A chronomic tree of life: Ontogenetic and phylogenetic 'memories' of primordial cycles - Keys to ethics

Franz Halberg, Kuniaki Otsuka, George Katinas, Robert Sonkowsky, Philip Regal, Othild Schwartzkopff, Rita Jozsa, Andras Olah, Michal Zeman, Earl E. Bakken, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume

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A scientific optimization may become possible in ethics to the extent to which any reproducible since cyclic features of spirituality and of criminality become measurable. Should either or both the 'good' or the 'bad' be found to be at least passively influenced by cyclic physical environmental factors, as is putatively the case, these aspects of behavior may eventually become actively manipulable, perhaps utilizable for human survival. Toward this goal, chronomics has already mapped time structures in religious behavior that can lead to a study of underlying geographic/geomagnetic latitude-associated mechanisms. This paper, with further but clearly insufficient data, revealing the hurdle of relative brevity of the available time series constitutes a plea for much longer and denser worldwide time series, for further endeavors in various methods of analyses, some of which are promisingly available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S11
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the US Public Health Service (GM-13981) (to FH), the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (to GC, FH), ETT 82/2003 (to RJ), and VEGA1/1294/04 (to MZ).


  • Chronobioethics
  • Chronobiology
  • Chronomics
  • Ontogeny
  • Phylogeny
  • Primordial cycle


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