# Cycles Part Two-2 About the Nature of Time

Cycles Part Two-2 About the Nature of Time. Today, many are taken with measuring speed. We all know the speed of light in vacuum.  It commonly denoted c.   That is a universal physical constant.  It important in many areas of physics. Its exact value is 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately 3.00×108 m/s, or 300,000 km/s (186,000 mi/s)[Note 3]). However, in the past, cycles of time were more significant and relevant than its speed. The Stonehenge being a prime example. Eclipses of the Sun deserved more attention then the amount of time light takes to get the Earth from the Sun.

 Light may also be considered through the filter of cycles. That was an ancient approach.

We have a Foundation for the Study of Cycles. It was initiated by Edward R. Dewey. It affiliated with of the University of Pittsburgh. The Foundation acts as a clearinghouse for various types of cycles. They co-ordinate cycles of social and physical scientists. In 1964 they published a list of 1280 cycles.

Also below is an internal link. It co-orinates musical triads, the Moon and cyclic nature of time.

### Cycles Part Two-2

The Foundation for the Study of Cycles found that seemingly unrelated topics were related by cycles of time. If a certain cycles lasts for “X” number of months, then:

• Other cycles last an equal length of time.
• Also, their high and low points of cyclic activity occur together.

In this manner a 9.6 year cycle is shared by the following populations: (1) Salmon fish in the Atlantic Ocean. (2) Chinch bugs in Illinois. (3) Canadian snowshoe rabbits. (4) Populations as lynx, marten, hawks and other fish. These populations increase for one-half of the time of the total cycle. They then decrease for the other half. Even the incidence of heart disease in the United States follows the same pattern.

It’s about time we stopped measuring everything only in terms of speed. Quantity counts. However, an argument can be made that quality is even more significant. Time must be considered in all its aspects.  That is what we should consider. Certainly, our ancestors did.