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"It's only words ... unless they're true."

David Mamet

 

"No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to."

Seneca

 

 

I)

 

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch? with a multi-purpose corkscrew and bottle opener?

Some days we're all in the same boat, ready to float off the edge of the world, the flat old world.

Have you been to Ecuador?

Beautiful when the sun is shining. One of the blessed countries where the sun is.

 

"Hail, oh, fatherland, a thousand times! Oh, fatherland, glory to you! 
By now your chest is brimming
With joy and peace ...
 
And your radiant forehead
We look at it more than the sun
From the skies a voice cried out" 
 

And have you seen the Earth rotate?

... or what a Foucault pendulum at the equator will do, compared with the one at the UN, in Manhattan, or one at the North Pole? 

No?

Well, let me tell you for a secret of science that when one is at the equator, the so-called fixed plane of cosmic oscillation is a little more fixed, and swings back and forth, back and forth, without the gradual sideways rotation that it has in other locations.

Following the theory of Foucault's sine law, the single plane in which it remains at the equator is unique; and that way it also has been soft sold to the public as a peculiar sort of phenomena, there at the equator, that would represent some form of division by 0 ... and, therefore, the "infinite", for the range of an infinitesimal ... if it were possible: yes, according to Foucault's sine law.(1) That way in Ecuador, it has even been described as a warm setting that could be fit for some actualization of "infinity" ... the infinite fixed plane of perpetual horizontal motion, and heliocentric babillage, along the equator and then around the Earth.

 

So they say, "he that is giddy thinks the world turns round". Therefore, the world of imagination may seem boundless, and for fools too, but even genius has its limits. Talk sense to a fool and be called foolish.

"Aujourd'hui ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'être dit, on le chante". Nowadays what isn't worth saying is sung; and Flaubert wrote of "giddy airs" too, and so forth; and that there were two infinities he discovered in life that confused him. He figured one was in his soul, and another was around him, but he forgot about the tinkered Foucault pendulum in Quito.

Could it be there was a third demonstration of infinity that he missed, and not far from the taco stand? Years from now perhaps the world-of-who will see. Since it should not be difficult to see the picture when inside the frame, the scientific community should not be discouraged.

Let the investigation continue, and lift up the heart, if not the Camembert cheese. "People love escapism and there should be a place for it", yet Foucault's pendulum is a mathematical fallacy, of a faulty theory, with a contraption that is an absurdist hoax, that would not have been complete so far without its appropriate academico establishment backing. A quiet chorus of praise has followed it, like low volume "Chopsticks" in the piano. One could even say that the strange thing has "tenure". And for all that, it has helped along the way to have its secret formula equation, of course, which someone once objected is almost a little bit cheap, even strange, like an afternoon at Hooter's: where they say things like, "tacky yet unrefined," and, "what are you looking at"? And "are you stoned or just stupid"?

"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment," and Silenus, who acquired arcane knowledge and could predict the future, and boozed very much for enjoyment, said "stupid is as stupid does". 

It's hard to look both ways without eyes in the back of your head, and "hey, baby", here she comes, the garden world of Sophia, with buttons on boobs and sunny beaches, with sugar white sands, to marvel, and a little basket of chicken wings.

 

Foucault's sine of theta law would be a similar one, as simplicity would conceal itself within nature, and escape like an octopus, at times; but it still is without any clear explanation for why it supposedly works. It adds a thin veneer of trigonometry to the presentation, a nice layer of foam, like hops and beer, and would sound authoritative, having an academic propaganda effect; but, in point of fact, it only is a clever ruse and smoke.

Since the secularist and materialist theory of heliocentrism has absolutely no scientific proof whatsoever, other than the Foucault pendulum, and the Foucault pendulum is a hoax, and every test to show for any motion of the Earth has failed, it only adds to the overall circle of fallacy. Yet, "this way with the sine law", Foucault must have thought, "it will help to put a little bit of theoretical trigonometric hoaxem to the game," or something.

 

And so on, nevertheless ... "who naught suspects is easily deceived."(2)

 

Where theta is the latitude, and sin is the sine function, and T is the time required for the pendulum to complete a circle all the way around, the equation goes T = 24/sin(theta). 

 

Theta, theta the birdie sings, and the formula also is a fine excuse to review some first principles of trigonometry.

 

For instance, since at the equator the latitude is 0, and sin(0) = 0, and T = 24/sin(0) = 24/0 = 0, the delusional mob of heliocentrics say that the pendulum’s plane of oscillation at the equator, correctly to them, does not change with the sideways rotation, as at other latitudes, but remains in a fixed plane, like a grandfather clock: that way representing “infinity” ... as an infinitesimal division by 0 would, if it were possible. But division by 0 does not honestly represent any infinitesimal, or infinity by the beak, and neither does Foucault's pendulum represent any legitimate motion of the Earth.

 

Such a ride under peculiar influence should stop and look both ways before it goes off the cliffs. There may be more accidents and conjectural emabarrassments that follow a bad theory than a scientist could allow himself to admit, without going insane. As that and such things of counter-intuitive ignominy may be, no worries, however, since heliocentrism tends naturally to confusion and doublespeak anyway, and should not be taken for more than obfuscation of cartoons, or too many beers on the wall. This is how it and the thing overall and the phenomenon is for the are, from the one to the many, around the little globe: a big yellow bus, or the short one, with feathered wings --- all in the mind or on the drawing board.

