Mapping the Absurd

So-called “dark matter clumps” in a galaxy cluster. The “unseen matter” is a “smooth heap of dark matter”. Credit: Yale University/Hubble Space Telescope Frontier Fields.


Nov 16, 2017

Astrophysicists are fixated on dark matter.

The scientific press is convinced that dark matter exists. They believe that there are aspects of the theory that can be “known”. While dark matter, by its very definition, is undetectable by any instrument, it is often written that astronomers can see its effects. Galaxies are said to rotate faster than predicted, and that there is too little visible matter to account for the anomaly. That first assumption leads to the speculation that it is abundant in the Universe. It is thought by consensus astronomers that it makes up 85% of all “non-baryonic” particles. What those particles are is still a mystery, even after decades of research.

Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan said:

“While we now have a precise cosmic inventory for the amount of dark matter and how it is distributed in the universe, the particle itself remains elusive.”

Despite the irony inherent in that contention, Yale scientists constructed a “dark matter map” based on a highly questionable phenomenon called “gravitational lensing”. It is not the intent of this article to take issue with gravitational lensing, since it was discussed many times in previous Pictures of the Day. Suffice to say, the idea comes from a theory suggesting that space and time can bend, thereby “focusing” distant objects that would ordinarily remain unseen.

Dark matter is said to be the additional mass that makes gravitational lensing possible. Distortions in the shapes of “lensed” objects were deconstructed by the Yale team in order to fabricate their “dark matter map”. It is not surprising that the press release about the study states, “… the map closely matches computer simulations of dark matter theoretically predicted by the cold dark matter model.”

Electric Universe theory does not require an unseen and undetectable component.

There are many problems with dark matter theory, yet cosmologists persist in using it to propose how far away things are, how old they are, and what they are made of. This is done in order to save the prevailing gravitational theory of the Universe.

Since dark matter does not emit electromagnetic radiation in any bandwidth, the only means available to confirm its existence is to look for its gravitational effects on luminous matter. Galaxies are thought to require dark matter in order for them to maintain their structures. Without it, say astronomers, galaxies would fly apart.

Conventional theories are flawed right out of the gate by assuming that galaxies are gravity-based structures, obeying the laws of mechanics and momentum. However, they are not “whirlpools of stars” that depend on gravity—a force that is extremely weak when compared to electromagnetism. Galaxies are electrically active celestial bodies in which each star is the locus of charge flow. Electricity flowing through dusty plasma is responsible for the births of stars and galaxies. Such flows of electricity are commonly called Birkeland currents, after their discoverer, Kristian Birkeland.

Birkeland currents twist around one another in a helical formation. A cross sectional analysis of the helices in laboratory experiments reveals the familiar barred-spiral shape of a galaxy. Since galaxies are most likely electrical in nature, electromagnetic forces act on them with such power that gravity can be ignored when modeling their shapes and behavior.

Electricity flows through a galaxy like the Milky Way out of the polar axis and then back through the spiral arms. There is most likely a circuit across the galactic disk, receiving its power from Birkeland currents that connect the galaxy with the rest of the Universe. Presumably, billion-light-year long strands of magnetically confined electric filaments are transmitting power from one end of space to the other.

As intergalactic Birkeland currents move through galaxies, like the Milky Way, they may generate a toroidal particle beam at the edge of the disk, which would energize a ring of stars. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey found such a ring surrounding the Milky Way at a reported distance of 120,000 light years. Dark matter theory, along with its attendant speculations, can be dismissed when electricity is considered.

Stephen Smith

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