Many sources suggested the day of 10.10.10 as a possible
global event. The following letter is an example, expressing
the idea and the ideal. First a brief quote from a recent
note in the GCP Update Blog:
RDN: I'm also moved by an increasing sense of urgency
about the way the world is, and though I have no illusions about being able
to change it, I am convinced that the more people know about their (our)
interconnection, the more likely we are to apply that to a positive future.
I guess it's like prayer -- nothing guaranteed, but no harm done.
I'm part of a project that speaks directly to your "prayer"
as stated above. It's time for our interconnection to be made
clearly apparent. This autumn, on the evocative date of 10.10.10, the Power
of One (my organization, which is hosting the main event on the
National Mall on 10.10.10 as well as virtually on a global basis) is
aligning with Four Years. Go. (a new meta-organization bringing together
over 800 organizations interested in building a more
sustainable world), 350.org (Bill McKibben's huge climate change network),
and ACORE (an organization with another thousand+ members interested in
renewable energy) to attempt to jumpstart a mission to change the
course of history. We are attempting to galvanize our collective
resources to declare and activate the tipping point that collective
consciousness seems to be calling for to do what needs to be done to
transform our world into a peaceful, sustainable global society.
alone is not generally enough to change many hearts and minds, having
measurable impacts and discernable metrics are still a big part of
what's necessary for the substantiation process. Even those of us "in
the choir" are helped to sustain our efforts by the support that
scientific measurement and data provide. Our hearts
already know, but our heads need to catch up.
... The urgency you speak of is building in all of us -- and
it's time for us to unite in a collective "prayer" that
brings love and light into action.
Very best wishes and gratitude, Susan Belchamber
In a later note she gave more detail on the event being organized in
Our program ... begins at 10am ET at the Lincoln Memorial for
a Opening Ceremony, and then at the top of each hour we will be
re-reading the Declaration of Interdependence and standing together
in a moment of Silence. At 6pm ET, we will be gathering at
the Reflecting Pool as dusk falls in a circle of Silence and Light.
(At that time of day the yang symbol of the Washington Monument
reflects beautifully into the symbolic yin of the Pool).
Because there were many people around the world planning to
gather for the day, the GCP event was set for the 24 hours
of October 10, 2010. A supplementary analysis (see below) was set to
look at the Washington event.
The formal dataset begins with a
persistent negative deviation, followed by
an equally consistent positive trend, resulting in
balanced statistics with the final value near expectation.
The Chisquare is 86322 on 86400 df, for p = 0.564 and Z =
As an exploration to supplement the formal 24-hour event,
the period described by Susan was examined, and as it happens,
it corresponds to the strong positive trend in the second
half of the (UTC) day. The signal to noise ratio is too
small to allow reliable interpretation, yet the picture
may reflect what so many would like to see -- a positive
approach to the future. It will be here sooner than we think.
It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny
effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from
noise. This means that every "success" might be largely
driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real
signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect
be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of