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Wallace Thornhill, the Chief Science Advisor to The Thunderbolts Project, will give a talk on Velikovsky Day and also the closing talk on Future Science, the theme of the conference. He is co-author with David Talbott of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. His first peer-reviewed paper on the electrical nature of stars and supernovae was published in the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol 35 No. 4, Special Issue on Space & Cosmic Plasmas – August 2007. In 2010 he was awarded a gold medal by the European Telesio-Galilei Academy of Science. For his lifelong contribution to science, he received the distinguished Sagnac Award from the Natural Philosophy Alliance in 2013. He has spoken at numerous international conferences and authored or co-authored papers ranging from the Martian “blueberry” phenomenon to the “plasma focus” at the centers of galaxies. His interviews for “Space News from the Electric Universe” have been among the most popular attractions on the YouTube Thunderbolts Channel.
Goodbye big bang and the mathematical nonsense masquerading as modern science. The future is a different universe — an Electric Universe — and The Thunderbolts Project is the key to that future. The Thunderbolts Project follows the Renaissance model of inventors, philosophers, engineers and artists being funded by private visionaries. Science advances once more because the concepts are real and the language simple and available to all. The Electric Universe ushers in an unparalleled revolution culturally as well as scientifically because of its foundation in the multi-disciplinary work of the 20th-century polymath Immanuel Velikovsky. We can understand our amazing cosmic story and ourselves for the first time in a universal context. The future promises the end of a tragically damaged and amnesic childhood and conscious reconnection with each other and the living Electric Universe.
In 1950 Immanuel Velikovsky threw down a gauntlet to astronomers in his sensational best-selling book, Worlds in Collision, where he proposed, on the basis of documentary evidence, that gravitation is an electromagnetic phenomenon. Leading American astronomers were enraged and behaved like medieval priests whose sanctified gravitational cosmology was being violated. They pressured Macmillan, the textbook publisher, to burn the best-selling book. The fact neither Newton nor Einstein explained gravity seemed to go unnoticed.
In 1979, Velikovsky gave Wal a monograph titled Cosmos Without Gravitation, which he had published in 1946. He noted that in the charged oil drop experiment, “one and the same action is ascribed to two fundamentally different principles,” where the drop is balanced between the gravitational force and the electrical attraction of a charged plate above. This was a return to natural philosophy, which provided the scientific advances that led to the modern age and is essential for progress once more. Velikovsky’s genius was to provide the keys to the solar system’s recent catastrophic history and the astrophysics needed to understand it.
Mythology as Undiscovered History
David Talbott will examine the protocol for cross-cultural investigation, bringing an objective standard to a field of study that scholars have long assumed to be hopelessly subjective. Is it really possible to identify extraordinary natural events hidden within a carnival of ancient myths and symbols? Our claim is that world mythology speaks for “real” history, but only in the sense that every archetype or cross-cultural theme has its referent in extraordinary natural phenomena Events that are not occurring today were anciently interpreted through the lens of human imagination, as witnesses on earth translated intensely experienced events into the only languages available to them.
By identifying the underlying natural condition, it becomes clear that many different archetypal themes among the early cultures trace back to the same extraordinary events. The remarkable fact is that nothing in our natural experience today will account for a single archetype. And yet, the archetypes are inseparably connected to each other, constituting a substructure of human memory in ancient times. This collective memory would not be possible in the absence of the natural provocation.
David Talbott is the founder of The Thunderbolts Project. His book The Saturn Myth (1980) helped to inspire the work of several others now joined in this collaborative project. In 1996 his work was the subject of a documentary Remembering the End of the World by Canadian filmmaker Ben Ged Low. More recently, he was the co-author with Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill, of two books, Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. Three episodes of his full-length documentary series Symbols of an Alien Sky have been among the most popular video presentations on the Thunderbolts Project YouTube Channel. He is currently posting the Discourses on an Alien Sky series.
