Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Tom Farrell (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:15:22 +0000

Marc Line wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, at 09:33:50, Kevin McCarthy cajoled electrons into
> this
> >The Nazi swastica is a reversal of the original jewish symbol, which tracks
> >the movement of the pole star around the north pole.
> Rather like the arrow, the line, the triangle, the square, all the way
> up to the circle? Mind you, I can see the need to mark such a rare
> event as Polaris wandering around in the frozen wilderness of the
> Arctic. Suggest that the swastica (sic) was the invention of panicked
> polar bears once they had calmed down and had a few good strong cups of
> Earl Grey!

Aside from anything else, could I just point out that the pole Star,
Polaris, does not "wander around" anywhere :-)
At the North Pole it is directly overhead and stays there. Indeed it
stays put from any terrestrial observation point.
Now if you are talking about the *tiny* circle Polaris transcribes
around the North Pole of the celestial sphere then sure, but what that
has to do with a Swastika is beyond me....