fennecfanatic wrote:I think we need a public works project to bring the natural phenomena of day length (rotation of Earth about its axis), year length (revolution of Earth about the Sun), and month length (lunar cycle duration) into alignment. If we could get a 364-day year of exactly thirteen 28-day months going, I'd be quite happy.
Agreed. Shame on God for giving us such unaligned rotational cycles. And don't forget the precession of the Earth over larger scales of time that may be responsible for ice ages (correct me if I'm wrong).
One way to modify the earth's rotational velocity would be to add more mass to the earth. So everyone, please pig out during the holidays and DON'T engage in any new year's resolutions to lose the added weight...
Maybe we just need to build more particle accelerators and keep knocking off the anti-matter particles so we can accumulate new matter on the planet. With enough new matter, the rotation of the earth should slow enough to be a consistent 364 revolutions in one orbit around the Sun.
Btw, I'm not a physicist, so I'm curious if my suggestion has any merit at least in theory.