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141. The Tunguska Event (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... one force that allows for a unified solution and excludes no field of evidence. Proponents of the “Electric Universe” ask that this new perspective on the physical world be judged by its predictive ability, its ability to explain all relevant data. In accounting for the Tunguska event they insist that, unlike prior “explanations”, the Electric Universe does not leave a substantial body of evidence unexplained. The extraordinary power of the high-energy explosion above ground. The most likely origin of the object that caused the Tunguska event is the short-period comet Encke, the acknowledged source of the Beta Taurid meteor shower. On June 30, the shower was at its peak. In the electric model of comets, the energy released when a comet fragment encounters the Earth is not limited by the mass and kinetic energy of the fragment, but includes the electrical energy due to the charge differential between it and the Earth. This stored electrical energy also accounts for the “astonishing” explosion that occurred when the Deep Impact probe met up with Comet Tempel 1. Calculations of the mass ...
142. Cometary Knots [Thunderbolts Website]
... features of a planetary nebula "cometary knots" because of their resemblance to giant comets. From an Electric Universe point of view, the resemblance may be more than visual. As long ago as the 1940ıs, an electrical researcher, Dr. Charles Bruce of England, identified planetary nebulae as stellar electric discharge phenomena. Although the heads, or comas, of these "comets" are twice the size of our solar system and much dustier than our comets, their electrodynamics is essentially the same. The coma of a solar system comet is generated by the difference in electrical potential between the nucleus and the surrounding plasma. A charged body placed in plasma forms a cocoon around itself, called a Langmuir sheath or plasma sheath. The cocoon isolates the charge on the body from the surrounding plasma. At the sheath boundary, two layers of charge, called a ¦" double layer," take most of the electrical stress. If the electrical stress is high enough the plasma sheath may glow. The changing electrical stress on a comet is due to its highly ...
143. Straka: Science or Anti-Science? [Pensee]
... forces. However, the Earth is not a perfect globe; on the other hand, it is a magnet. Objectivity, correct data, precision in estimates, unbiased evaluation are the desirable traits of a scientist. Some of these attributes are missing in the exhibition titled "Science and Anti-Science." Immanuel Velikovsky II Straka teaches a course on "Velikovsky, Whiston, and Horberger." He does not know the title of Whiston's book on catastrophes. He says that Whiston ascribed the parting of the Sea of Passage to a comet and that, after considering gravitational forces to account for the parting, Whiston has recourse to electrical and magnetic forces. The title of Whiston's famed book is A New Theory of the Earth; it was first published in 1696 and saw six editions. Velikovsky repeatedly referred to it in Worlds in Collision (pp. 39-42 and elsewhere). As far as we can verify, Whiston did not discuss in his book the electromagnetic pull of a comet at the Sea of Passage, nor did he discuss a comet at all in ...
144. Electric Arcs in Planetary Science [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Upper left: Inset: laboratory arc, courtesy of John Dyer; lower left: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/puckett4.html 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 Mar 07, 2005 Electric Arcs in Planetary Science If you ve been following our Picture of the Day, you ve seen the electric arc on the upper left more than once on these pages. It comes to us from the website, “Sparks and Arcs,” sponsored by John Dyer-- http://www.johndyer.com/sparxarcs.html We also include above a photograph of the comet Hale-Bopp, enhanced to emphasize the rich filamentation of the comet tail. Electric Universe theorists identify comets as plasma discharge phenomena negatively charged objects moving rapidly through the electric field of the Sun. Some advocates of the Electric Universe have devoted decades to investigating the human past, concluding that ...
145. Now, It's Comet Showers That Did It [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 54: Nov-Dec 1987 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Now, it's comet showers that did it The impact/extinction controvery still rages. A careful evaluation of paleontological evidence has persuaded catas trophists to think in terms of comet showers spread out over a few million years, rather than a single impact per extinction. This short abstract from a Nature article says it all: "If at least some mass extinctions are caused by impacts, why do they extend over intervals of one to three million years and have a partly stepwise character? The solution may be provided by multiple cometary impacts. Astronomical, geological and palaeontological evidence is consistent with a causal connection between comet showers, clusters of impact events and stepwise mass exi tinctions, but it is too early to tell how pervasive this relationship may be." (Hut, Piet, et al; "Comet Showers as a Cause of Mass Extinctions," Nature, 329:118, 1987.) Comment. In ...
