jjohnson wrote:I find that both the Plasma Universe and the Electric Universe idea sets to be non-standard, which is appropriate given their divergence from the Standard Model.
Just to note that "the Standard Model" (capital S, capital M) usually means the Stardard Model of particle physics (quarks, leptons, QED, QCD, etc); here I think you mean something quite different (including what the - hidden - WP webpage on plasma cosmology calls "standard cosmology").
I believe that the standard model for whatever reasons does not want to open an even-handed discussion
While I think it's pretty clear what you mean (and I hope this is not nit-picking - I find your posts to be generally very well written), it is surely people who have discussions, not models?
of whether or not plasma and electrodynamics and plasma's documented ability to maintain charge separation for long periods and distances in space might afford an improvement to the existing paradigm,
What, then, do you make of WOPA
(link is to a thread here in the Thunderbolts Forum)?
I find Wikipedia to be very useful, but it must be used with a lot of caution,
Although I must say that I myself use it less and less. For me the main problem is its inconsistency: some articles are extremely well written, and about as informative as you could hope for, given the limitations (number of words, etc); others are not, and there's no way to tell which is which (unless you yourself know a lot about the subject, and if that's the case, why would you go to WP anyway?).