Sketch papers flutter from the wind not "gravity", of course, and as one goes away from the equator, it is said that the pendulums will gradually circle around in a so-called "fixed plane" of oscillation; yet all together the circles are traced in different directions at once, across many different locations, in contradiction of common theory: either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on the hemisphere, and at different rates as well, depending on the latitude. 

 

They were supposedly invented as an easy-to-see experiment for demonstrating in a clear and simple way the rotation of the Earth in space, so how ironic that Foucault's pendulum ends up proving the opposite case: that the Earth is not in motion in space at all and the sun, the moon, and the stars, therefore, are all orbiting it.

 

Even for science, or a well of hypnosis, conditions of absolute reality may be difficult if not impossible to face, but the pendulum's so-called fixed plane of oscillation is not fixed, of course. If with the mind’s eye, a visitor or clerk of the market could see all of these pendulums at once, then he would see that they are all going at different speeds ... and in different directions ... at the same time, according to place. Based on the latitudes of the locations, the theory fails, as they all go around and around at different speeds and in different directions simultaneously. There simply is no fixed plane of oscillation in any of that. Rather they are all whithers and to and fro every moment around the world, like a bad sign that keeps falling down; and like heliocentrism itself, with these pendulums, it is mathematical distortion all over.

 

For example, in Caracas, Venezuela, at 10"30 N, the one at the Simon Bolivar Library at the University of Caracas, north of the Equator, goes around clockwise in almost 138 hours. On the other side of the Equator in Pretoria, South Africa, at 25"44'46 S, the one at the Chemistry Department of the University of Pretoria goes around counter- clockwise in around 55 hours and 45 minutes; and if there is one set up for display in Buenos Aires, at 34"36'12 S, it should go around a full circle counter-clockwise in about 42 hours. At Paris on the Seine, at 48"51'24 N, one goes around clockwise, in the opposite direction to Buenos Aires and Pretoria, in close to 32 hours; and in New York, at 40"47'25N, the one at the Judeo-Masonic UN Compound of Manhattan goes around clockwise in about 37 hours.

 

If someone should go to the far North Pole, and set up one there, to test the theory, one would supposedly circle around clockwise in twenty-four hours, on the nose. At the other end of the Earth, at the South Pole, it would supposedly circle around counter-clockwise in twenty-four hours, on the nose there too. It should become obvious by the confusion that the contrary patterns simply do not demonstrate any fixed plane of oscillation or verify the recondite motion of the Earth at all.

 

All the while, like a morose piece of Hegelian dialectics, Foucault's pendulum is driven, damped, and tuned --- and comes equipped with a little hidden gyroscope. How small and diversely gyroscopes can be made and used would be for another discussion; but there would seem to be at least one of them that is hidden away in Foucault's pendulum, and most probably stuck away inside the bob.(3)

 

There must be a little prize hidden inside the bag. If digression should be allowed, the intellectual method of Hegelian dialectics has been important for the modernist world, obviously, and may run parallel with a fair reinterpretation of Foucault's pendulum. Although many philosophers have contributed to the development of dialectics and the modern outlook, Hegel(1770-1831) has been uniquely influential in this regard. Hegel's historicist and idealist account of reality would become a seminal precursor of Continental philosophy, and even provide background for the old monkey barrel of Marxism, since in the mid-nineteenth century the Hegelian concept of dialectics was strategically appropriated by Marx and Engels themselves, where the relativistic theme of triangulation upon triangulations became a crucial notion in their system of "dialectical materialism" and communist praxis.

 

Something wicked as a thin spook from secret society talk shop this way comes, with weird shoes and science, saying from a shadow, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce". 

 

Almost seventeen years after Hegel passed away the Communist Manifesto was published, February 21, 1848. In those days of '48, Ecuador already was under the guidance of a revolutionary Republican Masonic government, and the European socialist Revolutions of that year would begin only two days later on February 23, in France, and would last until early 1849. The year 1848 remains the most widespread revolutionary wave in European history. There has not been another one like it in the details since. Over 50 countries were affected, and the revolutionary currents of left wing agit prop '48 spread like an infectious disease to most parts of Europe and Latin America.

 

The "February Revolution" in France, for instance, was sparked by the suppression of the campagne des banquets, and it ended the constitutional monarchy of Louis-Philippe, leading to the creation of the French Second Republic. This government was headed by Louis-Napoleon, a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, who won the French Presidential election of the Second Republic on December 10, 1848. The Second Republic lasted until December 2, 1851, when Louis-Napoleon staged a successful coup d'etat and dissolved the National Assembly. In January 1852, by Presidential fiat, he established the Second French Judeo-Masonic Empire with himself as Emperor, of course.

 

The mob is a treasure of tyrants. Comme le ver de terre tourne a la bonne heure. As the worm turns in good time, and every system is organized according to its own idea.

"Systems seem, like certain worms, to be formed by a kind of generatio aequivoca --- by the mere confluence of conceptions, and to gain completeness only with progress of time."(4)

 

During those days the first Foucault pendulum experiment was showcased to the public at Meridian Hall, in the Paris Observatory, on February 3, 1851. A peculiar yet somewhat eventful demonstration of intellect, underwritten by the Judeo-Masonic government, the pendulums would become a sort of popular craze. With publicity from the liberal establishment, there was developed an eggheaded enthusiasm around them, because they supposedly added a new fixture of propaganda in favor of the doctrines of "scientific" materialism. It was part of the "scientific" materialist and socialist climate after the communist wave of revolutions of 1848, that followed in their course after the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

 

 

For the first demonstrations decorative advertisements were circulated, inviting people "to come to see the Earth turn."(5) Despite the inherent faultiness of the concepts involved in the pendulum's desideratum, the show would go on to become a somewhat popular success.

