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341. Thoth Vol IV, No 9: May 31, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... from Merlin was part of my research for the videotaping session in Portland. The website includes wonderful pictures, plus the comments listed below. How long will they say things like Jets contain a mixture of charged particles and magnetic fields, ' before they realize that they are describing electrical currents in space? Black holes are not needed here. Plasma can do the job better. ~Amy http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/merlin/about/layman/jet.html From the website: How this energy is generated, and how it is transported, is a key problem in astrophysics, but most theorists agree that only a massive black ...
342. Thoth Vol IV, No 11: July 15, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... the simplest form having a circular cross-section. It is an anode jet that clears the photospheric lightning and gives rise to the phenomenon we call a sunspot. There is no clear explanation in standard models why sunspots should exist as a result of convection. Arm-waving about trapped and twisted magnetic fields breaking through the photosphere ignores the simple fact that a plasma is not a superconductor and cannot sustain a magnetic field without electrical input. And electrical input is anathema to astrophysicists. As might be expected in an Electric Universe, the pattern is repeated here on Earth. There is an earthly analogue of sunspots in the form of ephemeral holes that appear in the Earth's UV dayglow. (Seen in ...
343. Thoth Vol V, No 1: Jan 15, 2001 [Journals] [Thoth]
... and nuclear fission or fusion, the effect would be similar to that of an explosion of many hydrogen bombs...". He claimed in advance that some craters on the Moon would exhibit enhanced radioactivity. That was later discovered to the surprise of geologists. The specific appearance and action of the electric discharge is the realm of the plasma physicist and high-voltage electrical engineering. The tornadic effects "causing crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees" is expected from the rotary nature of such a discharge and the acceleration of matter upwards. The strange type of burning associated with an electric arc is also expected ...
344. Introduction to Velikovsky [Articles]
... discovery supports Velikovsky. Velikovsky claimed, as early as 1950, that space is not a vacuum, but is permeated by magnetic fields and electric charges, so that electromagnetism plays a major role in all cosmic relationships. No one agreed with him at the time, but that has changed with the discovery of the Earth's magnetosphere and the solar plasma, not to mention quasars and pulsars and black holes. Velikovsky also said that the sun is electrically charged. A Harvard astronomer, asserting that if Velikovsky wanted a mathematical refutation he would give him one, calculated that the sun cannot hold a greater negative charge than 1 volt,.whereas Velikovsky requires a charge of 1019 volts. ...
345. Kicking The Sacred Cow: Questioning The Unquestionable And Thinking The Impermissible (Book review) [Journals] [Aeon]
... few million lightyears. Maarten Schmidt himself had indicated that: "Only the detection of an irrefutable proper motion of parallax would definitely establish 3C 273 as an object within our Galaxy" [4 ]- the very argument Halton Arp had been espousing when he was dismissed. Moreover, Marcia Bartusiak left out any mention of Alfvén's pioneering work in plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics for which he was anointed with Swedish holy water, to say nothing of their subsequent application to cosmology, but merely stated off-handedly that: "For many years a small but vocal group argued that the quasars were not situated at cosmological distances at all but instead were dense objects set closer in." [5 ] ...
346. In Defense Of The Saturn Thesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... 1977,  the Saturnian configuration, including Earth itself, was once extraneous to the Solar System. Thus, during this earlier time, no sunlight could have bathed Earth's southern, or northern, hemisphere. As Wallace Thornhill has explained, Earth's equitable climate during this earlier time would have been ensured by its containment within proto-Saturn's extended plasma envelope: "Earth, situated inside the spherical envelope of such a [brown dwarf] star radiating according to the usual inverse square law, would find the energy influx almost equal over the entire planet. Such an arrangement is far more benign toward life than at present where the energy source, the Sun, subtends a small angle ...
347. Ashton's Bedrock of Myth (Forum) [Journals] [Aeon]
... between zenith and north pole, that "it is not possible that a simply-stated theory could predict all mythical archetypes but be false." To the contrary, systems of thought can be internally consistent yet bear no resemblance to physical reality. Coherence is no guarantor of truth. Since conventional physics preclude any such arrangement, Velikovskians have adopted the plasma theoretic "electric universe" model, propounded in the 1970s by Ralph Juergens, as a deus ex machina. Supposedly, the Sun is an electric discharge powered by an influx of electrons. Based largely on various analogies, this "theory" has no quantitative basis and, despite all the hand waving, is disproved by everything known ...
348. A Record of Success [Journals] [Pensee]
... 7, Fort Worth, Texas. ELECTROMAGNETISM AND THE SUN Space is not a vacuum; and electromagnetism plays a fundamental role in our solar system and the entire universe. This thesis is no longer controversial since the discovery of Jovian radio noises (1955), terrestrial magnetosphere (1958), interplanetary magnetic field (1960), and solar plasma (1960), followed by the discovery of quasars, pulsars, and black holes. But in 1950 the claim that the universe is not a vacuum but is permeated by electric charges and magnetic fields was greeted as an inadmissible heresy. A correspondence between A. Einstein and Velikovsky (1950-1955) bears witness to this attitude in science ...
349. Orbits of Core Material Ejected from Gaseous Planets [Journals] [Kronos]
... captured, while positive ions are repelled and deflected. This represents a continual leakage of charge from the body until it is fully discharged or attains a stable state with a small negative charge. Most astronomers will say that even if the body is ejected with a high value of positive charge this would leak away very rapidly because the solar "plasma" atmosphere is very electrically conductive. However, the flow of current from the cosmic body is determined not only by the theoretical value of the conductivity of the surrounding atmosphere, but by the number of charges of opposite sign that are available in a period of time. When these have been captured by the movement of the body and ...
350. Venus Hothouse - The Other Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the years, Velikovsky forwarded the educated guess that the present temperature of Venus was decreasing at a rate of about one degree F every eight years. The reception to this unusual thesis by the scientific community was something less than cordial, which explains in part why no mathematical models were derived to support such an unconventional view. But in 1972 plasma physicist C. J. RANSOM made some preliminary calculations based on observed bolometric measurements of a temperature decrease on the cloud surface of Venus and arrived at a value of 1184 K (911 C) for 3,500 years ago. Such an introductory excursion, however, made almost no impression against the prevailing view of a greenhouse phenomenon ...
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