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241. Comets: The Loose Thread [Thunderbolts Website]
... and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems Comet Wild 2 is shown in close-up above. Beside it is a microscopic view of an EDM (electrical discharge machined) surface. Note the flat-floored depressions with steep scalloped walls and terracing. The small white spots on the comet can then be reasonably identified as the active cathode arcs that produce the cometary jets. 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 Sep 23, 2005 Comets: The Loose Thread Spacecraft have now visited four comets. What they found contradicts what was expected and falsifies accepted comet theory. But that theory is woven with every other astronomical theory into a cosmology that defines the universe as we know it. The fall of comet theory will inevitably bring us a new and different universe. Comets are giving accepted comet theory a hard time. Close-up images of comet nuclei from spacecraft have contradicted about every expectation of theory ...
242. Thoth Vol. IV, No 17 Dec 15, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... it's possible to accumulate enough charge and move it with enough power to toss planets around like electrons. Irving Langmuir could provide some enlightenment here. He's dead, but his discoveries linger on. One discovery was that just a few ions in a substance can cause it to behave in unexpected ways. It forms cells and filaments. Charges separate into double layers that insulate cells from each other. The filaments twist around each other. They writhe and radiate. They seem almost alive-- which is why Irving called the substance a plasma. An accumulation of charge inside one cell doesn't interact with that in another cell until the double layers break down. Then they interact with tremendous power. Another discovery (maybe this wasn't Langmuir's) was that plasmas exhibit the same behavior over large ranges of scale. From millimeter-sized sparks in a lab that last a millionth of a second to kilometer-long lightning bolts that last several seconds, the same properties can be observed. A long list of investigators has tried to draw attention to the similarities between certain astronomical phenomena and these lab ...
243. Discussion on Wal Thornhill & Ev Cochrane's papers [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2000:1 "Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event" Home¦ Issue Contents Discussion on Wal Thornhill& Ev Cochrane's papers Wal Thornhill said he was sorry he didn't bring his slide looking down the barrel of a discharging plasma focus device discharging. Birkeland currents run from the central cylindrical conductor to the outer concentric cylindrical conductor and they space themselves equally so that it looks like radiant streamers. The streamers can rotate, giving various swastika and whirling effects. The streamers follow the field lines, which in the polar configuration curve away from Venus towards Saturn. So, the appearance of Venus from Earth as a radiant flower or 8-fold star will only work in the polar configuration, because the magnetic field has to stem radially outwards, symmetrically, which it wouldn't do if Venus was orbiting Saturn equatorially. The appearance from the Earth would be just like a flower, with the Birkeland currents appearing pinched more closely at the ionosphere of Venus and expanding as they move away along the magnetic field lines, curving back towards Saturn ...
244. Thoth Vol. IV, No 15 Oct 15, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... first close encounter with Wal Thornhill, he electrified me with a picture of Zeus holding a thunderbolt. The bolt was football shaped with stringy things spiraling out of it. Wal explained that it was the shape a plasmoid took in a vacuum. "Gee-golly-cornpone!" I thought. "The ancient Greeks carved statues of something that hasn't been seen until modern man cranked up the current in a high-voltage lab." Now it's happened again. At the recent seminar in Portland, the work of Tony Peratt, author of "The Plasma Universe," (Springer- Verlag, 1992) was called to our attention. His work shows pictures of extremely powerful plasma discharges in his lab. They're called "Peratt instabilities." As the current is pumped up, the stringy things (NASA's technical jargon for Birkeland filaments, which they re-discovered awhile back in the tail of Venus) grow saw-toothed edges and make a tumultuous noise. (That last is the ancient Egyptian scribe Ipuwer's jargon: "Oh that the Earth would cease from noise and tumult be no more ...
245. The Saturn Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... 26. D. Reisman, 'Iddin-Dagan's Sacred Marriage Hymn', JCS 25, 1973, pp. 186-191. 27. E. Cochrane, 'The Female Star', Aeon 5:3, 1998, pp. 49-64. 28. See the discussion in E. Cochrane, 'Martian Meteorites in Ancient Myth and Modern Science', Aeon 4:2, 1995, pp. 57-73. Discussion on Wal Thornhill& Ev Cochrane's papers Wal Thornhill said he was sorry he didn't bring his slide looking down the barrel of a discharging plasma focus device discharging. Birkeland currents run from the central cylindrical conductor to the outer concentric cylindrical conductor and they space themselves equally so that it looks like radiant streamers. The streamers can rotate, giving various swastika and whirling effects. The streamers follow the field lines, which in the polar configuration curve away from Venus towards Saturn. So, the appearance of Venus from Earth as a radiant flower or 8-fold star will only work in the polar configuration, because the magnetic field has to stem radially outwards, symmetrically, which it ...
