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61. The Ever-Elusive "Dark Energy" [Thunderbolts Website]
... (the shift of spectra from distant objects in space toward the red end of the light spectrum). Astronomers view redshift as a reliable indicator of the speed at which an object is moving away from the observer. The result of this interpretation is the now-famous “expanding universe”. Applying assumptions that once seemed obvious, the redshifted objects in space must mean that the universe is growing larger, as the distances between observed objects grows ever greater. Another foundational principle is that of an electrically neutral, gravity-driven universe. And if gravity is the controlling force, then it follows that distant objects ’ velocities of recession, set in motion by the big bang, are slowing down — an inescapable consequence of gravity. In fact, this too was once a foundational assumption of the big bang theory. But the astronomers ’ confidence was shattered when it was realized from the study of a particular class of supernovae, that something was dreadfully wrong. It appeared that the “expansion” of the universe was not slowing down at all. The troublemakers were the “ ...
62. On the Dark Side [Thunderbolts Website]
... One Order Link Feb 28, 2006 In the Dark on Matter Fabulous Matter and Energy Since there is no experimental or observable evidence that dark matter exists, is it just a prop for the beleaguered big bang theory? This highly speculative construct is now combined with one just as fabulous --dark energy --to shore up current cosmological dogma. In the 1930s, astronomers Fritz Zwicky and Sinclair Smith were puzzled by the motions they observed within the Virgo and Coma galactic clusters. Everything seemed to be moving too fast to be held in place by gravity. So they conjectured that something they could not see was exerting a gravitational effect on these clusters. But most astronomers were only marginally impressed. In the 1970s, however, astronomers began to examine the rotational motions of spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way. The rotational speeds of the stars that make up spiral galaxies are far too great, they said: At such speeds the constituent stars should be flying apart. So astronomers, accustomed to thinking only in terms of gravity, calculated how much additional matter was required ...
63. Bodies and Circuits [Thunderbolts Website]
... ; NASA's Observatorium home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal May 03, 2005 The Electric Universe: Part I Bodies and Circuits The flood of surprising space-age observations is bursting the explanatory limits of conventional views, which date from the gaslight era. A new view of the universe is emerging, one based on the modern discoveries of the electrical properties of plasma. An apple fell on Isaac Newton ’ s head and he conceived the gravity universe. An aurora “fell” on Kristian Birkeland ’ s head and he conceived the plasma universe. The story of Newton and the apple is apocryphal. But Birkeland trekked to the Norwegian Arctic, stood under the aurora, and took measurements that revealed the presence of electric currents. Newton lived in a world of apple trees, gaslights and gears. Birkeland lived on the threshold of a world of aurora probes, electric lights and plasma. It ’ s been over 300 years since Newton encountered his apple, and his ...
64. A Tornado in Space (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... plausible answers. What force is capable of producing high-energy jets spanning light-years? And by what means are these jets confined to a narrow stream across such distances? Jetting stars, now observed by the hundreds, find no comfortable place in the lexicon of traditional astronomy. The only known force that can prevent a stream of gas from rapidly dispersing in the vacuum of space is magnetism, and only electric currents can generate a magnetic field. But early in the twentieth century, the community of astronomers had already settled on the idea that gravity and inertia rule the heavens. Having constructed a simple and secure vision of the cosmos, they were not eager to entertain a more exotic force except as an inferior consideration, a footnote to a mathematically elegant “big picture” of the cosmos. The enigma is highlighted by the top picture above: 1500 light-years from Earth lies “Herbig Haro 111”, displaying a jet 12 light-years long with charged particles accelerated to speeds approaching 500 kilometers per second. The finely filamentary and knotted jet spans three times the distance from the ...
65. The Mystery of Chicxulub Crater [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Geological Survey of Canada Gravity anomaly map of the Chicxulub Crater area. Red and yellow indicate gravity highs; green and blue indicate gravity lows. The white line indicates the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. White dots are sinkholes, called "cenotes." home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Thunderbolts of the Gods is a 108 page 8-1/2 x 11 full color monograph based on the life work of the two authors --a revolutionary synthesis of comparative mythology and the newly-discovered "Electric Universe". The Monograph includes an hour-long DVD introducing various aspects of the Electric Universe explained by members of the Thunderbolts Group. More Information Book Synopsis Read Chapter One Order Link Jan 30, 2006 The Mystery of Chicxulub Crater In the controversy over what killed the dinosaurs, geologists debated volcanism versus impact. Volcanism couldn't explain the facts as well as impact, which won ...