 

 

After the first exhibition in February at Meridian Hall was dubbed a winner ("winner winner, chicken dinner" Charlie Sheen of California TV would say) a second one followed at the "Pantheon" in Paris in late March. It would be an even more impressive demonstration, since it would be the largest and heaviest pendulum the world had seen up to that time; and, of course, for credibility and the white coat bona fides, it was a project with due scientific and cultural endorsement from the liberal Judeo-Masonic government of the Second Republic, and its media, et cetera.

 

 

In the daily publication "Le National" on March 26, 1851, they were writing excitedly, "Have you seen the Earth go round? Would you like to see it rotate? Go to the Pantheon on Thursday, and, until further notice, every following Thursday, from ten a.m. until noon. The remarkable experiment devised by M. Leon Foucault is carried out there, in the presence of the public, under the finest conditions in the world. And the pendulum that is suspended by ... expert hand from Soufflot's dome clearly reveals to all eyes the movement of rotation of the Earth."(6)

 

Soufflot's dome of the Pantheon was the highest famous dome in all of Paris, in what formerly had been the Basilica of St. Genevieve, a large and historic Roman Catholic Church. For the occasion, Foucault had made a pendulum 67 meters long with a large brass bob of 28 kilograms.

 

Describing his famous pendulum experiment, Foucault wrote, "the phenomenon develops calmly, but it is inevitable, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it form and grow steadily; and it is not in one's power to either hasten it or slow it down. Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space."(7)

 

 

 

II)

 

 

One of these tricky old pendulums requires care to manage, because imprecise construction can cause additional or retarded veering. If there is deficient animation, it will dampen the oscillation too much, so a "little electromagnetic drive" or "other" is incorporated to keep the bob swinging along in its unique patterns of swing --- and some will be restarted regularly.(8) They typically have special rigging hidden away at the top that helps them to sway a certain way.

As Marshall Hall described the one at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, at the very top of the pendulum, next to the cable mounting, there is a small motorized pin that always stays horizontally opposed to the cable. This pin rotates very slowly (also as it depends on latitude), so as to always ensure the pendulum’s reliability, according to Foucault's law of theta, when hitting the little radial teeth below, once every hour, as it swings back and forth; and the pendulum is cranked and triggered up every morning by the caretaker or the monkey and the engineer.

The pivot mounting at the top permits the bob to waggle slowly over the cumulative degrees. There is a little ring through which the cable descends that determines the arc of the bob’s gradual swinging motions. The cable through the ring will become visibly off-centered at times, and will be pulled back to another edge as needed, renewing a full swing, when the pendulum appears to be running down.

After being reset, the cable holding the bob can be seen to twist and jerk. Viewed up close, the bob can be seen to twist one way and then the other, almost like it has been wound up like a little swing on a playground and then let go. The little noticeable off-center positions of the cable, through the arc-controlling ring, are a feature which helps give momentum and bias in the direction of the slowly curving oscillations.(9)

They may vary in some details of design, but, nevertheless, they are all driven, damped, and tuned. If they are not tweaked, the bob tends to lose its pattern, and it becomes difficult to see the precession. Thus Foucault pendulums are not truly free-swinging pendulums. They are damped, constrained, and charged up as needed per contrivance machinatio. Unlike other pendulums that anchor the weight in one plane, a Foucault pendulum allows the anchor to rotate. The pivot mounting at the top, at the suspension point, lets the weight swing in any of an infinite series of vertical planes, so the plane of the pendulum will rotate around a full circle over a given period of time.

To imagine that this is how science would like to prove that the Earth revolves is laughable; and one funny thing about all these demonstrations is that no one anywhere actually ever sees the Earth moving by watching the pendulum, of course. People could laugh and think that this must be a joke. Watching a Foucault pendulum all day to tell that the Earth spins is like studying a turtle to learn how birds fly. Like the turtle, the Earth is not flying, certainly, but the Foucault pendulum is, sort of.

 

 

There are many of them around the world, and people can watch any one of them all day, and they will never see the Earth turn. Rather they will only see the pendulum move, yet modernist scientific materialism and the Grand Orient Freemasonic Lodge of France have been willing to rest the case for a moving Earth on these pendulums since 1851, and they do not want to stop the embarrassment now.

 

They are as far along with the program as CNN, CBS and "60 Minutes". With scientific materialism has come great elevation and social position, broadcast like E = MC^2. They have grown big in the advantage of the position, invested in the "space age" news that comes with it. And more than anything else from the bag of abstract theories of Einstein or Newton, these pendulums are the only signs they would have to show for any proof of the ridiculous notion that the Earth orbits the Sun.

 

However, as much as television, they may have an hypnotic effect, hypnotizing the public like a giant pocket watch, with aethereal invocations intoned over a naive ruminating flock, "O immanis pecoris, O custos immanior ipse … O immanis pecoris, O custos immanior ipse": of a monstrous flock, the more monstrous guardian.

