EU2020 – Speakers


Watch as this page grows with added speakers and their talk titles and summaries. Also, check out the SCHEDULE for talk times which can be used for planning and travel purposes.

Wallace Thornhill


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.



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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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The Electric Force of a Current

Is there a force between a stationary resistive circuit carrying a steady current and a stationary charge outside the circuit? Does this circuit generate an electric field outside it? Is this wire with a DC current electrically neutral along its length? These are the main questions discussed in this talk. We present the opinion of some scientists like Clausius and Feynman who believed there was no force between a charge and a circuit carrying a constant current when they were at rest relative to one another. It is shown theoretically and experimentally that this force is different from zero and that there is a distribution of surface charges along the closed circuit carrying a steady current. We present the potential and electric field outside this circuit in different geometries: a straight wire, a coaxial cable, a twin-lead, a solenoid and a ring. The history of this subject is briefly reviewed, including a discussion of the pioneering and revolutionary works of Wilhelm Weber and Gustav Kirchhoff.

Andre Koch Torres Assis is a professor of physics at the University of Campinas – UNICAMP, in Brazil, working with gravitation, electromagnetism, cosmology and history of science. He obtained his PhD in plasma physics in 1987 and held post-doctoral positions at Culham Laboratory (Oxfordshire, England), Northeastern University (Boston, USA), Hamburg University (Germany) and Dresden University of Technology (Germany). To download Dr. Assis’s books, papers and for other information please visit:


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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.

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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.

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Why We Should Solve the Publish-or-Perish Problem

How might we provoke long-overdue, fundamental changes in academic research? Traditionally, this question has elicited two categories of approaches: Persuade defenders of the status quo…

1. using the existing system of research; and/or
2. by deploying critique via non-academic channels

In this presentation, I will show that there exists yet a third category of answer which is perhaps less obvious: Fashion the desired changes as a set of implications of a solution to a different problem that academics desperately want to solve. The publish-or-perish problem is an opportunity to rethink the future of academic research, and maverick science thinkers would be wise to own it.

Chris is a JavaScript/React developer currently learning data science with R. He has worked and lived in Silicon Valley for his entire adult life. He is Controversies of Science (@controscience) on Twitter, and you can view his set of 182 “controversy cards” at


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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.

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Recovering the Lost World – A Legacy Tribute to Jno Cook

An overview of the late Jno Cook’s opus, “Recovering the Lost World” will be presented. It will include Jno’s timeline of the catastrophic events that occurred in our Solar System from the end of the last Ice Age when Saturn entered the solar system (10,900 BCE), to the year when Jupiter threw a thunderbolt at the Sun (685 BCE). The celestial mechanics of how Saturn was captured into the Solar System and the proposed electric force that enabled this will be related. Details of the electric and gravitational interactions between Saturn and Jupiter that Jno proposed will be given. This presentation is intended to be a legacy tribute to this uniquely perceptive scholar.

Roger Poisson is a retired Electrical Engineer. He worked on car radio IC Design and Device development projects for 43+ years. Roger’s interest in historical catastrophism began in 1970 when he read Immanuel Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision and Earth in Upheaval. Roger was introduced to Saturnian Cosmology in 2008 after reading the Thoth newsletters and David Talbott’s The Saturn Myth. He happened upon Jno Cook’s opus Recovering the Lost World in 2010. He was captivated by the list of events and their timeline in this work. His current research interests involve studying the sequence of planetary interactions given in this work and the celestial mechanics of the orbit changes described by Cook.

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Style of the Gods

Dress for Success had a different concept when people thought they could see the gods in the auroras. People wanted to look like the gods not only in dress but in physical characteristics. People forced baby’s heads to be elongated so that the babies would grow up to resemble the gods. As the impracticality of this became more apparent, people settled for elongated hats. In order to be a god-like leader on earth, a person needed to wear the headgear of the gods. The style persisted while the understanding of the origin disappeared.

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 in 2004.

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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.

Disclaimer: The list of speaker topics above does not imply endorsement by The Thunderbolts Project or T-Bolts Group Inc. Progress in science comes first and foremost from critical minds. It is, therefore, reasonable to give periodic attention to ideas beyond our published themes, even if we are not ready to endorse them.

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