DONALD SCOTT, PhD
The Next Step — New Evidence of Birkeland Current Activity
Since 1908 when Kristian Birkeland proposed that Earth’s “Northern and Southern Lights” (aurorae Borealis and Australis) are powered by electric currents coming from the Sun, scientists have wondered what exact shape these currents have and whether there are any other examples of these kinds of electrical currents in our universe. Most astronomers and astrophysicists denied that possibility. In 2015, this speaker, Dr. Donald Scott, completed the derivation of a model of what these Birkeland currents must look like. The unique property that identifies these Birkeland currents is their ‘counter-rotation’. Within a few short weeks of Scott’s prediction, NASA released a video of exactly these counter-rotating currents. In the last three EU conferences, he showed evidence that his model correctly predicts what occurs at the north and south poles of several planets as well as Earth. At this year’s conference, he will present new evidence that huge Birkeland currents also connect and serve to power many galaxies in deep space. He will present for the first time, evidence that Birkeland currents affect the Earth in more ways than just the polar auroras.
Dr. Donald Scott earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He earned a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, and was a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1959 until his retirement in 1998. During that time, he was the recipient of several good teaching awards and authored numerous scientific papers and chapters. In 1987, the McGraw-Hill Book Company published his 730-page textbook, An Introduction To Circuit Analysis – A Systems Approach. In addition, Dr. Scott published the classic, Electric Sky (2006), 256 pages of compelling material on the Electric Universe and plasma cosmology.
JAMES RYDER, PhD
KEYNOTE: SAFIRE — A Light Bringer
All we know is because of light. Then, what do we know given the data of light streaming from the new exquisite astrophysics instruments? Interpreting that data is based on our personal perspective because science “is a human pursuit – at once deeply personal, often flawed, and frequently groundbreaking”1. The problem is that “we do not see the world in the way it is; we see the world in the way we are”2. Dr. Jim Ryder will review both past insights and discoveries in astrophysics and the discoveries streaming from the new instruments. He will show that the new discoveries are profoundly changing our understanding of the universe and that “when we try to pick anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else”3 leading us to realize the interconnectedness of all things. (1Dr. Susan Bauer; 2Dr. Stephen Phillips; 3John Muir)
Before his retirement in 2011, Dr. James Ryder served as Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and head of the Advanced Technology Center, an R&D organization covering a diverse range of technologies including solar and space sciences. He spoke at the first EU2012 Conference: The Human Story on the IBEX mission. Dr. Ryder is currently Chairman of the Board for The International Science Foundation, Inc., which funds the SAFIRE Project, and advises on the scientific aspects of the experiment. He also is the Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Venture Science, which seeks to develop funding for research areas not well supported by other science funding organizations. Dr. Ryder obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois where he also developed a strong background in quantum physics.
GERALD POLLACK, PhD
Weather and EZ Water: An Intimate Role of Separated Charge
Among atmospheric scientists, two central features of weather dynamics remain mechanistically uncertain: evaporation and cloud formation. Absent proper understanding, predicting weather patterns remains challenging. Even simple weather-related phenomena elude understanding. For example: (i) Why can clouds suspend themselves above the earth? From the weight of the constituent water droplets, the force of gravitation should pull clouds downward, but commonly it doesn’t. Clouds float. And (ii), why do dark clouds sometimes release their contents as rain, and other times not? His work on EZ water provides a basis for possible answers to those and related questions. The presentation will offer a fresh overview of possible mechanisms of weather. It will propose answers to these questions and offer insights into possible mechanisms of common, as well as exotic, weather phenomena such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Weather, after all, is a phenomenon centered on water — if EZ (fourth-phase) water exists, then it must play some role in those phenomena. The question we address is how, and Dr. Pollack postulates that charge plays a central role.
Dr. Gerald Pollack received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He then joined the University of Washington faculty and is now a professor of Bioengineering. He is also Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, WATER, convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water, and Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science. His interests have ranged broadly, from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, won an “Excellence Award” from the Society for Technical Communication. His 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, and his newest book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor won that Society’s “Distinguished Award,” their highest distinction. The latter book went on to receive the World Summit Excellence Award. Dr. Pollack is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He received an NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Award. He was the 2012 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for thermodynamics of dissipative systems, and in 2014 he received the Scientific Excellence Award from the World Academy of Neural Therapy, as well as the Dinsdale Prize from the Society for Scientific Exploration. He has presented two TEDx talks on water. In 2015, he won the Brandlaureate Award, previously bestowed on notables such as Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Steve Jobs. In 2016 he was awarded the 1st Emoto Peace Prize. And, he appears briefly in the 2016 Travis Rice sports-action film, The Fourth Phase, named after his recent book.