 

"Deinde illorum membra novus solvit torpor et somno se traduntur"(10), then a strange numbness slackens their limbs, and they are surrendered to sleep. "O immanis pecoris, O custos immanior ipse".... of a dirty flock, dirtier shepherds, and sleepy, soon getting sleepy.

 

"Et bene dormit qui non sentit quam male dormiat". And he sleeps well who does not realize how badly he sleeps.

 

A question of bias really, yet laws help those who are awake, not those who are asleep: "vigilantibus, non dormientibus, iura subveniunt". While the Foucault pendulum has been introduced with important support, with only the most impeccable, practical, and scientific principles in mind, supposedly, of course, these pendulums are an absurd deception and make an ironic proof in cosmology for an Earth that is evidently immobile. They not only entertain, they offer a convincing case for the stationary Earth of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe, Francis Bacon, Giovanni Riccioli and the Church and the Bible.

 

Having been put forward as electromagnetically and mechanically neutral devices, with no hidden devices or tricks up the sleeves, the electromagnet under the pendulum is supposedly there only to counteract friction of the air. Interestingly, the same man, M. Leon Foucault, who invented the famous pendulum with its mysterious gyroscopic affects that would somehow show how that the earth could be spinning, also invented the gyroscope in the same year.

 

So it seems reasonable to assume, since it is an old fool's hoax anyway (that the earth moves to orbit the sun), that he must have put a little gyroscope setting hidden away inside the bob. It would appear that something like that is involved in the trick, tucked away in the design.

 

At times the bobbing triangulations of the political, social, and religious atmosphere are more subtle yet dense with manipulation, machination, and peculiar symbolism than many people may imagine. There is even a peculiar sign like the immobile Earth, like a billboard everywhere, that at times may be difficult to ignore except to ignore.

The Pantheon of Paris, for example, where Foucault's pendulum began its odd career, is located on Mont St. Genevieve, a wide hill area overlooking all of Paris. The historic place was named after St. Genevieve, one of the patron saints of France, who as a young shepherd girl helped organize and inspire the Parisians of her day to stand fast against Attila the Hun's armies, when the Huns had been conducting deadly raids of plunder all around them, devastating Gaul, and preparing final attacks against the city in 451 AD. Only a little while before, Nicasius the Bishop of Rheims had been slaughtered at the altar of his church and the city ruthlessly sacked by the barbarians. When news came that Attila's horde was riding en route on the horizon, specifically for Paris, the people began to evacuate at once, almost in a panic from the vision of their doom; but St. Genevieve persuaded them to defend the city instead, and prevent the dreadful scourge of Attila's horde with penance, prayer, and readiness for battle. Events verified her counsel when Attila changed his plans and broke camp, abandoning the walls and siege of the fortified city.

 

In 502 AD, King Clovis and Queen Clotilde had directed that a special chapel dedicated to the Holy Apostles be built on the hill where St. Genevieve had had the habit of praying, as she often followed a path commemorated later by the name Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Genevieve. The life of St. Genevieve had been one of great austerity, constant prayer, and works of Christian charity. She was a consecrated virgin and pious ascetic from her youth, and in 512 AD, when she passed away, the people buried her on top of the little mountain where later the chapel would be that would become Mont St. Genevieve. Her feast day is celebrated January 3.

When the chapel had been built up through the years into a larger Church and Abbey, it was rededicated in her name, as she was one of the three prinicpal patron saints of France, honored and belovèd at a national and religious level along with King Louis IX and Joan of Arc. It had been supporting a monastery and Catholic school, but in the wake of the Freemasonic Revolution of 1789 the buildings were taken over by the atheistic state, and the main Church was quickly converted into a secular mausoleum. In 1790 the Revolutionary Assembly declared all religious vows void and evicted all residents of the monasteries. There were thirty-nine Augustinian canons at St. Genevieve's who were peremptorily thrown out. In 1791 the property was taken over by the National Constituent Assembly, and it was renamed the Panthéon, and altered to be a burial place for distinguished and scientific Frenchmen like Voltaire and Rousseau. This was the end of the abbey and school that became the Panthéon, under the secularist domain of the revolution; and to add revolutionary insult and blasphemy to common injury of the saints, the relics of St Genevieve were taken out and publicly burnt at the Place de Grève in 1793.

 

 

It was all part of an historic change, and fifty-eight years later, as the Panthéon, it would be used as the appointed site to host demonstrations to the world of Foucault's pendulatorious and stupendous hoaxem. So when the insane thing was showcased there, to a naive and manipulated public, obviously it was also a weighted propaganda exercise for secularism, liberalism, and scientific materialism against tradition and the Church. It was a sign of the political and social powers of revolutionary France that were ascendant.

 

Soufflot's Dome, in an historic Church building like St. Genevieve's, that had been secularized by the revolutionary and atheistic powers of the state, would be a place of special tactics to stick a finger from weird science into the eye of old Aristotle, and the authoritative Bibilical view of a stationary Earth at rest at the center of the cosmos, and a creation that was brought into existence for the benefit of mankind. "For the average person, all problems date to World War II; for the more informed, to World War I; for the genuine historian, to the French Revolution,"(11) and there is no reason to forget about Foucault, Louis Napoleon, and 1848 to 1851.

