Selfsim's link to the CF conversation can be found here:Selfsim:
That paper by Donald Scott and his similar (pre-print?) one here, effectively demonstrates Scott's ignorance of the Physics of Birkeland Current fields!
The second paper was reviewed here. After reviewing the paper at length, (in Mozina's chosen realm), it was difficult to escape the conclusion that the bulk of the core technical content was entirely Lundquist's and not Scott's. In fact, Scott then went on to completely misinterpret the original fundamental physical definitions/models, resulting in his subsequent analysis going rapidly downhill thereon.
RC's above reference to 'abysmal ignorance', therefore, is not limited to mere 'EU enthusiasts'! (Ie: it clearly covers the popular EU 'theorist' (Scott) reference as well).
https://www.christianforums.com/threads ... t-66096844
It's painfully clear when you read through that CF thread, and the various mainstream references to field aligned currents in space as "space slinkys", that the mainstream doesn't have a clue about Birkeland currents in plasma. They seem to think that Birkeland currents can only come in one size and in one location (around Earth). They constantly ignore the current that creates the filamentary processes in plasma. They try to model plasma exclusively with magnetism when in fact the magnetic field itself is empirically *caused by* the current flow in the first place. They continuously put the magnetic cart in front of the electric horse in their plasma models, and they can't figure out why it doesn't work out right.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hu ... ce-slinky/
That's not a "space slinky", that's a "Birkeland current" NASA:
It's rather discouraging that NASA can't use real or correct physics terms to describe the behaviors of plasma. They erroneously and unprofessional refer to a million degree plasma as a "hot gas", and they call a Birkeland current a "magnetic slinky". Hoy Vey.
It's really hard now to even listen to mainstream dogma. It's just so ignorant and ridiculous. Instead of fixing their own bonehead misconceptions about EU theory predicting "no neutrinos', or "no water" on comets, they continue to tilt at ignorant windmills of their own irrational creation while blaming our community for their *own* ignorance.
They can't see the forest for all of the trees with respect to electric fields and electric currents in space either. They only see the magnetic aspects of plasma, and they simply ignore the electrical aspects entirely. It's really no wonder *why* we're living in the "dark" ages of astronomy, where astronomy can't even be experimentally distinguished from astrology in terms of it's predictive usefulness in the lab. What a sad and very sorry state of cosmological affairs.