I made an attempt at signing in to thunderbolts forum 2.0 but did not succeed. I completely lost my nerve when thinking of a second try. Too risky; I may get locked out of both.
mo says, "I have a very dim recollection of a discussion about mid-ocean ridges. Clearly these ridges agree with the raised section in the middle of craters being due to electrical discharge that travels in a spiral direction consistent with it being a Birkeland Current that produced these ridges."
That is the conversation with S Smith I would like to locate! And yes, I would say a very strong case for electrical scarring can be made for the mid-ocean ridges. In fact, I believe there is no contest. It is electrical scarring.
This will eventually lead to discussions about 1. the means of formation and
2. the original, primal form of the earth. That is,
- if we begin by assuming the ocean basins and continents were primeval geological features imparted at the time of the electrical birth of the new earth,
- than which global electrical scarring occurred in later epochs?
Of course, it is possible that the mid-ocean ridges were formed at the same time the earth was formed. However, for the sake of advancing arguments, a provisional assumption of the later timing of the formation of the mid-ocean ridges will be helpful. In that case, I would just make clear that we have taken the ocean basins and continents in their present location as a starting point, rather than using a super-continent/Pangea starting point.
It is a perfectly reasonable alternative. After all, in either case you have the hemispheric differences, as well as the stark and abrupt changes in elevation. (Electrical theorists have so often pointed out that these differences in hemispheric elevation are a common feature of electrical excavation and deposition, on a global scale -- as seen on Mars for example.) There is no reason to favor a supercontinent as a starting point. Nearly everything may be assumed to have formed right where it is now.
And in the end, there is some extraordinary evidence for the mid-ocean ridges having been formed after the earth had aged and cooled a bit.
“Oh for shame, how these mortals put the blame upon us gods, for they say evils come from us, when it is they rather who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given…”