 

 

III)

 

Billed as an ingenious experiment, in which Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton would be vindicated by this brilliant example of new science, the Foucault pendulum's putative proof of rotation of the Earth actually is ridiculous. But nevertheless, from within its sphere, it would be propelled onto the world stage from the Panthéon, like a little municipal god of mechanistic atheism. The third series of well publicized exhibitions in 1851 followed in the ancient cathedral city of Reims, where for many years France's kings had been crowned.

Reims was an ancient city with deep religious and patriotic significance for France, and all of Christian Europe. As early as 250 AD, pagans there had been converted to Christianity in the old Roman city, and a Church had been built by the year 400. It was in Reims that St. Remigius had baptized King Clovis, after his conversion following the Franks' victory against the Alamanni at the Battle of Tolbiac in 496.

Clovis and his army had been about to lose the battle, in a desperate situation, when he prayed aloud to the God of Christianity, looking up to clouds and sky for help, willing to make a deal: in such urgency, that if he should win the battle by some divine aid, he would convert. As if by the mysterious hand of a higher power, who was answering his prayer, things miraculously turned around, and the Franks held on against the surging enemy, and regrouped and routed the Alamanni. Clovis was convinced that it had been through special intervention of a higher power, and afterward was baptized into the Catholic faith in a public ceremony for all the people to see. A paving stone in the cathedral nave commemorates the historic sacrament, with the inscription, "ICI SAINT REMI BAPTISA CLOVIS ROI DES FRANCS".

In 1211, a magnificent cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art and architecture, with over 2,500 statues, was completed on the site of the ancient church, and in this place of worship, and cultural and religious patrimony, 25 French kings would be crowned. Thus Reims would become a center for royal coronations for many years, since the nation of the state wanted to link its solemn customs with their Christian heritage. A Foucault pendulum set up in the Cathedral of Reims, then, could be interpreted as a sort of Republican or communist spectacle to further undermine the teaching authority of the Church, and change the people's traditional worldview and faith, et cetera.

Following the ones in Reims, other exhibitions were carried out for the public at the Cathedral in Rennes, Brittany, and many more followed. In 1851 there were also demonstrations at the Radcliffe Library at Oxford; ones at Geneva, Switzerland; Dublin, Ireland; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Colombo, Ceylon; and three more in the U.K. at Bristol, then the York Cathedral, and then in London, and enthusiastic promotions of it were also made in New York City. And very telling, not least, the last public presentations of Foucault's pendulum that year took place in Rome at the Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius in Vatican City.

Carried out under the high dome of the baroque church building, this final step for Foucault's pendulum in the year 1851 was an important publicity stunt of "scientific" materialism, since it was arranged in what had been up until then a bastion of anti-Copernicanism. This performance would signal again the major objectives of communist revolution in tune with heliocentrism, and something as stupid as the Foucault pendulum over the long term: successful inversion of a fundamental change in the worldview and attitudes of the common people, the Church, and of societal institutions at large. Family, kin, community, nation, religion, academia, business, media and government would tend more towards the modernist programs of liberalism, socialism, communism, secular humanism, and scientific materialism, and the cosmological theory that the Earth does not have a fixed place or unique significance in space, but rather it rotates and orbits the sun, and is within the order of an insignificant pebble or the oddity of a lost rock.

In the following decades, Foucault pendulums remained somewhat popular, but over time they fell away from their first fame. Most people are not that interested in that kind of thing. They naturally became a little marginal, but in 1902 a well publicized replay of the initial run of experiments was done again at the Panthéon of Paris.

Foucault himself had passed away in 1868, and the well-known astronomer Camille Flammarion presided the commemorative gathering. Giving homage with a retrospective tribute to Foucault, before the bob was set loose, he said, "the most magnificent lesson in popular astronomy ever given to the public was surely the memorable experiment conducted at this very place half a century ago by Leon Foucault. It was a practical, evident, and majestic demonstration of the movement of rotation of our globe and a grammatical affirmation of the title "planet", or "moving star," to the world in which we live."(12)

After the Minister of Public Instruction, M. Chaumie,  lit a great match  to kindle the thread holding the pendulum's bob to the side, Flammarion further declared with some enthusiasm, as the pendulum swung away in front of the audience, "the image of Galileo has just passed before our eyes."(13)

Recalling the social, political, and religious controversies of heliocentrism and "scientific" materialism through the years, he continued to say for the audience that "the docrtine of the Earth's movement has changed philosophy as a whole. It is the greatest moral and ethical revolution in the history of mankind."(14)

Thus, in attempting to give heliocentrism the only theoretical and physical proof that it has had even down to today, Foucault's pendulum is a mysterious and revolutionary image of propaganda, for a supposed triumph of science, in regard to the theories of Copernicus. Supposedly a step forward in the progress of scientific knowledge against ignorance, it is still presented with a straight face as offering definitive proof of the rotation of the Earth, by having discovered its unique and cosmic “fixed plane” of oscillation.

In its strange way of preferment, it won its odd approval in the modern scientifc community. Foucault pendulums have spread everywhere like an ignorant curse from Babylon, and with enough abstraction, ceremony, and publicity say-so to make them “centerpieces in some of the most influential places in the world.”(15) Many popular museums and universities house working replicas, and wherever they go, they have been set up like altars of absurdity, with elegant marble railings or mahogany balustrades, and floor stars, and so forth.

