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The precise human bioclock, possibly imported

Authors
Journal
Medical Hypotheses
0306-9877
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1054/mehy.2001.1530
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract Contrary to what has long been suggested, the biological clock is not a poor timekeeper. In fact, it has been working in precision for millions of years as a genetically set clock, independent of environmental periodicity. However, as the Earth's rotation has gradually slowed, this internal clock has gone through a relative phase shift. Extrapolating of changes backwards through time shows that the clock was set when mammals first appeared on the planet. Interestingly, primates are the only beings that have a free-running cycle longer than 24 hours. This bioclock may be set by lunar entrainment, or may be set extraterrestrially?

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