancestor ever found on earth." And this, too, comes from Earth's north polar regions in the Mackenzie Mountains close to the border between Yukon and the Northwest Territories .
_There will be those who may claim that, due to continental drift, what is now Earth's Arctic region had earlier been located farther south, which would account for the warmth-loving species now discovered way up north.
_But that is really a misconception.
_Geological fieldwork has confirmed that the present northern lands of the globe "have been located in polar latitudes for at least the last 100 million years, despite ongoing continental drift."  More than that, these polar latitudes seem to always have been much warmer than they are at present.
_Even at the dawn of the Mesozoic era, which has been dated to 250 million years ago, Earth's poles were free of ice , as they also were earlier still during the Devonian period, dated close to 400 million years ago .
_During that time, the Arctic regions were not all that much different than at present.
_In fact, give or take a little, the lands surrounding what is now the Arctic Circle have moved but little since about 200 million years ago .
_And if one wishes to split hairs, I can do just as well by pointing out that, even around the above mentioned 400 million years, the same area was still located in Earth's north polar region .
_In fact, let's face it—as it has been noted by most glaciologists, the north polar regions, together with the rest of our world, have "enjoyed uniformly warm, equable climate" for most of Earth's history .
_It is not that continents have not shifted, but as far as the north polar regions are concerned, the lands around what is now the Arctic mainly moved through a relative slight rotation about a fulcrum that was centered close to what are now the New Siberian Islands .
_In order to explain the existence of warm-loving animals in Arctic regions, even Charles Lyell was driven to suggest a previous time "in which the temperatures of winter and summer were nearly equalized." [ 59 ] Cardona: Earth's Primeval Polar Heat Vol.
_8 4 With a different, although dimmer, sun suspended permanently, and much closer, in Earth' s north celestial pole, the Arctic regions would have received perpetual light and heat with no intervening months of cold and darkness.
_Not only dinosaurs, but all creatures that had preceded and followed them on the evolutionary stage would have proliferated without the need to hibernate or migrate to other regions since there would have been no onset of cold weather.
_6. Conclusion It does not end.
_Discoveries keep coming in even as we continue to reconstruct Earth's cosmic past, including its geological history, the evolution and extinction of its past forms of life, and, needless to say, our own place in all of it.
_What we thought we knew even a few decades ago is hardly the same as what we think we now know.
_It is not simply that what we now know is more refined.
_What it has come to is that, in some cases, it is entirely different, and sometimes contrary, to what we had been sure we knew.
_The Solar System in which we all live has been supplying astrophysicists with so many conundrums that it is leaving this particular branch of science in a morass of clashing theories.
_Just as an example, meteoritic analysis has led some astronomers to propose that our System "may have been formed very quickly from the ashes of other stars."  To others, however, the Solar System "may have been born inside the remains of a single star that ran away from its family, rather than from a tight-knit clan of stars."  It is not that I personally accept either of the above two propositions, but, even so, runaway stars, like the one theorized above, have actually been detected .
_Stars, however, are not the only vagrants traveling alone through space.
_It has now become quite obvious that an "untold numbers of worlds" have turned into free floaters that wander alone through eternal darkness .
_Some of these worlds are members of dwarf star systems, more than one of which has now been discovered.
_Among the multiple exo-planets in the entourage of these dwarf systems, some have been found to be of a rocky composition very much like our own Earth .
_There is therefore nothing strange in the theoretical construct outlined above that calls for a nascent Earth traveling through space outside the realm of our present Sun.
_In fact, the chaotic order that presently exists with in the Kuiper belt has been blamed on the errant passage of an interloper by more than one proponent .
_And this, too, is in keeping with Earth's posited primordial sun which would also have had to plow through the belt for it to drop our puny world into its present inner orbit.
_An Earth suspended directly beneath such a sun, with both sharing the same axis of rotation, might be seen by some as the most thorny aspect of the proposed model.
_Much vaster linear systems known as Herbig-Haro objects are, however, quite plentiful in our galaxy.
_As Anthony Peratt, one of the foremost proponents of plasma cosmology, had reason to state, the jet-like columns associated with these objects are the very configurations "out of which planets form." 
_These evolve out of a series of plasmoids contained within the confines of these misnamed jets.
_This had earlier been proposed by the Nobel laureate Hans Alfvén who was of the belief that plasma cosmology "provides the physics for the evolution of the plasmoids into planetesimals and eventually planets" which form along the jet "like beads on a string."  It might then be pointed out that such linearly aligned worlds have yet to be discovered among the exo-planets that have recently been making scientific headlines.
_This, however, is due to the fact that such configurations do not involve the main effects through which equatorially orbiting planets are usually detected.
_Without such planets transiting across the face of their host stars, no Doppler effects, or stellar wobbles, can take place.
_Neither will such planets cause the temporary, even if slight, dimming of their host' radiating light.
_Other th an that, such planets would be too small to be visibly resolved.
_There is little doubt, however, that the future will provide other means by which such discoveries will be able to be made.
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