Current Affairs, Potentially Different
More Electric UniverseInteresting article archived at David Talbott's "Thunderbolts" web site on Titan and its Rilles.
It shows an image from the Huygens Titan probe that is conventionally
interpreted by analogy with familiar Earthly process and concluded to
be "river beds" cut by liquid erosion, and so forth. The case is
presented, however, that if such preconceptions are not allowed to get
in the way, the evidence is more simply and clearly explained as
channels blasted by cosmic electrical discharges, testifying to a
comparatively recent, electrical birth of the moon.
Other Huygens findings examined in ways that challenge the orthodox explanation include:
- Escaping methane. Not supplied by vast methane oceans, but the
continuing loss of primordial natal methane acquired from Saturn by an
atmosphere not yet in equilibrium. (I guess that knocks Code of the Lifemaker on the head!)
- Absence of large craters. A surprise to models that assume Titan to
be billions of years old, but to be expected if craters are the result
not of impacts but electric arc "machining."
- Enhanced atmospheric content of heavy nitrogen and argon isotopes.
Titan would have had to lose an atmosphere equivalent to that of a gas
giant to achieve the observed ratios over billions of years. The
Electric model attributes heavy isotopes and radioactive species to
cosmic-scale "plasma gun" effect discharges, which afford a copious
source of neutrons.
The piece comments:
The history of science, like the history of religion, illustrates
all too well how established ideas and vested interests can foster a
contraction of vision. The result is ideology, and ideology obstructs
our ability to interpret new and unexpected information.
All in all, "Thunderbolts" Archives provide a goldmine of information
on the Electric Universe theory and claims of its vindication by
ongoing space-probe findings and astronomical observations. A few
titles selected from the list:
Electric Craters on Planets and Moons
The Electrified Atmosphere of Venus
On Mars Things Only Get More Weird
The Scars of Planetary Violence
Electric Arcs in Planetary Science
Plasma Formations in the Ancient Sky
The Electric Glow of the Sun
I must confess that the proposition put forward in the last two
examples caused me to raise my eyebrows when I first came across it--it
has to be one of the most extreme challenges to something that
"everyone knows" to have arisen in recent times. But I found that after
making the effort to recognize and set aside my own preconceptions, the
case becomes more fascinating and persuasive. For a deeper insight to
the physics involved, see the papers by the late Ralph Juergens posted
in several issues of the Thoth newsletter.