Itinerary 1.2, page 3.

1.2.3 - Experiment A: sunflower set in motion relative to the surrounding matter.

Cumulative and dissipative processes may be activated, in sunflower seeds, when set in motion, relative to the surrounding matter.

The contribution of Experiment A.

The many sessions of the experiment A gave me the notices (1) that the processes are due to the movement relative to other matter, (2) that the effects on the seeds can be very different each time, because the processes take place during short interaction episodes at critical angular velocities, and (3) that if there is no heat dissipation, no effect is found.


Premises to the “experiment A”.

Experiment A was performed by me to answer the questions I asked myself following the three observations, presented on the page 1.2.2, concerning the infrequent behavior of stationary seeds relative to the surrounding matter, but which could have been due to their movement relative to the Moon.

Moving relative to the surrounding matter.

So I conceived an experiment, then dubbed "experiment A", with the aim of monitoring any effects on sunflower seeds, caused by their movement relative to the surrounding matter.

What is considered.

In an "experiment A" you have to consider the variation of tenderness and variation of color, which occurs in a sunflower seed, when set in motion on itself, relative to the surrounding matter, but with care to let the heat dissipate, as it had been found necessary in the development phase of the experiment procedure.

In “experiments A”, we do not consider the variation in seed viability, which I presume to be correlated with their tenderness.

Limit of the experiment.

Since I do not have an equipment to turn a seed to precise angular velocity, I have to resort to the use of a little crusher, where to put a single seed, and rotate it on itself manually, at random angular velocity.

The results are thus left to chance, and they will be different each time, even extremely so.


Necessary objects and tools.

In each individual experiment, only one sunflower seed of the highest quality is used.

The seed, shelled, is placed in a squash that can be rotate on itself relative to the surrounding matter. The non-magnetic metal crusher must allow the heat produced during the experiment to be dissipated out of the seed.

For this purpose, the operator's hand must be held at a certain distance from the seed, at the end of the handle, so it does not hinder the dissipation of heat from the seed to the outside.


In this experiment, each time, a single top quality sunflower seed, without its testa, is first put in a little crusher, then it is manually made to rotate relative to the surrounding matter, at casual angular velocities.

- open the little crusher and place a single sunflower seed, without its testa (coat), in the center;
- close the lid, for the time being without crushing the seed;
- turn the handle around, very slowly, once or twice, so completing 360 degrees turns (not at a specific angular velocity);
- the seed is pressed as gently as possible;
- open the lid, and check the result.


experiment A: results. Degree of success. Causes of negative outcome.

experiment A: considerations. Quality and conditions of the seeds. Interpretations. Mimicking the cumulative-dissipative cycle.


Observations and experiments.

1.2.1 Introduction.
1.2.2 Three observations.
1.2.3 A force generated by motion (experiment A).
1.2.4 The dissipative phase (experiment C).
1.2.5 To increase seed viability (experiment E).
1.2.6 Examples of experiments E.

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