 

One of the largest and most impressive ones was put up by the Bolsheviks at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Leningrad on April 12, 1931, in the presence of over seven thousand viewers. Like St. Genevieve's in Paris eighty years before, the former cathedral had been turned by the soviets into the "Antireligious Museum" in 1930, and was one of the main centers of atheistic propaganda in the USSR.

They have mesmerized and fooled unthinking millions. One year after the first secretive Bilderberger meetings in the Netherlands, the liberal government of Holland donated the UN’s own Foucault pendulum for the great entrance hall at the General Assembly building in New York. The UN was founded in 1945, the first Bilderdberger meetings were in 1954, and the Netherlands made its historic donation in 1955.

 

At times it has been a prominent feature there, an angel heart tracing Foucault’s signature rose curve within a circle, through the course of the hours, to show naive onlookers the supposed rotational spin of the Earth. At 75 feet long, with a 200 pound gold-plated sphere, partially filled with copper, suspended at the end of a stainless steel wire, it is supposed to be fine and impressive proof of the Earth’s movement in space down through the ages, and as it supposedly continues today, but it does not really make good sense.

For all the nonsense, Foucault's pendulum is driven, damped, and tuned and equipped with a little hidden gyroscope. If at the equator its so-called fixed plane of cosmic oscillation swings back and forth, without any of the gradual sideways rotations as in other locations, it is because, in fact, that has been the adjustment for it there. Almost like Libor (the London Interbank Offered Rate), it is jimmy-rigged by an occult hand and has property adjustments as needed, according to an internal panel of manipulation. It follows the theory and befuddlement of Foucault's sine law, because it is an elaborate ruse. 

 

Wherever it goes, Foucault’s pendulum and its sine of theta law are ridiculous, especially in Quito, Ecuador and along the whole equator. As George Berkeley correctly pointed out in “The Analyst”, division by zero is not an infinitesimal sign of infinity. It is completely undefined and has zero value. Division by zero has no meaning, it is nothing more than zero, since there is no number which multiplied by zero gives any value other than zero. Therefore, at the equator, they should just cut the cable or admit that it has all been only in some mischievous "New World Order" fun, and the sun orbits the earth ... and sorry for the damages and things arising from multivarious confusion.

If there could be any doubt, when it comes to division or multipilcation by zero, put the zero first to see what it really does. It does nothing. Nothing generates nothing There is no number that is multplied by zero that gives any value other than zero, therefore, division by zero is as meaningless, and so is Foucault's pendulum at the equator ... other than as a "scientific" materialist hoax and gateway drug into heliocentrism.

What a long strange trip it has been, as NASA continues to make fake trips to Pluto and Mars at the cost of billions upon billions of dollars, and the stuff inside the bag is smokey bad. If it is mathematically meaningless at the equator, and obtuse in terms of establishing any rotation of the Earth, then it is meaningless in those terms everywhere else, also on Pluto and Mars. A mathematical sign of absurdity like that, for irony's sake, would be universal.

From the North pole to the South pole, if it is not cranked up, driven, damped, and tuned in the first place, it eventually will come to rest, and remain at rest, as the earth is always at rest before it, under the influence of natural "gravity", simile gaudet simili, not the Newtonian inverse squared. Newton’s first law, “ … of uniform motion in a right line” is not correct, since all things loosed across the Earth tend to come to rest on the Earth, as the Earth is always at rest before them. But instead, heliocentric creditors of Newton and Foucault will claim the pendulum does remain in a greater "fixed-plane of cosmic oscillation along the Equator", not only as a joke, but as an infinitesimal sign of infinity, indicative of the theoretical infinite horizontal plane of Galileo and Newton.

By the strange lights of the Mendacitron*, then, and Foucault’s sine of theta law, by stepping carefully between grades in latitude, and in different directions within the two hemispheres, North and South,  if people can believe it, T = 24/sin(theta/latitude) --- and the Earth is flying around in space, at many different speeds at once, to orbit the Sun.

(*mendacitron: a modernist, scientific materialist, liar's magic box. The Mendacitron would be the big one that has government education funding and is connected to a big switchboard.)

 

IV)

 

If one clown from the Consensus Gentium Colloquium said to another, "let's go to the UN to watch the Foucault pendulum, so we can see the Earth rotate", and the other asked, "how does it do that"?

The first could explain that "it goes about delineating a fixed-plane of cosmic oscillation, as it goes curving around slowly in circles."

"Fantastic by zooks", the second clown says, and asks again, "how does it do that? How can it find a fixed-plane of oscillation, since the Earth everywhere is moving anyway ... and no one can ever recognize any of that rotation and velocity in the first place"?

The pendulum would have to be suspended from a manifestly fixed-point for it to be valid proof of a valid fixed-plane of oscillation. How would Foucault’s pendulum find a fixed-point of suspension, of absolute rest, on a moving Earth anyway, to detect the cosmic alignment of the so-called fixed-plane of oscillation? If the Earth were really moving in the first place, it is not logically possible, since it is attached from the ceiling of a building evidently connected to the walls and to the floor, and all of that is inescapably bound to the Earth, which is supposedly wheeling around like a bowling ball through the years.

"Ubi deest hoc orbis", where this circle ends, mind by floating like an incoherent cloud, non compos mentis sunt: and we must make separation between reason and unreason, between unstoned and stoned, for it is by a gradual shifting in the plane of the swing of the pendulum that people are to believe that they have seen the earth turn.

