We are beginning to discover the different ways that the earth's magnetic field influences living organisms. Biologist Richard Blakemore, in 1985, discovered that certain bacteria orient the direction in which they swim by utilizing the magnetic North Pole in the northern hemisphere and the magnetic South Pole in the southern hemisphere.7...Birds are also able to use the earth's magnetic field to help orient themselves and they use this special ability to navigate during flight. Other animals including bees, dolphins and whales have similar navigational abilities by utilizing the earth's magnetic field.
Apparently humans have also been shown to have a magnetic sense of direction similar to pigeons. Robin Baker, of the University of Manchester in England, blindfolded a group of zoology students and drove them over a complex, winding road distances of six to 52 kilometers. They demonstrated a high degree of accuracy in being able to orient their general direction from their point of departure. They were considerably more accurate while blindfolded than when not. A group of students were also tested with true as well as dummy magnets strapped to their heads. Those wearing true magnets were not able to match the homing ability of the others.8
NASA has devoted time and effort to determine the effect of magnetism on humans. It has been found that electromagnetic fields probably influence human emotions by the modulation of currents flowing through the brain and body. Our emotional state strongly influences our behavior.9
We are actually surrounded and permeated by several fields that indirectly, if not directly, affect us in certain ways. These would include the isoelectric static field of the planet; the magnetic field of the earth; the electromagnetic field; gravitational fields of the earth, moon, sun and neighboring planets as well as distant stars; the electromagnetic fields created by humans such as the different broadcasting fields of radio and TV; and the electrostatic fields of our own bodies and other organisms.10
Since all living organisms are probably affected by magnetic fields, anything that influences those fields will indirectly or even directly perturb living organisms. The sun, for example, is constantly influencing the earth's magnetic field. The solar wind is continuously distorting the lines of force within earth's field by causing them to become compressed on the side facing the sun and elongated and stretched on the far side. Magnetic storms produced by solar flares seem to affect atmospheric conditions, and may in turn influence weather patterns.11...There are those meteorologists who are convinced that the varying magnetic field does influence temperature and rainfall, as well as the nitric oxide and ozone content of the atmosphere.12...These in turn secondarily affect all living organisms. The earth has a very large variety of different physical environments produced by interacting physical conditions, including moist, dry, tropical, frigid and aqueous in various combinations. These widely diverse environments have forced the adaptation of life forms into an almost-unlimited variety; and the intelligence system of each one reflects this process.
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