SAFIRE Project Update
Building on the past year of experimentation and analysis, the SAFIRE Project has moved into Phase 3, which takes the lessons from the Phase 1 Proof of Concept Prototype into a much larger chamber. Phase 1 ended on a cliff-hanger with indications of fusion and transient million-fold CME-like eruptions.
Montgomery Childs is the author of three college engineering textbooks and holds eight international technical patents. He was lead design engineer of the Canadian National Research Council for Rocket Design to measure for oxygen in the upper atmosphere. He is now the Lead Scientist and Program Manager for the SAFIRE Project.
BEN DAVIDSON, JD
Realizations of the Electric Universe
What do earthquake prediction, biomedical engineering, space science and free energy have in common? The future of each of these is being written by the day, and the pens and paper are made of the electric universe. Ben will present the forefront of these efforts and frontiers in understanding, describe how they are founded in electrical science, and do so in a way that anyone can understand, and with which anyone can engage. (Topics: earthquake forecasting model description/data, teslaphoresis, cosmic currents/fields, and vacuum energy)
Ben Davidson JD is the founder of Space Weather News and The Mobile Observatory Project. He currently runs Space Weather News with his wife, Katherine. He hosts the world’s most-watched space weather news program (300,000 subscribers), created The Disaster Prediction App, is the author of Observing the Frontier and Weatherman’s Guide to the Sun, and operates SpaceWeatherNews.com, Suspicious0bservers.org, QuakeWatch.net, MagneticReversal.org, EarthChanges.org, and ObservatoryProject.com. He has published papers in solar-terrestrial physics and frequently speaks at the Electric Universe conference series.
JACQUELINE GREENFIELD, NMD, OMD
The Electric Activity in the Plasma of Living Cells
Jacqueline Greenfield, NMD, OMD, will develop Dr. Gerald Pollack’s work on structured (EZ) water, presenting evidence for an electrical interpretation of the activity of molecules in cells. According to the EU Model, plasma is the electrical medium in the universe responsible for the formation of planets, stars, and galaxies from the very large to the very small. The same electrostatic and dipole fields that act in the macrocosm of the universe are at work inside and outside of cells energizing and revitalizing the human body. EZ water can be compared with to the plasma of the universe, interacting in another level of microcosm and macrocosm. It provides the milieu for the tiny simultaneous electrical cellular interactions in metabolic pathways. Likewise, EZ water is responsible for communicating information instantly long range within cellular matrices and scales macroscopically throughout connective tissue as well as along acupuncture meridians throughout the body. Information is orchestrated interchangeably via cellular membrane highways. Water molecules become charged, forming layers interfacing with opposing concentrations of charge with ions and protein surfaces inside and outside the cell. The effect enables conformational changes required for electrochemical reactions to take place.
Jacqueline Greenfield, NMD, OMD is a Naturopathic and Oriental Medical Physician and international educator, specializing in bioinformatics and nutrigenomics. She graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998. She is an independent researcher applying EU principles to molecular biology.
Laboratory Investigations into Nature
Coherent patterns exist in nature at all scales, and electricity seems to have an important role in the evolution of all things. Have you ever wondered how species-specific pollination occurs or how certain creatures can exhibit seemingly instantaneous collective coherent movements at high speeds? This presentation will introduce a company and some of their research into coherent structures in rotating plasmas and self-assembly in electric fields. Garrett will show laboratory experiments from a variety of devices and will discuss ideas on how the results may inform more comprehensive theories around the analogous phenomenon observed in nature.
Garrett Hill is an entrepreneur who started his professional path in motorsports where he discovered his skillset in design, fabrication, and engineering. After 10 years of racing and building high performance automotive vehicles, he took a sharp turn in life to begin chasing tornadoes and learning about the practical applications of vortex dynamics and electric/magnetic fields. Garrett is the co-inventor of several patents and the CTO of a company in Ashland, Oregon called ThrivalTech, where he and his team develop plasma technologies for various applications including the internal combustion engine – with a goal of providing the world with more effective emissions control solutions.
