In the past few weeks the details have come together very nicely for the Thunderbolts/Electric Universe contribution to the upcoming Natural Philosophy Alliance conference, July 6-9, at the University of Maryland. http://conf18.worldnpa.org/index.php?&MMN_position=1:1
Thunderbolts Project contributors will include:Wal Thornhill
"The Natural Philosophy of the Electric Universe" (The John Chappell Memorial Lecture)
"Galaxies and Stars in an Electric Universe"David Talbott
"Electric Universe: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"
"Electric Universe: The Planets Bear Witness"Jim Johnson,
"Essential Guide to the Electric Universe"Michael Gmirkin
, "The Sun-Earth Connection (and Other Considerations)"Dwardu Cardona
, "Earth’s Primeval Polar Heat"Ev Cochrane
, "Evidence for a Radically Different Solar System in Recent History"Bob Johnson
, "Exploring the Electrical Circuitry of the Sun"Tom Findlay
, "Introductory Guide to the Electric Universe"Rens van der Sluijs
, "Towards a History of Plasma-Universe Theory"Tim Erney
, "The Drift-Alfvén Model for a Magnetized Plasma Applied to Saturn's Polar Vortices"Michael Steinbacher, Mel Acheson,
"A New Approach to Mountain Formation"
David Russell, a colleague of Halton Arp, will speak on "Evidence for Large Deviations from Hubble’s Law in Normal Spiral Galaxies"
University of Washington professor Gerald Pollack, known to many folks in our circle, will give a talk on the plasma like attributes of water. For orientation, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVBEwn6iWOo
Also of great interest to us, the NPA will be honoring astronomer Halton Arp with the Annual Sagnac award for "outstanding achievement in astronomy and cosmology."
Adding to the enthusiasm will be many NPA regulars who've only recently discovered the Electric Universe. In a nutshell, a lot is happening, and I can't imagine that anyone for whom attendance is possible would want to miss this event.