It is sad that rubes and many otherwise innocent minded people are expected to follow it and then believe that the Earth is moving and orbiting the Sun, when all they can discover --- again and again --- is that it is the pendulum bob, in fact, that is moving around and around, not the Earth.

Sunset fading like trances of air, like some dysphoric parting of old aquaintances, who were once better friends, oddly enough, even Catholic Church scholars and authorities have caved in to this ridiculous, deceptive, and perhaps mildly psychotic contraption.

For example, in 1911, a Jesuit priest J.G. Hagen wrote a major treatise published by the Vatican called "The Rotation of the Earth: Its Mechanical Proofs Ancient and New." In this book, Hagen naively described in detail the Foucault pendulum experiments and credulously explained Foucault's "sine law" and "how it works", giving credence to the basic heresy of heliocentrism and the unreal and completely undetectable details of the "unaccelerated" rotation of the Earth. Hagen's writing made it clear that it was his opinion that Foucault's experimental and theoretical proof was finally convincing.

Even the Vatican II modernist Pope John Paul II made official and bowing apologies to Galileo and the liberal major media, scraping about for publicity's sake, in October, 1992, over the old, inane, and unscientific heresy of heliocentrism, which has always been against the unanimous opinion of the Doctors of the Church, and contrary to scripture and common sense and all scientific observations. Heliocentrism even down to today has not even a thread of validity from scientific evidence in its favor.

If the Earth were moving according to heliocentrism, wherever the show went, the Earth itself would take the pivot mounting, the suspension point from where the pendulum is hooked, and the whole thing and the building, the people, the great and the unwashed and Godzilla along with it. No matter what brand of universal swivel joint it would be suspended from, the Earth around it, already, is supposedly moving at tremendous astronomical velocities wherever it goes. If the pendulum is constantly swinging in the same fixed-plane, while the Earth beneath it and the roof above it rotate, what force could be holding the plane of oscillation in place? If the plane of the pendulum’s swing were really fixed, with respect to what could it be fixed, since everything else around it and to which it has been connected is moving, according to heliocentrism and Einstein?

There would be nothing authentically stationary involved in its placement effects, since all is relative, so to what absolutely fixed yet overlooked point could it be connected?

The answer must be a cartoon mystery --- yet all animation contradicts heliocentrism anyway, and even cartoons like Space Ghost do not have the Earth moving. "Mix a little mystery with everything, and the very mystery arouses veneration. Cautious silence is the holy of holies of worldly wisdom, and you imitate the Divine way when you cause men to wonder and watch."(16)

 

Fabulous, yet the pendulum is not connected to any of the celestial spheres, from that of the Moon to the furthest planets and stars. Its only connection is on Earth, which is supposedly flying through space; yet somehow the Foucault pendulum, wherever it goes, has discovered a mysteriously fixed-point, which is stationary with respect to the rest of the universe ... by some ineffable power.

How could it have made such a unique connection, since it is not stationary with respect to the General Assembly of the UN, or to the Earth and the Heavens? What kind of fixed-point could that be? This could be something powerfully contradictory and preternatural or supernatural at work, and Foucault the old cock found it with a little magnetized gyroscope setting and some steel cable and a heavy pendulum bob that is obviously driven, damped, and tuned?

To justify his crazy discovery, Foucault used Isaac Newton’s somewhat faulty heliocentric concept of "absolute space". Foucault would write that the plane of swing of the pendulum was actually, “fixed in absolute space”, as he put it, “while we and the planet rotated right under it.” Foucault wrote that “the plane of oscillation of the pendulum is not a material object. It does not belong to the support, or to the table, or to the circle. It belongs to space --- to absolute space.”(17)

However, this is not scientific and not true by any fashion, since the simple fact is that it is a material object and a material force, and space that is traceable by objects is not "absolute", except in terms of local identity. For space traced by objects to be "absolute", in the sense characterized of Newtonian terms, where "absolute" does not mean the limit of simple and actual concurrence, it would need to be infinite; but the space marked by objects is not infinite, of course. Since the world of physics is qualified by extension and divisibilty, it is not possible that natural space delineated by objects is infinite. When considered absolutely, the notion of infinity always proves that that which is absolutely infinite cannot be excelled; and, therefore, that that which would be called infinite cannot be rendered in a set distribution, or any series of many parts, no matter how many.

Newton himself described "absolute space" as immovable. "Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to anything external, remains always similar and immovable."(18) The Foucault pendulum clearly then is not any part of absolute space.

In his day from the Middle Ages, Scotus figured rightly that “any perfection that can exist in numerically different things is more perfect if it exist in several than if it exist merely in one. Therefore, what is absolutely infinite cannot be found in several numerically different things," since, as he correctly observed, "that which is absolutely infinite cannot be excelled".(19)

Beyond any perfection or resilience gathered among numbers, that would become greater as the numbers increase, a perfection that is infinite is forever, and beyond all numbers, and simply cannot be numbered or increased. Something like what the Foucault pendulum would pretend to capture cannot be found by any number of oscillations, because "absolute space", if it exists in the sense of indivisibility, would be like absolute infinity, and could not be fathomed by parts or parallel, even with as much innumerability as would be possible.

An innumerability of great quantities, μεγάλος ποσότητες, great amounts at the greatest and greatest, would represent only a so-called "limit" of inifinity".

The matrix of space known to natural science is a composite continuum, a continuous distribution set by circles of circles, and spheres upon spheres, that contain various divisibilities that are heterogeneous and anisotropic. It is not "absolute" in the misappropriated Newtonian sense of "infinite".