146. Halley's Comet Infected By Bacteria? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 46: Jul-Aug 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Halley's comet infected by bacteria? "Halley's comet is coated with organic molecules. Two astronomers working with the Anglo-Australian Telescope, David Allen and Dayal Wickramasinghe, have found strong evidence in an infrared spectrum of the comet, taken two weeks ago. The spectrum, spanning the wavelengths 2-4 micrometres, shows a prominent feature centred at 3.4 micrometres which the two astronomers attribute to emission by carbon-hydrogen bonds in a solid." Chandra Wickramasinghe (Dayal's brother) states that the emissivity of Halley's comet matches exactly the emissivity of bacteria as observed in the laboratory. This observation supports the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe suggestion that comets transport life forms around the universe. Of course, more conservative scientists contend that rather complex organic molecules can be synthesized in space abiogenically. These molecules might account for the observations. (Chown, Marcus; "Organics or Organisms in Halley's Nucleus," New Scientist, p. 23, April 17, 1986.) Comment ...
147. Editor's Page [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:6 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Editor's Page Comet Hale-Bopp has come and gone-- at least from our Vancouver B.C., sky. Described as a spectacle in the heavens, it has mesmerized thousands of watchers. Still being touted as "big, frozen dirt-balls," comets continue to be presented as having been "created at the same time as the sun and planets." This particular one has been calculated to be "four times the size of Halley's," and won't be back in our skies for another 2, 400 years. What amused me mostly, however, was not the usual statistics about the comet, but two particular articles on the subject which appeared in the March 24, 1997, issue of Newsweek. Describing Hale-Bopp as a "link to the past," one of the article states that this comet was "last seen in these parts 4, 200 years ago"-- although, some lines later, "4, 210 years ago"-- which doesn't ...
148. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... January 11, 1955 [sent January 18 Dear Professor Einstein: Am I right or wrong in the following: A comet grazing the sun can experience an el .-magn. effect without violating Kepler ? s 3rd law, because: 1. A static potential difference between the sun and a body on an orbit would also produce an inverse square relation which can be hidden in the gravitational effect. 2. The magnetic component of the effect would produce acceleration. And actually an unaccounted for acceleration is observed in comets passing close to the sun; this effect was studied on Comet Encke. (J. Zenneck, ? Gravitation ? s in Encyclop. d. Mathem. Wiss. vol. V, part I, p. 44). 3. Even assuming a comet as a neutral body partly consisting of ionized gases, and a solar protuberance as a collection of ions of one sign on a neutral sun, we would have in a grazing comet a conductor passing through an electrical field. By the way, Kepler himself regarded the motion of the ...
149. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... 1997 Cambridge Conference Procedings: Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations The Proceedings of the SIS 1997 Cambridge Conference are due to be published shortly by Archaeopress, Oxford. The Proceedings should be on the market by December 1998. The book will have some 252 pages and will cost £36 but with a discount for SIS members who order through the SIS Book Service. For details, contact SIS Book Service c/o Val Pearce (Mrs), 10 Witley Green, Darley Heights, Stopsley, Bedfordshire, LU2 8TR, UK. Comet Hale-Bopp is innocent- OK? On p. 1 of C&CR 1997:2, it was stated that comet Hale-Bopp had collided with Jupiter. However, as reader Michael Reade was quick to point out, it was not Hale-Bopp but comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 which collided with the giant planet. As far as is known, comet Hale-Bopp (which looked so marvellous in our skies in 1997) is still alive and well and has not suffered any major collisions. Apologies to all the planetary bodies involved.... ...
150. Falls of Blood from Venus [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 4 No 1 (Jul 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents Falls of Blood from Venus Bernard Newgrosh Dr Velikovsky has produced numerous citations from ancient sources to show how falls of a blood-like substance occurred when a "new" comet (later to become the planet Venus) came into catastrophic contact with the Earth:(1) the Manuscript Quiche of the Maya, the so-called Papyrus Ipuwer from Egypt and the Book of Exodus all record the fact that the water in the rivers was turned into "blood". In addition to these examples, Dr Velikovsky refers to the Greek myth of Zeus and Typhon, the Finnish epic Kalevala and the lore of the Altai Tartars. However, a more exhaustive survey of such legends would include the Sumerian myth of Inanna (a Venus goddess) who filled the wells of Sumer with "blood",(2) the Egyptian story of the goddess Hathor (also Venus) whose visits to Earth were associated with the covering of the land with a blood-like "beer",(3) ...
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