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311. The Hero's Garment [Journals] [Aeon]
... would be different. To me it appears that we need go no further than to simply allow for the existence of such a bright "halo" surrounding the planet Mars in an earlier period of Mars' history. The characteristics ascribed to this ring in the symbolic language of myth receive convenient and natural explanations if this ring was composed of plasma- not unlike the haloes occasionally seen surrounding the Sun or the Moon, the rings shed by cometary nuclei, the rings ejected by novae, and, on a much larger scale, planetary nebulae. Leaving aside for the moment whether Venus has a place in the equation or not, this insight would be of momentous import. For ...
312. Of Lessons, Legacies, and Litmus Tests: A Velikovsky Potpourri (Part One) [Journals] [Aeon]
... varies as the inverse cube of distance for dipole-monopole interactions and as the inverse quartic of distance for dipole-dipole interactions. Gravity, by contrast, always varies as the inverse square of distance. These are the reasons why gravity is the power to deal with in the macro-world of massive bodies while electromagnetism dominates the behavior of charged particles such as the plasma in interplanetary space. Ignorance of these elementary facts fuels all kind of pseudo-scientific speculations. In retrospect, when T.A . Parry claimed that "when Velikovsky proceeded to introduce new constructs like electromagnetism in space to explain how events could take place" (Kronos I:l , p. 19), he was not heralding the ...
313. The Earth's Physical and Magnetic History [Books] [de Grazia books]
... , the gradient declines, producing a maximum potential difference of 300 000 volts between the ground and the atmosphere at an altitude of twenty kilometers. The direction of this gradient is consistent with the notion of a negatively charged Earth in a slightly less negative environment . So the => troposphere forms an electrical sheath joining the ionospheric plasma to the charged Earth. Above, in the => ionosphere, strong electrical flows are documented with maximum currents of the order of 90 000 amperes. These flows occur in a plasmasphere analogous in form but not in behavior to the Sun's photosphere. Farther up, another electrical sheath, a => double layer, exists which joins ...
314. Some Comments on "Still Facing Many Problems" (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... . . . But let me first point out that the interplanetary gas cloud solves not only one problem, but several. 1. Interplanetary discharges: Velikovsky described electrical discharges between planets. The light emitted by a visible discharge comes from ionization and deionization of gas. The solar wind that blows through interplanetary space today consists of a completely ionized plasma, and it is hard to see how any further ionization or deionization could take place there. Electric currents do flow through this plasma, but they are invisible, even at night. But if gas was present, this would explain how the discharges would be visible. 2. Theophany: The ancients thought that they heard speech or ...
315. "The Seasons Alter": Catastrophism in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Continued) [Journals] [Kronos]
... out of control, for Oberon is still pre-occupied with Titania.(54) Such things, when interpreted astrophysically, correspond to Velikovsky's description of the physical consequences of the interaction between Earth, Mars, Moon, and Venus 2700 years ago. In the resultant gravitational and electromagnetic jarring, planets and satellites alternated attractions and emitted streamers of ionized plasma, while the Moon heated up and bubbled, and Mars grew warlike and threatening in its fiery redness, all accompanied by the tremendous noise of tectonic movement and volcanic eruption on Earth and electrostatic attraction and repulsion in the skies. In particular, there appears to be a thick cluster of such catastrophic memories concentrated in the second scene of ...
316. Compendium [Journals] [Pensee]
... Velikovsky himself- he let his attitude be known at Lewis and Clark: "I have not expected in my lifetime to be at this conference. I did not even expect to live into the space age. I am fortunate, and I am thankful." PHYSICAL SCIENCES Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky Keynote Address Ralph E. Juergens- civil engineer Plasma In Interplanetary Space. - Reconciling Celestial Mechanics and Velikovskian Catastrophism Dr. C. J. Ransom- plasma physicist, General Dynamics (Fort Worth) 1. Review of Earlier Arguments Against the Velikovsky Theory 2. Geological Mechanisms and Catastrophism John Dyer- chief of navigation team, Project Pioneer, NASA Ames Research Center The Jupiter Probe and ...
317. Can Worlds Collide? [Journals] [Kronos]
... occur in the Earth- Moon system, which we may expect to see increasingly in the news. For example, the long-delayed-echoes of the 1928 radio pioneers, which some have construed in 1973 as evidence of an alien interstellar monitor in the solar system, have been more prosaically explained in 1974 by A. T. Lawton as reflections from plasma trapped at the lunar libration points L4 or L5. As another example, Princeton physicist Dr. G. K. O'Neill has lately been gathering great support, both from his professional peers and in the popular media, for his ambitious proposals to place city-sized space-habitats at Lunar L5. In 1773, Laplace published an alleged theorem, later ...
318. Thoth Vol IV, No 13: Aug 31, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... comets are not the apocalyptic threat to the Earth imaginatively portrayed by artists. Such pictures are entirely fanciful because a comet would be disrupted electrically by a cosmic thunderbolt before it hit the Earth. The only visible evidence remaining would be an electric arc crater like Meteor Crater in Arizona. The Electric Universe model grew from the realization that a new plasma cosmology and an understanding of electrical phenomena in space could illuminate the new work being done in comparative mythology. In return the images of events witnessed in the prehistoric sky and their sequence could help unravel the recent history of the Earth, Mars and Venus. By accepting data over a far wider span of knowledge and human existence than conventional ...
319. Book Shelf [Journals] [Aeon]
... ' foundation for their 70 storey cosmological edifice may also need to be condemned by the building inspectors. Their use of the nebular hypothesis of planet formation, shifted out beyond Pluto's orbit, creates more problems than it purports to solve. In my opinion, any work on cosmology which ignores a full-scale interdisciplinary approach, including the promising research on plasma cosmology (see The Big Bang Never Happened by Eric Lerner), is doomed from the outset. Plasma cosmology has consistent, plausible and testable theories for the origin of stars and planets from widely dispersed matter. The problem of transfer of angular momentum may also be naturally solved without the need for unseen companions and a succession of unlikely ...
320. Is the Universe Finite? [Journals] [Aeon]
... have scavenged a supply of electrons to form hydrogen, and somewhat later the residuum of free neutrons would have decayed into protons, and these too would combine with electrons to form additional hydrogen. A few hours after the Big Bang the synthesis of helium would have stopped, and for the subsequent million years the expansive cooling would continue until the plasma had lost enough energy and was chilled sufficiently for the still rather hot nuclei to gather electrons and become full-fledged atoms. Still later a few molecules would form from the random combination of the more chemically active free atoms. And, finally, clumps would form in regions of plasma instability, and proto-stars and proto-galaxies would begin forming, until ...
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