picture of the day
Above: NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula, displaying the
“z-pinch” so familiar to plasma cosmologists. The pinching of a
plasma cloud into a narrow “neck” is just one of numerous indicators
of high-energy electric currents. The star at
the center of the pinch is hidden from view by a donut-like cloud or
torus, another pattern typical of plasma
(UMIST) et al., ESA, NASA
Dec 30, 2005
The Electric Universe—A Status Report
Ask a proponent of
the “Electric Universe” or “Plasma Universe” about the state of
astronomy today, and you will likely be greeted by exasperation. “How do
you get specialists, who are so preoccupied with deductions from earlier
assumptions, to step back far enough to see that their hypothesis fails
at its root?”
The progress of scientific discovery in the
space age has followed a now-predictable pattern: New instruments
detect new phenomena that surprise theoreticians, who say the
discovery will require new thinking, but who propose mere rewordings
of the same old thoughts. The only appropriate test of a theoretical
model is predictive ability, and on this test the record of
conventional science stands at near zero. Every milestone, every
dramatic new finding, astonishes investigators
To understand the confidence of the electrical
theorists, you have to apply the same test. Did the great
discoveries come as surprises? How many expectations of the electric
model—expectations that undeniably separate the electric model from
the standard view—have NOT been found? The cosmic electricians will
tell you that the empirical tests have already been decided in favor
The presence of magnetic fields throughout
space, the definitive signature of electric currents.
Pervasive filamentation of space plasma, an
observed attribute of electric currents in plasma but contrary to
the expected behavior of neutral gases in a vacuum.
Laboratory experiments with and computer
simulations of the electrical behavior of plasma that successfully
replicate the elaborate structures now revealed in space.
The continuing failure of the Big Bang model to
justify its underlying assumption that redshift is invariably an
indicator of distance; and in particular the standard exclusion of
plasma discharge, a proven source of intrinsic redshift, ejection,
element generation and separation, and large-scale organization of
Acceleration of charged particles away from the
Sun, REQUIRING an electric field centered on the Sun.
Electromagnetic forces evident in the principal
features of the Sun—sunspots, granulation, prominences, coronal
heat, flares, mass ejections and more.
The astonishing discoveries about comets—jets,
surface relief, absence of water, fine powder, x-rays—explained
coherently by electric models even as conventional comet theory has
fragmented into contradictory hypotheses and guesses.
The dominant surface features on rocky planets
and moons, which conform in detail with electrical discharge
scarring but are anomalous for traditional geological processes.
A cascade of new evidence, such as
megalightning, establishing the electrical connection of the Earth
to surrounding space and to the Sun.
To make the
advantage of the unified electric model as clear as possible, we
shall begin the New Year with a series of overviews, with links to
previous Pictures of the Day and pointers to new findings that will
be covered in these pages during the coming year.
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