66. Gravity Down, Mass Up [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 12: Fall 1980 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Gravity down, mass up The variation of the gravitational constant, G, with time would not be considered seriously were it not for the surprising coincidence of two enormous dimensionless numbers: (1) The ratio of the electrical to gravitational force between the electron and the proton in a hydrogen atom; and (2) The ratio of the age of the universe and the atomic unit of time. If these two ratios are truly equal, then G must decrease with time. Beyond the unstable feeling one gets, there is nothing in physics or cosmology to discourage a belief in time-varying gravity. Indeed, some as-tronomical data weakly support the idea. It is geophysics, though, where one finds strong evidence. Measurements of the decreasing length of the day and the expansion of the earth give about the same value for a decreasing G-- after other contributing factors have been eliminated. An interesting consequence of all this ...
67. Thoth Vol. III, No. 5 March 15, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... THOTH A Catastrophics Newsletter VOL III, No. 5 March 15, 1999 EDITOR: Amy Acheson PUBLISHER: Michael Armstrong LIST MANAGER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS THE PARADIGM SHOPPE............... by Mel Acheson MORE TESTIMONIALS...... .by Barry Cornett and Wal Thornhill ELECTRICAL GRAVITY............... by Wal Thornhill QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTRIC SUN........ by Wal Thornhill GALACTIC CURRENTS AND THE OUTER PLANETS.... .by Wal Thornhill---- THE PARADIGM SHOPPE By Mel Acheson thoth@Whidbey.com This issue of Thoth contains a compilation of comments on solar phenomena as understood from an electrical or plasma-physics viewpoint. They illustrate what has been called the "incommensurability" of paradigms, a scholarly term for what is actually a rather mundane occurrence: the difficulties-and benefits !-of communication when words have more than one meaning. The difficulties arise from the listener's assumption that the speaker means what the listener has ...
68. Chapter IV: The Common Questions [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... of his sources for critical scrutiny by everyone, should not be dismissed hastily upon mere group consensus about the validity of obsolete ideas, which true experts have long ago dismissed as illusion". So the next time you hear an authority claim that it has absolutely been proven that the Solar System was stable in the past, is now, and shall be forevermore, amen, perhaps you can detect just a hint of faith in the expression. There is no such rigorous proof, and this is so noted by rnany authorities. GRAVITY VERSUS ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS Velikovsky notes that the ancients observed electrical discharges between the Earth and external bodies during close encounters between them. It was then natural to conclude that the bodies were not at the same electric potential. He also noted that the tilting of the Earth's axis could be most easily accomplished by electromagnetic interactions between Earth and another body. A number of other effects associated with the close encounters could be explained by electromagnetic interactions. However, some astronomers claim that gravity cannot explain the events, and electromagnetic fields are too weak ...
69. A Personal Report on, and Irreverent Look at, the World Conference 'Planetary Violence in Human History' Portland, Oregon, January 3-5, 1997 [SIS C&C Review $]
... . Milton& de Grazia's Solaria Binaria- p. 37, shows the flow of material between Sun and Super-Uranus (as they called the Sun's companion). (Earl Milton could not attend due, I believe, to an attack of pneumonia.) 5. Dinosaurs could not exist under present gravitational conditions. Ted showed a reconstruction of a giant dinosaur so large an elephant could have stood under its belly. The ratio of weight to size would have been so large that they would have needed a 3:1 attenuation of gravity to be able to walk. Only the presence of a larger moon, or Earth's position in something like the Saturnian configuration, would have made this possible. However, I was told by Wal Thornhill: 'The closeness of another planetary body to the Earth is not sufficient to attenuate gravity by pulling objects upward( to the degree required by Ted's calculation) without disrupting them both. It requires an actual change in the force of gravity from the Earth itself. This is where we get into trouble with the physicists. They ...
70. No title [Thoth Website]
... and Dwardu presented a salvo of compelling mythological work which we are hoping to take on the road to the Whole Life Expos around the country this spring and summer. Robert Bass unveiled new orbital dynamic material produced by his own orery program and showed himself to be a one-man library of references to current applicable research, keeping the other speakers busy taking notes during the day-after meeting. And Ted Holden, our curmudgeon cum laude, presented an update of his compelling material on the impossibility of sauropod (big dinosaurs) scaling in earth's present gravity. Paleontologist Robert Dunlap showed clips from 4 of his video productions about extinctions and meteor craters and after some some prompting& cajoling, managed to get a handle on Ted Holden's compelling sauropod scaling argument. C. J. Ransom provided much needed comic relief with his witticisms and ironies regarding basic resistance to Velikovskian catastrophism. Conference organizer, Dave Talbott's talk on Sunday barely seemed to get started when his time was up so an invitation was extended for the banquet crowd to see it through to completion after the dinner. It appeared ...
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