246. Thoth Vol. VI, No. 8 Dec 15, 2002 [Thoth Website]
... of experimental results that invalidates different errors." The criterion of reliability avoids basing judgements on feelings of confidence arising from what may be self-congratulatory confirmations. Confirmation, after all, only confirms presumptions. A long list of confirmations of a theory's predictions can give you a strong feeling of confidence in the theory. But that only tells you the theory works where it works. It can't tell you whether an alternative might work better. Confidence can be generated at will simply by not considering or testing possible alternatives. An illustrative case from plasma physics was Chapman's refusal to look?or even to acknowledge the invitation to look?at Alfven's demonstration of the electrical properties of plasma. "[ R eliability hinges on a dual process of confirmation and ruling out error," Allchin writes. "Reliability deepens by investigating and excluding possible error." It requires systematic conjecture, methodical speculation. He even suggests a slogan that could be mounted under the one in the medical lab: "Check for flaws before declaring laws." Checking presumptions with error probes is especially important ...
247. 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 $]
... images and their various expressions, starting with the Warrior Hero. In the video, he had time to cover more facets, such as the Princess and the Dragon (they all come together in the myth of Saint George). He showed pictures of the hero with a halo, Apollo= Mars as the axle of the cosmic wheel; the plant of life, the head of the hero enclosed by a lion's mane, with an eye on his chest. The image of the owl, Venus as the owl-eyed goddess; plasma material streams stretching from Venus to Saturn in the Polar Configuration which would lead to images expressed as petal wheels, the peacock (Juno's emblem), the scallop shell (Aphrodite's), a fan, a date palm, the feathered head-dress of the warrior hero; Medusa; the Egyptian simplified image of the papyrus swamp; the pharaoh's striped head-dress (think of Tutankhamun); three-legged emblems like the coat of arms of the Isle of Man, and even the Mercedes star. Talbott concluded: 'An uneventful Solar System is a ...
248. New Physics Supports Planetary Catastrophism [SIS C&C Review $]
... For instance, electrical shielding effects would noticeably modify the lunar orbit about the Earth. Powerful eddy currents would be induced in planetary surfaces, tending to slow down (or speed up) their rotation until phase-locked with the Sun. Even more critical is the speed of light delay in electromagnetic fields which would have the Earth, for example, always being tugged toward a point in space where the Sun was eight minutes ago. This would cause obvious precession of the Earth's aphelion. We know now that space is filled with a rarefied plasma, which is like a gas in which many of the atoms have lost their electrical neutrality by having an electron or two knocked off. The result is that space is full of practically equal numbers of positive and negative charges, their movement subject to electric and magnetic fields and with a minuscule influence due to radiation pressure and gravity. We also know that a plasma will organise its charged particles to attempt to prevent an electric field from penetrating very far. Consequently, Velikovsky's simple electromagnetic model of the solar system fails because the ...
249. Thoth Vol. III, No. 4 Feb 15, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... the opportunities of creating lives that connect with a universe of vitality. The benefits of catastrophe are underappreciated. Mel Acheson thoth@Whidbey.com---- THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE CD by Wallace Thornhill review by Amy Acheson Wallace Thornhill's CD offers a visual invitation to toss aside the straightjacket of paradigm paralysis and explore the universe from an electric point of view. He covers an enormous range of phenomena, from subatomic particles through stellar and galactic evolution, floodlighting our understanding of the universe with insights garnered from mythical symbols, space probes, and plasma lab experiments. As an illustration, let me compare the received explanation with Thornhill's electric explanation for the tail of Halley's Comet, both presented in light of photographs returned by the ESA spacecraft Giotto in March, 1986. The standard theory states that "Comets grow tails only when they get warm enough for ice and dust to boil off.... on the [sunward side, jets of gas and dust spurt from active holes in its [the comet's surface and are illuminated by the sun." (THE GREAT ...
250. Thoth Vol. VII, No 4 June 15, 2003 [Thoth Website]
... 1+ 1= 4. But there's no guarantee reality goes that way: Maybe the real path is 1+ 3= 4. Quantum weirdness may only be ambiguity in our categories (of waves/particles that move) rather than in light. What if light is a "cumulative response"? No one has bothered to develop a mathematical theory for that... yet. What if light is something else? No one has bothered to peer down the cognitive alleyways for a third or fourth possibility: Consider that plasma discharge phenomena are scalable over at least 14 orders of magnitude, from the scale of galaxies to the scale of atoms. Why stop with "fundamental" subatomic particles? What if the "zoo" of subatomic particles are merely tiny electrical sparks --plasmoids --observed at different stages of their evolution or under different discharge conditions? (Imagine a subatomic-sized Herbig-Haro star or active Seyfert galaxy --the "doughnut on a stick" form typical of so many plasma discharge phenomena.) What if reality consists of larger sparks driving smaller sparks all the ...
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