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The Comet and the Future of Science ^ | Feb 27, 2006

Posted on 03/10/2006 12:31:00 AM PST by Swordmaker

Though NASA officials have said nothing on the subject, astronomy today is on the edge of a critical shift in perception—a revolution that could redefine our view of the heavens.

Credit NASA

Above, the “Great Comet” of 1996, Hyakutake. The stunning discovery of X-ray emissions from the
visitor was a milestone in comet science, as was the discovery that the comet's coherent and filamentary
ion tail spanned more than 350 million miles.

Proponents of the “Electric Universe” say that a revolution in the sciences is inescapable, and they believe the failure of modern comet theory could be the tipping point. The high-energy events exhibited by comets require a new understanding of what makes a comet work, and the answer to the mystery of comets will invariably affect all of the space sciences. For starters, a list of the enigmas would have to include these surprises: comet x-rays, a coma several times the size of the Sun glowing in ultraviolet light, strong electrical and turbulent magnetic fields, million degree coma “temperatures”, supersonic jets, collimation of these jets over great distances, coherent and filamentary comet tails spanning up to a hundred million miles and more, explosive outbursts of dust hundreds of millions of miles from the Sun, the “inexplicable” break up and complete disintegration of comet nuclei far from the Sun, sharply etched surface relief, bright surface patches (camera saturation, most obvious in the case of Tempel 1), and “impossibly” fine comet dust. Intense energetic activity has, one discovery at a time, shocked astronomers. But in fact every surprise points in the same direction.

For several years the electrical theorists have predicted that the fatal blow to modern comet mythology will come from the absence of sufficient water ice or other ices on a comet nucleus to produce the jets and coma. This prediction has already been fulfilled, but the message has yet to register. After repeated failures to find any water on comet surfaces, NASA spokesmen celebrated the “success” of the Deep Impact mission when they thought they had found, on the surface of Comet Tempel 1, a minuscule .005 of the water required by theory to explain the signals associated with water in the coma.

When findings repeatedly discredit an accepted model in the sciences, it’s time to consider the findings from a different vantage point –to look for a pattern that has been missed. For the electrical theorists, the pattern is too obvious to be missed. The unexplained features are predictable effects of an electric discharge, and nothing that an electrical expert would look for is missing from NASA’s discoveries.

It is also inconceivable that the collapse of comet theory could stand as an isolated event in astronomy. The physical universe is not a bundle of contradictions, even if modern “explanations” are. A comet discharging electrically as it approaches the Sun means simply that the Sun is the focus of electrical activity strong enough to produce the observed cometary phenomena. That includes the visible flare-up of comets while in “deep freeze” beyond the orbit of Saturn. The implication, according to Electric Universe advocates, is that sufficient electrical energy is available from the galaxy to power the Sun. A tiny charged comet occasionally taps into that solar circuit to produce a visible display.

But in the past 75 years, most astronomers never entertained electricity as a source of energy in the cosmos – despite its usefulness to mankind. A Sun energized electrically will be much more of a “shock to the system” than an electric comet. For decades we’ve been assured that the science of the Sun is well established—a few i’s to dot, a few t’s to cross, and little to fret about. But those expressing this confidence had no training in electrical discharges in thin plasma. Instead they treated the solar wind merely as a wind, with a weak magnetic field thrown in. They did not see that the magnetic field and the reaction of a comet to the solar wind, when interpreted as electrical phenomena, answer the greatest mysteries of the Sun.

Why, for example, do the charged particles of the solar wind defy gravity and continue to accelerate as they move away from the Sun, out past the planets? And how is it that the temperature of the Sun leaps from a few thousand degrees at the surface to a million degrees above the surface, at the corona?

These questions are easy to explain if the energy is coming from outside the Sun. In the electrical model, the Sun (like all stars) is an anode, or positively charged focus within a galactic discharge. The Sun's electrical influence extends out to a plasma sheath, incorrectly called the heliopause, far beyond the orbit of Pluto. The electrical acceleration of the solar wind and the ion tail of a comet, therefore, is exactly what should happen, and there is no other credible explanation of this phenomenon.

