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Daily discussion of various images from an Electric Universe perspective.

Gravitation as Frog

  Jul 31, 2014 A gravity-only Universe cannot explain certain discrepancies. Ilya Prigogine, from a young age, was concerned that accepted physical theory had a couple of glaring discrepancies from observation: determinism and time symmetry. Most observations are of contingency … Continue reading

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Comets, Planets in Chaos and Plasma Mythology

  Jul 30, 2014 Thomas Short, writing in the 18th century, chronicled the many calamities that decimated mankind over four thousand years. Plagues, earthquakes, drought, pestilence and incredible floods. As you read through Short’s curious book, you are struck by … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

  Jul 29, 2014 Rediscovering F. A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order has been exciting. Hayek began his inquiry into the foundations of theoretical psychology in 1919 before specializing in economics (and winning a Nobel Prize in that latter field in 1974). … Continue reading

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Giant Wombats and Electrical Fossilization

  Jul 28, 2014 Two years ago, I predicted that extinct giant marsupials would be found on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula. Recently, an elephant-sized wombat (the marsupial, Diprotodon) was discovered off Sorrento, Victoria concretized in a limestone beach deposit. But why … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Jul 25, 2014 The deserts of the Southwest United States are full of anomalous geography. In a previous Picture of the Day, the giant sandstone tors of Monument Valley, Arizona were mentioned, in passing. Consensus geology considers monolithic structures to … Continue reading

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Does Recession Exist?

  Jul 24, 2014 Cosmologists still have no idea what dark energy is. In 1998, two astronomical research teams independently discovered what is now called “dark energy.” Saul Perlmutter of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Brian Schmidt from the … Continue reading

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Bacterial Batteries?

  Jul 23, 2014 More electric biology. A previous Picture of the Day described the way that some single-celled organisms make use of charge exchange in order to drive their flagella. Rather than the conversion of ATP, they move protons … Continue reading

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Stars in the Plasma Focus

  Jul 22, 2014 Supernovae are what Hannes Alfvén called them: exploding double layers. The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is relatively small, irregular galaxy approximately 168,000 light-years from Earth. The distance is approximate, because different parallax values are obtained when different measuring sticks are … Continue reading

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Minerals on Mars

Jul 21, 2014 Extensive deposits of various compounds are found on Mars. The idea that there might once have been liquid oceans on Mars has been bandied about for hundreds of years. The Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, was … Continue reading

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Rosetta Update

Jul 18, 2014 Some surprises as the spacecraft closes in. The Rosetta Cometary Probe is rapidly approaching Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. To the research team’s surprise, it appears to be made of two distinct lobes. As the catalog of small objects … Continue reading

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