A foolish thing to believe "that the plane of oscillation of the pendulum is not a material object", as Foucault wrote, and that "it does not belong to the support, or to the table, or to the circle", and that rather "it belongs to space --- to absolute space".(20) It certainly does belong to the support, and to the table, and to the structure of the circle where it is, and to the Earth, and to its natural space, which is not absolute but a congregation of parts in elements. Even the whole world is too narrow a bridge for Foucault to cross and set up shop, since the idea does not fit the scene. 

 

"Haec aequatio ne credite, quidquid commixtio est", do not believe this contraption, whatever mixture it is. "Aliquis latet error", some trick lies hidden, for sure. "What more than madness has possessed your brains? Trust not Greeks and Freemasons bringing strange gifts like this. Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes."(21)

 

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers"(22), and after looking at it closely, it becomes more and more of a worldwide joke of the fool once removed. Is it the pendulum that is really moving around clockwise, and so slowly for something astronomical, at the floor of the UN, as it appears, or is that just what it looks like? And is the Earth from underneath the UN spinning away counter-clockwise in space undetectably, unaccelerated, as perfectly as the calendar all the time, in its supposed orbit around the sun, to make it look like that?

 

Wherever it hangs, going to and fro about its universal business, it is contacting the only fixed-point on Earth and in the cosmos. That would have to be a scam, unless the Earth is not moving, yet many people and poor rubes will look at it and are invited to believe in it, and the confusions of heliocentrism and relativity that it represents.

 

If a clever mechanic took one from a ceiling where he found it, and hung it up at some other point, like at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, or in a high vaulted café down in Costa Rica, that used to be a Cathedral perhaps, but became secularized as part of timeshare resorts, it works just the same. Its principle of confusion continues wherever one may discover it, and, as the ancient Romans used to say, “parvus error in principium, magnum in finis.”

It is supposed to be swinging from an unmoved point, exspatiated in the top and center in virtue of the fixed-plane of oscillation, while the Earth rotates beneath it. Then every point on Earth where it would be becomes an immoveable corner: all one needs to do for demonstration is hang a Foucault pendulum from it.

If Umberto Eco would agree that "every point in the universe is a fixed point: All you have to do is hang the Foucault pendulum from it", he would only be partially correct. Every point in the universe where a Foucault pendulum could be imagined is not a fixed point, for example if one were on the Moon or Mars, but all the places across the Earth where they actually go are.

This is one way that the reality of an immobile place at rest at the center of the universe becomes not so unbelievable. It is not so way out of reach, contrary to Einstein, Engels, Marx, Newton, Kepler, and Galileo. Thanks to its ironic and counter-intuitive sense of things, Foucault’s pendulum shows that a vast design of immobile links would be anywhere one of these contraptions dangles from a swivel socket.

Even with such a brilliant invention at their disposal, for proving that the Earth does not move, and it does not orbit the sun, some witnesses to one of these exhibits may chew gum and walk away, or dance unobtrusively a little, smoke electronic cigarettes, looking at it,, and regard it as a matter of profound indifference in the end, whether the Earth revolves and orbits the sun, or the sun revolves and orbits the Earth. And like any average "Joe" from afar, some of the crowd may not ever be able to tell what is really going on with it anyway, one way or the other, as much as they could possibly like to think about it.

 

As much as they could look at it, examine it, and contemplate it, for many clerks of the market and visitors to a Foucault pendulum, this kind of thing is really most appropriate only as some form of innocent mechanical entertainment. It is not that serious is it? It could become tiresome to examine the subject too much. "Still waters run deep", they say, but there should not be too much worry for gadgets. The mathematician Simon LaPlace said "the most important questions in life are, for the most part, really only problems of probability."

 

Maybe, maybe not, and many could regard it as an irrelevant question in the end, which is which. But seeing is believing, and sometimes going to sleep, scientifically.

"When do we get there", the little boy asked? Is it the Earth that is moving, or is that the Foucault pendulum from the UN ... out the window? What is going on with the world today? 

Who cares and why bother?

Confronted with the ancient burden of life, the predicaments of the human condition, people may become defensive about what is right to think about such strange things and fall in with the crowds. Never mind the pendulum or the Earth, so much, which way are they going ... the other people?

And "a fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees". The more real and profound question is where to live and how to meet girls. What is going on with real estate these days and what to do? How to be happy and well liked and well received, and how to become a millionaire. How to make good worthy friends and business partners and how to get along without too many debts wrecking the coop?

How to have fun … how to get out of jail, if that happens from too much fun ... and how to escape any unexpected worst case scenarios, whatever they may be … and if things should go intolerably wrong, and bad, so bad, and they do not work out at all, in spite of continuous best efforts, the question whether to commit suicide … not whether the Earth is spinning and how a Foucault pendulum really works. Nobody notices that part or really cares anyway.

As Albert Camus wrote in "The Myth of Sisyphus", "whether the earth or the sun revolves around the other is a matter of profound indifference. To tell the truth, it is a futile question.

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest— whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories—comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer. And if it is true, as Nietzsche claims, that a philosopher, to deserve our respect, must preach by example, you can appreciate the importance of that reply, for it will precede the definitive act. These are facts the heart can feel; yet they call for careful study before they become clear to the intellect."