Human Bioelectricity and the EU Model
Electric Universe theory shows us that the Universe we inhabit is electrical in nature. But what about us as humans? Medical science has been entrenched in the chemical/mechanical nature of the human body, yet we too are electrical in nature. In this talk, we will consider research on the bioelectric body and see how that fits in with the EU model.
Eileen McKusick is an independent researcher who has been studying the effects of audible sound on the human body since 1996. Her observations, and consequent questions, about the seemingly magnetic properties of the space around the body led her to discover plasma, bioplasma, and EU. Eileen’s Biofield Anatomy Hypothesis posits that the human biofield is a diffuse magnetic plasma that is imprinted with our memories. She has mapped this field and discovered that specific types of memories are stored in specific areas, and has developed a sound therapy method called Biofield Tuning that works with this model.
The surface of the Earth is a canvas that portrays the artistry and power of the forces that created it. Electric Earth will present a theory of the mechanisms of past cataclysm and how they relate to the forces we see at work in nature today. Through the unfiltered lens of Electric Universe cosmology, the raw workings of nature will be examined, and evidence presented to show its effect on the land. Lightning bolts of immense proportion, arcs from the interior of the Earth, shock waves caused by whirlwinds of supersonic velocity left their mark for us to see. This presentation will show you how to see this for yourself.
Andrew Hall is a natural philosopher, engineer, and writer. A graduate of the University of Arizona’s Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering College, he spent thirty years in the energy industry. He has designed, consulted, managed and directed the construction and operation of over two and a half giga-watts of power generation and transmission, including solar, gasification and natural gas power systems. From his home in Arizona, he explores the mountains, canyons, volcanoes and deserts of the American Southwest to understand and rewrite an interpretation of Earth’s form in its proper electrical context. He is writing a book on-line titled “Trailer Park Cosmology” that he welcomes EU enthusiasts to preview and comment as it is written.
FRANKLIN ANARIBA, PhD
Electrochemistry of Comets: An Update
Dr. Franklin Anariba will update a general electrochemical model by exploring conditions in comets that are amenable to electrochemical processes. Particular attention will be given to recent observations of physical and chemical phenomena that point to a paradigm shift in the science of cometary bodies. He presented the first outline of this model at the EU2013 conference and returned for a reprise at EU2015.
Dr. Franklin Anariba is currently a lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design where he teaches chemistry and carries out research in areas of electrochemistry and biosensing for biomedical applications. He received a BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University, obtained a MSc in Analytical Chemistry and PhD in molecular electronics from The Ohio State University. His professional experience includes positions at Merck & Co, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in the US, the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Dr. Anariba is a regular contributor to Space News from the Electric Universe.
JERRY TENNANT, MD
Healing is Voltage: The Physics of Emotions
Most people have heard of the “mind/body connection” and are aware that emotions affect the way people act. However, few can describe how that works. What is relatively new is our understanding that emotions are stored in and around the body as magnetic fields. Not only do these magnetic fields cause the biochemical effects noted above, they block the flow of voltage in the associated muscle battery packs that provide the voltage necessary for organs to function and repair themselves. He will discuss the human body’s battery packs, wiring system, and the physics of how our electronic systems are affected by these emotions. In addition, he will discuss how other magnetic fields and scalar energy can be used to erase these emotions, leaving behind only memories that do not disrupt our health and physiology.
Dr. Jerry Tennant is board certified in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic surgery (residency, Harvard Medical School and Southwestern Medical School.) He was the director of ophthalmic plastic surgery clinic at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and practiced from 1965 to 1995. He did much of the FDA study for the VISX Excimer laser and performed approximately 1000 surgeries in the United States and Europe. In addition, Dr. Tennant was the founder/director of the Dallas Eye Institute and one of the first surgeons in the US to place intraocular lenses in eyes after cataract surgery and taught these techniques around the world. He holds patents for medical devices including intraocular lenses and several surgical instruments. While licensed in Arizona by the Board of Homeopathic and Alternative Medicine, Dr. Tennant is currently the Director of the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine.
Stephen Crothers is a preeminent mathematician, counted among the most competent critics of modern cosmology, including both the General Theory of Relativity and popular theory of the Big Bang. He has also gained much attention for his systematic unraveling of standard Black Hole theory, showing that the mathematical model of a Black Hole follows neither from observation nor from any logical reasoning from Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. He will give two talks at the conference.