Those who are not trained in plasma discharge behavior are unaware that throughout almost the entire volume of space within the Sun's plasma sheath, the electric field remains weak but constant in strength, representing an immense electric potential across the vast distance to the boundary of the Sun’s electrical domain. It is not until charged particles are very close to the Sun that they experience strong electric fields in 'double layers' that heat the solar corona and form the global electrical storm we call a star.

The electrical theorists Wallace Thornhill and Don Scott have enumerated at least two dozen enigmas of solar behavior that immediately disappear when you grant the same electric field that is implied by the electric comet.

And what of planetary science? From an electrical vantage point, the electric arcs that have carved the surfaces of comets can be compared to those that, in an earlier phase of solar system history, etched the surfaces of planets and moons. The astronomer's bafflement at recent close-up images of comets is just like their response to enigmatic surface features of larger rocky bodies in the solar system—from the tortured surfaces of Venus and Mars to the alien worlds of Jupiter and Saturn. The sharply sculpted nuclei of comets reveal the same features we see on rocky planets and moons—craters, rilles, spires, mountains, ridges, mesas rising from flat valley floors and etched relief—just the opposite of what astronomers had expected. Of course, the prevailing model of comets, envisioning a sublimating chunk of dirty ice, does not allow that similar features could have similar causes, though that is precisely the message of the electric theorists.

To see planetary history in the terms implied by the electrical interpretation, it will be essential that science free itself from the modern fable of the “uneventful solar system”—planets moving on unchanging orbits for billions of years. The fable originated as a theoretical conjecture long before the space age began. Geological models of the 1950's did not envision the pictures of planetary violence returned from space, because they imagined isolated bodies moving like undisturbed clockwork for aeons. More than any other discovery of the space age, the electric comet will force a reconsideration of solar system evolution, with a new appreciation for the role of planetary instability and global catastrophe. What happens to comets happened in the past on a planetary scale. The present stable order of the solar system is new.

The picture of the macrocosm will change as well. If the electric force was active in solar system evolution, our little enclave in the Milky Way could hardly be an exception to a rule. Electric events evident in our neighborhood must have countless analogs in deep space. How, then, could popular cosmological theories based on a gravity-driven universe retain their hold on scientific imagination? By following the evidence, one will confront the single most costly theoretical mistake of the twentieth century: the belief that we live in an electrically sterile universe. When that mistake is corrected, the universe will no longer resemble the “big picture” that dominates popular science. And the disappearance of the big bang, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, and neutron stars from the lexicon of astronomy will be a mere beginning.

TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism

1 posted on 03/10/2006 12:31:03 AM PST by Swordmaker
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To: SunkenCiv


2 posted on 03/10/2006 12:41:49 AM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Swordmaker

Don't tell me, let me guess...This is all about Universal Warming, right?

3 posted on 03/10/2006 2:52:11 AM PST by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: Swordmaker; 75thOVI; AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; CGVet58; chilepepper; ckilmer; ...

Thanks for the ping & topic, Swordmaker.

4 posted on 03/10/2006 7:54:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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To: Swordmaker
"We have warned since the start of ZetaTalk in 1995 that solar flares would be used as one of the covers during the cover-up. Global warming is the other key cover, but since it does not account for increased earthquakes and volcanic activity, these signs pointing to the approach of Planet X have been and will be tossed into the solar flares bucket. It is emissions from the Sun causing the core of the Earth to roil, thus the plates to become restless and move about and the volcanoes to burp and ooze. That these Earth changes have never been ascribed before to solar emission is not deemed a show stopper for those orchestrating the cover-up, as they think of the common man as dim witted and easily led about. What the common man sees, beyond the rhetoric, is that the world about them is changing and the explanations seem nonsensical. Even a low IQ ditch digger can sense that the weather has gotten extreme, but he also sees the establishment offering only vague explanations while seeming not to care about the effect on the working family. The message is that whatever is going on, the establishment does not plan to help the common man.

"In almost every culture, there is folklore and prophecy to warn about the coming changes, what the Christians call the End Time. Revelations points to red dust and mountains being moved. Islam points to a prophesied 6 days when the Sun will seem to rise from the West. And quite outside of organized religion are the prophets in almost every tongue and backwater and island chain who have described what to look for, signs in the skies, and what these signs will lead to. If a low IQ ditch digger cannot understand NASA's explanations for how the solar maximum will come early and create havoc with mankind's electrical grid and satellite systems, they can see that the Earth changes are lining up with what they have heard discussed in the family circle, the tribal meeting, the church group, or while at work swinging a pick. The establishment will not escape from the broad knowledge of the coming times, which have been pre-set, before this time, in anticipation of an attempted cover-up. The cover-up is doomed, as it will increasingly fail to confuse the common man, and in fact will only convince the common man that the establishment does not care about them, one wit.

