Exposing PseudoAstronomy

January 31, 2012

Podcast Episode 21: The Geographic Pole Shift, Part 1


It’s February 1, or at least it is in some parts of the world, which means another episode of the podcast has been posted. I was working on writing an all-inclusive episode on geographic pole shifts and then I realized that there was no way it would all fit in an hour episode, much less a half-hour episode.

So this is Part 1. In it, I talk about what one particular person and group claims to be the mechanism for a geographic pole shift, the past evidence that it’s happened, and the current evidence that it is happening. The person in question is Brent Miller, the group is The Horizon Project. You can buy their DVD for only $24.95!! Or if you do a bit of Googling (which according to my spell-checker is actually a word), then you can find at least the audio posted online.

I’ll warn you that this is a bit Coast to Coast AM clip-heavy. So if those annoy you, well, sorry. I actually practiced some restraint and didn’t include two additional clips (as-is, there are five).

Part 2 will come for the February 8 episode and will focus instead on the alleged evidence, what the only known mechanism(s) would be for flipping or moving Earth’s geographic poles. It will also address the conspiracy ideas that we already have undergone a geographic pole shift in the last few years and that NASA has just been hiding it … somehow. You’ll have to listen to Episode 22 to get more on that.

In the mean time, enjoy Episode 21.

18 Comments »

  1. The link for this leads to a page with ep 19 for DL rather than ep 21.

    Comment by Giveitaday — January 31, 2012 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

    • Sorry … 2 hrs of sleep … it’s fixed.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — January 31, 2012 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Dr. Stu – the link to the episode on the podcast page currently goes to episode 19, not 21. Replacing 19 with 21 in the URL works, though.

    Comment by Moewicus — January 31, 2012 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

    • Try re-loading the page.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — January 31, 2012 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

      • I opened the comment page a few minutes before your and Giveitaday’s comments – listening now.

        Comment by Moewicus — January 31, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  3. Is it just me or do a lot if these “scientists” seem to get their ideas from 50s SF novels like Rocketship Galileo and Marvel comics.Magneto actually caused a disaster by shifting the Magnetic poles. But that was a comic book or was it.I read comics but I dont use them for learning physics

    Comment by Tom Everett — February 2, 2012 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

    • It’s not just you. You can trace much of the pseudo-science we see today to some science fiction movie/novel or comic book. Some pseudo-scientists actually specialize in tailoring their narrative to fit some well known work in the genres, with constant references to how the creators of the works were “in the know”. That’s because the people involved in the field have very little creative ability of their own, so they have to steal other people’s ideas.

      Comment by Chris L — February 8, 2012 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  4. I enjoy the Coast to Coast AM clips. George gives the guests not just a free pass on all of their claims, but his approval as well, or so it seems. It’s nice to hear just how wrong they are. Mostly for educational reasons, but sometimes the absurdity of it all is entertaining, too.

    Comment by Aaron H. — February 2, 2012 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

    • Okay, glad I’m not the only one. I sometimes worry that I use too many clips.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — February 2, 2012 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

      • Doing a podcast about pseudo-astronomy without using Coast to Coast clips would be like talking about the rise of Nazi Germany without showing clips from the works of Leni Riefenstahl. The media and the message are just too well connected.

        Comment by Chris L — February 8, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

  5. Sure seems like there are a lot of people out there who are in complete denial and who actually have time and energy on their hands devoted to debunking the realities of this fragile world.
    I wonder if anyone is out there spending any energy debunking the debunkers.

    Comment by Joe Kramden — November 23, 2012 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

    • If you’d like to leave me your cash and belongings, delivery on Dec. 22, 2012, then I’ll be sure to take good care of them. Otherwise, point out where I’m wrong in my analysis, or there’s nothing more to say.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — November 23, 2012 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

      • What effect would the moon play in preventing a rapid pole shoft

        Comment by Mason — December 8, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

      • To answer that, you’d first have to have a mechanism for a geographic pole shift. If your mechanism is tidal interactions with a Planet X, PX would need to be incredibly close (much closer than the moon) to have a “rapid pole shift” effect. In which case the moon would not be able to mitigate anything.

        Comment by Stuart Robbins — December 8, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

      • What about the distribution of mass, whether it be on the crust or mantle?(this may be a silly question but I’m not educated in geology and physics how this stuff works, just interested)

        Comment by Mason — December 8, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

      • What do you mean, what about the distribution of mass?

        Comment by Stuart Robbins — December 8, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

  6. Like the melting of glaciers, distribution of continents( mainly in the northern hemisphere). Could they throw the earth out of balance?

    Comment by Mason — December 8, 2012 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

    • Yes, but by an INCREDIBLY minuscule amount. For example, a massive earthquake in 2005 changed the day by a whole 3 microseconds. Melting of the poles, etc. can change the day by a comparable amount, as will the distribution of the continents. It can also change the magnitude of the Chandler Wobble, but again by MINUSCULE amounts. Nothing that’s noticeable without modern high-precision instruments.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — December 9, 2012 @ 5:32 pm | Reply


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