The Speed of Light Code

The Speed of Light Code

Rand Flem-Ath

Scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) comb the heavens in a quest to find universal constants like ф (1.618…) and π (3.1415…). These ‘Civilization Signature Constants’ (CSC) are fundamental to SETI because such numbers are highly unlikely to occur at random. If a message came from a distant star system printing out ф, or π digits, then SETI would cry Eureka! If that message contained two universal constants, then SETI might even declare contact!

But what if we look at the problem from another angle? What if we back-engineer SETI’s strategy? Rather than pointing our instruments at the sky maybe we should be looking at our own planet to determine if a Super-Intelligent-Entity-or-Entities (SIEE) has/have already left ф (1.618…) and π (3.1415…) footprints upon Earth.

The idea that the speed of light might contain a code seems odd at first. But that’s only because we are accustomed to measuring c (the speed of light) using the metric system. In 1975, the speed of light was determined at 299,792,458 meters per second with a measurement uncertainty of 4 parts per billion. In 1983, the measurement uncertainty was corrected by redefining the meter as being 1/299,792,458 of the distance light travels in one second. The number 299,792,458 has nothing special about it. It seems random, but look what happens when we measure c (speed of light) with a different measuring tool, nautical miles (M). The speed of light travels at 161,874.977 nautical miles per second. We call this cM.

The first four digits of cM are 1618 which is ф packed right into c. Two universal constants in one set of numbers. Coincidence? Maybe? But what if this same message (ф combined with c) was coming from outer space? How would we react?

The ф in c is not the only part of the speed of light code. Let’s look at the next three digits (749). When we divide 21600 nautical miles (the circumference of the Earth) into cM we get 7.494211898148148. In other words, in one second light travels approximately 7.49 times the circumference of the Earth. So, the 749 in cM maybe a confirmation (redundancy) that we’re dealing with the speed of light as measured by our planet’s circumference.

So, if 1618 is ф and 7.49 are consistent with a code, what then of the 77? I suggest it is a check digit, something that has only recently become a part of 21st century civilization. We use check digits because we use computers. For inventory purposes, numbers like 4977, suggest a confirmation that cM is not random. The 4977 in cM is a check digit because 7 times 7 is 49. I suggest that the 77 in cM is a kind of exclamation mark meaning: it’s real. You’re on the right track to cracking the code.

So how did this come about? I suggest that SIEE has/have tuned the velocity of the Earth’s spin to print out the speed of light code using nautical miles as the key. SIEE left us a message in the very spin of our planet. SIEE then set about the task of insuring that humanity would use a specific time system otherwise the code would never be broken. SIEE did this, I suggest, by imparting to the Sumerians  a time system (24 hours, 60 minutes and 60 seconds) that ultimately would provide the suitable measurement of one second.

If SIEE can determine the spin of a planet, then surely, they would have left other speed of light signatures upon our planet. The distance 161,874.977 nautical miles (cM) is far too big a number to be etched into our planet’s contours. But 1/100th that distance (1618.74977 nautical miles) shows up across our planet again and again. cM/100 is about the distance between Chicago and San Francisco but only takes 1/100th of a second (one beat of a hummingbird’s wing) to complete the trip. More significantly, cM/100 is the distance from Egypt’s Great Pyramid to …

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