believe that if an appropriate adjustment were made to the periods
of the ice ages to account for this distortion, it would show that,
in fact, the ice ages of Earth and Mars are synchronised and happen
at regular intervals, about every 5 million years.
I believe the ice ages occur because this
is when the orbits change. They are part of the planet's adjustment
as the orbits move outwards and away from the sun. They come in
groups of 4 smaller ice ages every 200 to 250 thousand years, as
the planet settles in the new orbit. This also accounts for, and
is a reaction to, the periodic change in obliquity ( tilting on
its axis back and forth at different angles towards the sun ). However,
I believe this subject of obliquity also confuses the issue of expansion
and obscures the concept of contraction ( see: 'Mars
( my proposed cause of the orbit change
is the original impact. this will be dealt with in future drafts.
Sequence and Notes )