Welcome to "Science Fundamentals"  >On the cause of the tides<   (an article)   By Leonartd Van Zanten

                  ON THE CAUSE OF THE TIDES



  1. Quote: . . . "If the free surface of the sea were to remain in equilibrium, (and that is Newton's basic assumption), there would be a tide amounting to but a few decimeters as a result of the variation in the horizontal component of gravity.  And one amounting to 0.9 meter (2.95 feet) as a result of variation in the vertical component.  This obviously would leave the 13 meter tide at Mount-Saint Michel unexplained.  Newton's theory thus is inadequate for a full understanding", unquote.

A tug of war

  1.   That the earth has a gravitational attraction wherewith it draws all substance to itself is obvious, but a rise in the waters into the opposite direction from which the stronger force is known to pull - is altogether contrary to the nature thereof. The fact that the tidal bulges follow the relative position of the moon does not justify illogical assumptions.

  2. Newton came to explain that: "The sun and the moon exert a gravitational pull on both the ocean and the solid earth.  Wherefore the waters on the side facing the moon were pulled more than the solid earth.  While on the far side of the earth the ground was attracted more strongly than the waters permitting the waters to pile up."

  3. This of course does not make sense, since clearly a tug of war is won by the strongest.  A droplet of water between the moon and us cannot be drawn but to our own direction.  (figure 45-1).  

  4. With fifteen pounds of pull from our surface and only 2.5 lb from the surface of the moon, the direction of movement shall be downwards rather than upwards.  Gravitational force therefore rather resists the tidal bulges.


  1. It is not gravity but magnetic force that is responsible for the rise of the waters known as "the Tides".  It may seem that magnets can only draw steel, but that is a feature exclusive of what is appropriately called a “direct” magnetic force.  

  2. Additionally, there is what is properly called a "gravitational inclination" that delivers all substances into the power of the planet's magnetic force to draw it to its center of force.

  3. Magnetic force is an entity showing a single circular movement resembling the figure eight.  The unique feature of this figure eight is of course it's point at crossover which serves, as a center unto which the flow of force then proceeds.  

  4. In other words, magnetic force provides the trajectory that is so common with gravity, because gravity in all respect is the female of the force of magnetic.  As male and female, these draw all substance to a common center.

  The Tides by Elongation

  1. The earth and moon are magnets whose lines of force normally extend out in a circular fashion.  The exception hereto is in the area between the two magnets where the lines intertwine to become as one.  As then the moon passes in orbit around us, it picks up and elongates those particular lines that are - or are coming - between the two bodies.  

  2. Within the areas therefore of both bodies where these lines of force pass horizontally through the globe (figure 45-2 D) the substance is piled up resulting into the familiar tidal bulge.

  3. But to do this once again; with first placing the moon at a rest position A, (Figure 45-2) there would be no tidal bulges - since the lines of force between the two bodies are at what we might call equilibrium.  

  4. But with the moon set in motion, this moon due to its inertia - tends to pass into a straight line away from us following direction Y. 

  5.   Since however it is held by us in the tentacles of the so-called gravitational force, this will resist any such departure - but not without some strain upon their lines of force - that in the process thereof - are elongated.

  6. As therefore the moon continues to move in orbit around us, there are thus two entities of force at a standoff from one another, one driving it from us, the other pulling it towards us.  As long as the moon therefore maintains its velocity in space - it will go neither direction - it being figuratively weightless in space, just as an astronaut when in space.

  7. In all reality of course, it is never weightless but under the duress of two forces, one - its inertia - attempting to make it pass along a straight trajectory,  the other - the gravitational incline by the power of magnetic - to restrain it from its straight trajectory into a circular orbital path.

  8. Consequently the lines of magnetic force will always be elongated in the area between the earth and its moon.  Each line at the trailing end falling back into its previous more circular form, with at the leading edge each line being elongated as the moon approaches upon it.

  9. Simulating a waters rise is like taking a horizontal sheet with the water in a depression thereof.  Pull up on the sheet to decrease the area of the depression, and the water must rise for the smaller area of containment.

  10. How then may there be two simultaneous tidal bulges on the earth?  It is because the force of the earth holding all substance - being a figure eight - when the handles of a pair of scissors are closed in - so are its cutting edges closed in.  

  11. Consequently there must always be two simultaneously tidal bulges on opposite sides of the earth, one facing the moon, the other directly on the opposite side of the earth.

  12. As therefore it are the magnetic lines of force in which all substance lies imbedded to raise the waters, the rise is resisted and/or restraint by the gravitational inclination equally upon all substances.


  1. The evidence to all this is in the laws and the experience of nature, as well as in common sense and logical reason.  Or, for more evidence, by illustration figure 45-3, force line N graduates to point S.  This is something that should not be too difficult to construct, sensitive enough to cause a reading.

  2. When therefore we record such graduation, I would serve as evidence.  By the illustration when the rotation of the earth brings a person to point P and we observe the angle of that position in perfect alignment, the same in passing point P should incline into the direction of the tidal bulge.  

  3. We might reason to use a pole rather than a person on the basis that a person might move making it difficult to be certain of the small degree, which we expect to record.  Accordingly, it would thus be in the "acceleration" of the period of graduation that we, along with the solid earth and the waters, are moved into the effect called the tides.

  4. A positive result on this experiment would then substantiate that gravitational alignment is homogenous with magnetic alignment, and proving that the trajectory of gravity is furnished by magnetic force and design.

  5. Additionally there is the centrifugal vector along the entire axis of the earth, and though it may be greatest at its equator, that also places us in line with the center of the earth, wherefore if any inclination is to be read we must stray away from the equatorial region.

  6. Or for another physical demonstration; place a magnet with steel filings around it to depict the earth and its magnetic potential. Then place a second magnet depicting the moon at its side.  Then to depict the moons movement causing our tides, rapidly pull that second magnet away from the first.   

  7. A high speed camera then will record the movement and elongation of the magnetic lines by the steel filings, showing the dual tide in and by the figure eight of force.

  8. For the scientists and for all the inhabitants of the earth, this is not a theory, but factual presentation, as the laws of nature and experiment will confirm.            

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