Wanted: Cosmo-centric Ideas

  Aug 22, 2017 Currently accepted theories have evolved a long way toward catastrophics from their ancestry in uniformism. Assumptions of actualism and gradualism-that present-day processes acting over long times could explain the changing morphology of rocks and species-have been displaced. Impacts from space have broken the continuously gradual action …

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Plasma Instabilities

Aug 18, 2017 Plasma does not obey the laws of kinetic energy. “The plasma exhibited striations and double-layers, the electron distribution was non-Maxwellian, there were all sorts of oscillations and instabilities. In short, it was a field which was not at all suited for mathematically elegant theories.” — Hannes Alfvén …

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Chicxulub

  Aug 17, 2017 Did a 10-kilometer-wide asteroid strike Earth and excavate a crater? Off the coast of Mexico is what geologists believe to be an impact basin caused by the collision of an asteroid. It is a multi-ringed structure, similar to those mentioned in a previous Picture of the …

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Cosmic Ions

Aug 16, 2017 Cosmic rays are poorly understood. “…plasma is so silly that it does not understand the sophisticated mathematics, or it is that the plasma is so clever that it finds other ways of behaving, ways which the theoreticians were not clever enough to anticipate.” — Hannes Alfvén On …

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Most Atypical

  Aug 15, 2017 Matter in the plasma state exhibits extreme activity. According to a recent press release, galaxy NGC 1222 is a “peculiar example” of lenticular galaxy. It is peculiar because lenticular galaxies are supposed to have used up the material available for new stars to form. NGC 1222, …

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Electric Vortices

Aug 14, 2017 What drives anomalous formations on planets and moons? Plumes of charged plasmas are seen ascending from several bodies in the Solar System. Jupiter’s energetic moon, Io, hosts filamentary discharges that extend hundreds of kilometers into space. The Cassini mission to Saturn discovered bursts of ionized vapor erupting …

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Swan Song

Aug 9, 2017 Astronomical theories would benefit from an understanding of plasma-state matter. Winston Bostick is a pioneer of Electric Universe theories, although he did not identify with those ideas by name. He is particularly noted for plasmoid experiments that led to the construction of a dense-plasma focus device. One …

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