Critical Appraisal of LIGO’s Recent Report of Gravitational Waves
The LIGO-Virgo Scientific Collaboration has announced that on 14 September 2015, LIGO detected an Einstein gravitational wave directly for the first time, with the first concomitant observation of a binary black hole merger. The announcement was made with much media attention. Not so long ago similar media excitement surrounded the announcement by the BICEP-2 Team of detection of primordial gravitational waves imprinted in B-mode polarizations of a Cosmic Microwave Background, which proved to be naught. According to the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, the gravitational wave LIGO allegedly detected was generated by two merging black holes, one of ~29 solar masses, the other of ~36 solar masses, at a distance of some 1.3 billion light years. The insurmountable problem for the credibility of LIGO’s claims is the invalidity of the theoretical assumptions upon which they are based. There are two ways by which the LIGO report can be analyzed: (a) examination of the LIGO interferometer operation and data acquisition, and (b) consideration of the theories of black holes and gravitational waves upon which all else relies. Only theoretical considerations are considered in this presentation because there is no need to analyze the LIGO apparatus and its alleged signal data to understand that the claim for detection of Einstein gravitational waves and black holes is built upon theoretical fallacies and conformation bias. The instrumental aberration reported by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration is not related to Einstein gravitational waves or to the collision and merger of black holes.
The Logical Inconsistency of the Special Theory of Relativity
Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity requires systems of clock-synchronised stationary observers and the Lorentz Transformation. Without both, the Theory of Relativity fails. A system of clock-synchronised stationary observers is, however, inconsistent with the Lorentz Transformation because it is Galilean. The Special Theory of Relativity insists that systems of Galilean observers must transform not by the Galilean Transformation, but by the non-Galilean Lorentz Transformation. The Theory of Relativity is, therefore, invalid due to an intrinsic logical contradiction.
IRVING WOLFE, PhD
Introduction to Velikovsky’s Ideas
Dr. Irving Wolfe will review Immanuel Velikovsky’s contributions to a broad-ranging discourse in the sciences. Why did Velikovsky’s best-selling Worlds in Collision provoke one of most heated scientific controversies of the 20th century? Why did the gatekeepers of “acceptable” theory feel compelled to mobilize a boycott of the original publisher? And is it possible that Velikovsky’s own perspective on cultural amnesia can help us understand the reactions to his work? Modeling his analysis on a judicial approach, Dr. Wolfe will correct the record for the benefit of new generations in the sciences.
Dr. Irving Wolfe earned a PhD in Drama from the University of Bristol, England. He is a member of the faculty, Department of English, University of Montréal, Canada. In addition to his literary research, Professor Wolfe has presented several dozen papers on catastrophism at conferences in England, Canada, and the United States, and has published papers in the field in British, Canadian and American journals. He has also contributed large sections on catastrophism to a number of anthologies. Professor Wolfe is concerned with the long-lasting effects of collective unconscious catastrophic memory on later collective and individual human behavior and intellectual products, so his articles, conference papers, and book sections have focused on catastrophism and Shakespeare, creative art, religion, cosmology, ancient chronology, political activism, epistemology, sport, soap opera, ancient governments and public rituals, ancient cities, ancient writing and literacy, scientific repression and popular culture. He is currently completing a book on catastrophism and unconscious collective memory in Shakespeare.
Mankind in Amnesia
Velikovsky the psychoanalyst had a life-long interest in a curious human pathology; what he originally called ‘collective amnesia.’ This theory, which he later termed ‘cultural amnesia’ is predicated on a recognition of celestial crises and earth catastrophes as seminal events in human history. Amnesia was the reaction to such traumatic events, a way of unconsciously protecting the mental life of surviving individuals and the collective from overwhelming fears. Velikovsky recognized that this forgetting process of amnesia was imperfect and that with such repression, pathological symptoms from triggered memories can later bubble up into consciousness in debilitating ways. Andrew will show the root of our modern dystopia is caused by the suppression and sublimation of our recollections of the ancient past. Individuals have unconsciously cloaked these memories in covert ways for fear of their significance. Complete recall would likely lead to the realization that the cosmos could again threaten our existence as it once did our ancestors.
