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Rock Size and Rock Distribution On Beach Mathematically Corresponds to Solar System Distribution

The other day I was walking on the beach contemplating, thinking, and enjoying the Vitamin D rush from the warm Sun. Okay so, what do you think about when you are talking a walk, for me I just cannot turn my mind off, whether I am walking on the beach, jogging on a trail, or on a long-distance bike ride. Let’s talk about the observation I had during this day.

You see, amongst other things I collect rocks, I guess because I don’t have any in my head like a lot of people we know (smile). So, I look for unique rocks of various types. Then I arrange them in a container trying to optimize the space with the least amount of waste. I few days later I was at Starbucks talking to a cute blonde college student, I asked her what she was studying this week. She said she was studying for a Geology test about: the various types of rocks and how they are formed. “Hmm,” I thought, what a coincidence. How rocks are formed is completely interesting.

Rocks are formed by sediments, sedimentary layers, elements, combinations of elements and molecules, along with heat, pressure, and then erosion amongst a host of other factors. How do particles accumulate, what attracts them, what chemistry allows which elements and molecules to join together? Well, we know most of this, but we also need to consider the swirling flows of the surf, swash zone, slope of the beach, high and low tides and now we have some very interesting things happening, don’t we?

In fact, I noted that whenever there was a larger size rock there were many smaller rocks nearby, some resting up against it. Smaller rocks were often clustered together a few at a time. Occasionally, there areas with large debris piles, shaped in oval shapes or chevron shaped obviously from the wave action. What does it all mean, why the clustering in small piles around larger rocks, and all the similar and typical patterns of rock distribution? Is there a law of physics or mathematical formula we can create and then use to predict, describe and understand this phenomena?

Not long ago, I was reading through the Encyclopedia Britannica’s 1976 Science Year Book. There was a great essay by the famous Isaac Asimov titled; “The Natural Satellites” with a subtitle “Long ignored by astronomers, the natural satellites of the solar system are now being examined by space probes and with large telescopes, revealing new and sometimes unexpected findings.” After reading this, and in line with the topic of my article here today, I dare to ask the following;

“Is there a pattern of moon and planet distribution – based on real cosmology mathematics?”

Something based on the mass of the planet, size of planet, distance of the planet from its sun might give us a nice mathematical formula that we can use for many other things and observations in nature. A way to estimate the probability in other solar systems and natural systems, perhaps even a strategy to optimize human designed systems. What say you?

Does this make sense, because it sure makes sense to me? We already have formulas that estimate the position and distribution of electrons around an atom. Can we hijack the philosophy behind that math or even borrow components of those equations for these other purposes? I bet we can, dare to comment? I’d like to hear the thoughts of my higher end IQ readers on this question of the day. Please consider all this and think on it.

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