A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2018 Sep 22, 13:40 -0700
Bill B, you wrote:
"You may be overreacting Frank."
This is possible. :)
And you added:
"Sol expends a lot of energy moving south at that clip, and begins to become fatigued, eventual slowing down to almost a standstill to rest. Fearing the worst, during the rest many northern hemisphere cultures have developed rituals around December 20 to cheer it up and refresh it, hoping the adulation will cause it to travel north towards its admirers with some increasing vigor."
You mean Santa Claus. I don't believe in superstition! There is no Father Christmas, no Santa Claus, and nothing will stop the Sun's march to the coordinate singularity! Doooom.... DooooooOOOOM!
Michael Bradley, you wrote:
"Round here we have an arrangement where we meet together towards the end of the year and drink a good quantity of whisky. Perhaps on the rocks. That system has never failed to haul the sun back north in any previous year."
I don't believe in this so-called "whisky" you speak of. It is a superstition! Another Santa Claus!! A fantasy created by the powers that be to keep the masses calm while the planet freezes solid (did I mention "Doom"?).