Andrew Fitts created the planetamnesia.com website and blog. He organized, along with Bill Mullen, “Celestial Crisis and the Human Record,” a conference in Toronto May 2016. Andrew is an international traveler and ambassador dedicated to reviving interest in the human story and psychological aspects of catastrophism. Currently, he is producing a movie, “The Rage to Deny,” a story of the shifting struggle between uniformitarians and catastrophists since Aristotle, filmed through the eyes of contemporary scholars. Andrew resides in a Buddhist retreat and development he established on Kauai with his wife Prairie. Andrew has an MA (1982) in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, with a BA (1980) in Comparative Religion from Empire State College.
PETER MUNGO JUPP
Peter Jupp will discuss petrification as instantaneous and under the control of dynamic Earth- shaking events. What have we found on Earth to demonstrate this hypothesis? A forest of giant trees turned to solid rock. A soft-bodied crab petrified to rock and enclosed in the center of a basalt Thunder egg. Dinosaur remains that conceal a heart replete with chambers but turned to iron. A shoal of fish in their death throes petrified within the limestone. Was their end instantaneous and more importantly what force of nature created this scenario? Classically, geological time is the vehicle cited but Peter will show that there is compelling evidence for a new paradigm.
Peter ‘Mungo’ Jupp is an Australian archaeologist who majored in Archaeology at the University of Melbourne (BA) and also attended their School of Creative Arts where he studied filmmaking techniques and production. In earlier years, he studied Applied Chemistry at RMIT and later fine arts at Chisholm Institute of Technology. In his commercial career, he lectured in Medical Imaging at the Sydney University School of Radiology. Wide scientific knowledge was gained while working for Siemens medical, Hewlett-Packard medical, Toshiba medical, ATL, and Medtel. The resulting culmination of knowledge in areas such as magnetic phenomena, chemistry, and biology, as well as ancient history and mythology, powerfully informs his unique slant on archaeology. Peter has produced 22 films on “Ancient Destructions,” following his passionate interest in uncovering lost human and earth eras. These films can be viewed on his subscription website: www.mungoflix.com Peter also writes articles on catastrophism themes at his other website: www.ancientdestructions.com and at Thunderbolts: https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/?s=jupp
The Proton-Electron Atom — A Proposal for a Structured Atomic Model
Edwin Kaal will present a new model for the atom based upon the principles of densest packing, balancing of electrostatic forces, symmetry, and the stable geometry of Platonic solids. Using this model, the sacrosanct “strong force” of the modern theory is not required. In addition, neutrons are redefined as a connection between protons and electrons. Thus, atoms in his model are just protons and electrons in electrostatic and geometric equilibrium. Following simple rules and postulations, a structured atomic model emerges. The shapes represent specific attributes of the elements such as the valence value. The model shows how a number of nucleons and the geometric shapes correlate to the elements; why there are forbidden configurations; and how groups in the periodic table naturally arise. Magnetic spheres can be used to mimic the nucleus specific construction and can be learned by anyone. Importantly, this model does not contradict the evidence in chemistry and physics, but rather provides a new interpretation and a promisingly fresh approach. With this model, Edwin has been able to resolve enigmas in chemistry and make predictions to inform future research.
Edwin Kaal has studied fundamental and environmental chemistry over his lifetime. After working in the IT sector for 10 years, he began to do independent research. His journey of discovery led him to revise the atomic structure. He has always had a passion for the expressions in nature and a fascination for science whereby the elements have always been of special interest and attraction. At EU2016, Edwin presented his re-envisioned atomic structure for the first time in the Breakout Room. He resides in the Netherlands.
Velikovsky’s Venus Encounter Reconsidered
When Immanuel Velikovsky presented evidence for planetary catastrophe in the past, his most controversial claim was that the planet Venus, appearing as a comet, had nearly collided with the Earth in the second millennium BC. The effect on our planet was global upheaval, he said.
Velikovsky also suggested that the ancient Earth-altering disturbances could not be achieved by gravity alone. Electromagnetic forces must have contributed directly to the reported changes in planetary motions. Since the publication of Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision in 1950, most criticism of that work has pointed to the absence of a dynamic system to account for the claimed phenomena. This situation will be addressed by electrical engineer Johnny Godowski, who takes up the suggested planetary encounters from an Electric Universe perspective.
Johnny Godowski received his BSEE from the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he pioneered the Highway Speed Legged Locomotion Project at UF’s Machine Intelligence Lab. After graduation, Godowski was invited to continue his Highway Speed Locomotion Research at IHMC, working with Dr. Jerry Pratt, developer of the Spring Flamingo. The continuation of this research led to a FastRunner proposal to DARPA, in which it is shown that a biped robot running at high speed in an efficient and controllable manner is now possible with resources on hand and the expertise now available at IHMC.
What Can Matter Be?
A philosophical approach
The Electric Universe emphasizes that mass is not to be confused with matter, and it suggests a way of understanding the observed effects of mass. This leaves the question: what then is matter? To recognize matter is to attribute presence to an object. Understanding this process can loosen our grip on settled assumptions that otherwise appear incontrovertible. The talk is in three parts: I. From ancient Greek philosophy; II. From the science behind perception; and III. To the paradox that is the presence of matter.
Born in Ireland and living in Switzerland, Peter Moddel works with students and teachers, facilitating their endeavors through the recognition of the mind’s structures that guide individual ways of learning. As a passionate amateur astronomer, from Palomar times onward he followed the work of Halton Arp. Philosophical reflection grounded in observation rather than in ideas forms the basis of Peter’s thinking. The role of consciousness has been the common thread of his search for solutions to specific problems in philosophy. He is the author of Making Sense, an inquiry into a perception that offers a fresh approach to age-old questions about the physical world and the role of the perceiving subject. In the context of the Electric Universe, these reflections find special relevance.
Cj RANSOM, PhD
Why So Surprising?
Since the start of the Space Age in the late 1950s, scientists were often surprised about what was found by space probes and remote detection devices. Probe results were often described as “surprising” or “unexpected”. In 1950 there were four major assumptions that were directly or indirectly used in developing predictions about what would be expected by probes in the then quickly approaching space age. If those ideas were so accurate, why were there so many surprising discoveries during the space age? This presentation address that issue.
Dr. C.J. Ransom received his Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from The University of Texas at Austin. He joined an engineering group at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas and developed electro-optics equipment, infrared (IR) detection devices and simulated infrared (IR) guided missiles using analog and digital methods. He also developed non-destructing testing techniques for crack detection in aerospace vehicles. This included IR, ultrasonic and magnetic techniques. Dr. Ransom later joined Bell Helicopter where he managed a technical computing group. He also directed the Department of Defense’s Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) program for Textron, the parent company of Bell Helicopter. Dr. Ransom taught graduate software testing in the Texas Christian University Computer Science Department. He was on the committee that developed a software engineering graduate program at Southern Methodist University. After retiring, Dr. Ransom founded Vemasat Research Institute. Since its origin in 2004, Vemasat personnel have published a number of papers. The work is mainly concerned
Ev Cochrane is the author of numerous articles and books arguing the case for recent planetary catastrophes. He will give two complimentary talks at the conference. A graduate of Iowa State University, he earned an M.S. in genetics, 1982. Ev is the author of Martian Metamorphoses (1997); The Many Faces of Venus (2001); Starf*cker (2006); and On Fossil Gods and Forgotten Worlds (2010). He is currently working on major monographs on astral religion in Ancient Egypt, the Greek myth of Phaethon, and myths of Creation.
Venus — Queen of Heaven
In his first talk, Ev Cochrane will summarize the history of Venus worship, starting with the cult of the Queen of Heaven in the Old Testament. He will show how the cult of the Queen of Heaven dovetails perfectly with the earliest descriptions of Venus in the oldest Babylonian astronomical texts. What follows from this testimony can only be explained by reference to a Venus-comet. The history of the Venus comet is reflected in ancient superstitions and myths attached to comets and the end of the world.
Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion
As a follow-up to the talk on Saturday about Venus, Ev Cochrane will show that the name for the red planet Mars comes from the cult of the Latin god Mars as well as document that the characteristics of the Latin god are closely paralleled in the earliest Babylonian descriptions of the red planet. Far from being confined to the ancient Near East alone, the very same Mars-motifs are depicted in the New World, ancient China, and aboriginal Australia yet few make any sense by reference to Mars today. Ev will go on to discuss Mars’ role in the polar configuration and show how and why it was always intimately associated with the Queen of Heaven as paramour and husband.
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