"Solar flares and asteroid swarms have long been planned as the explanation of choice for the visible approach of Planet X, when it can no longer be ignored or denied, when it appears so regularly in the skies as a writhing bright orb that the common man stands in the street and points to it. Where this in theory might pass as an explanation, that the orb is a plasma flare broken off from the Sun and the debris and red dust in the tail of Planet X arriving on Earth are just errant asteroid traffic, the explanation lacks a key ingredient. What is the common man to do about this threat, and how will his government help him in this regard. The common man of even a low IQ understands when he is being insulted, or deserted, or lied to. Even an animal can sense when a human means it harm, all quite outside of the ability to process the words being spoken. If this were really a plasma flare thrown off by the Sun, then where is this leading? If this were really an asteroid swarm, then what protections does the government plan? What the common man sees is disasters such as New Orleans post Katrina being ignored, while the words keep promising otherwise. What the common man sees is funds for social services being cut while the war drums are endlessly beating. What the common man can conclude, for himself, is that the establishment is circling the wagons, and the safe zone inside those wagons will not include the common man, working hard every day and paying his taxes.

"And what about those of high IQ, who can research the past and conclude that plasma flares do not launch from the Sun to be seen millions of miles to either side of the Sun, and solar emissions do not create quakes and volcanic eruptions? Those who chose to believe these expanded cover-up explanations are doing so out of desperation, an inability to deal with reality, a need to deny what they cannot deal with. For all the rest, the cover-up will be doing itself in, death by its own hands, as the absurdity of the explanations will prove what the cover-up hopes to disprove, that there is a presence in the inner solar system that the establishment does not want any but the elite to be aware of. Once again, the result of these maneuvers is to alienate the common man - engineers, doctors, teachers, and all. If they don't believe the explanations being given, then what? Martial law, to prevent any questions from being asked, to prevent any truth from being published? As we have repeatedly stated, martial law is not easy to maintain for more than a few days, even given a natural disaster that would be used as an excuse. Those manning the military are, after all, the common man! What of their families? What plans does the government have for caring for all the dependents living near the bases? Once again, the emotional message comes through as truth, as empty promises made to New Orleans post Katrina show. When the facts counter the message, the facts are listened to.

"So where does that leave the lying establishment, when the dragon's claws start to reach down to Earth and rip aside the cover-up? If the adage that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is true, then the fury of the common man when they realize they have been lied to about what it coming will be without bounds. The dragon's claws will claw more than the Earth, her lands and peoples. It will rip to shred those in the establishment who have participated in the cover-up, leaving them with no where to run, and no resources to hide behind. Those in NASA who are cooking up absurd explanations, those geophysicists who cooperated with the cover-up, those in the White House or the halls of politics and power in other nations going along, those in the media cooperating instead of reporting, all will be fair game when the dragon's claw starts to tear aside the falsehood and reveal the truth. There will not be enough police or militia to control the rage of the public, when the truth is revealed. In fact, the police and the militia will be joining the mob. Now what? Head to the bunkers early, locking the doors and hoping the mob goes away and the pole shift comes soon? As we have endlessly suggested, an alternative exists. Tell the truth, inform the public, let them make their personal plans as they will when the end times signs become obvious. This of course requires the elite to give up their special privileges, which they will have to do in any case, but being loath to do so, they will stall. And thus, the dragon will claw!

ZetaTalk: Dragon's Claw written Mar 9, 2006

5 posted on 03/10/2006 7:58:17 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: theFIRMbss
Coverups in comet theory?

Alas, the story had me interested for a minute....

6 posted on 03/10/2006 8:01:56 AM PST by r9etb
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Don't tell me, let me guess...This is all about Universal Warming, right?

Actually, it is about Universal Steady State...

7 posted on 03/10/2006 8:53:49 AM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: theFIRMbss

The image above is taken from the home page of the conspiracy article you linked to... and probably shows how much weight we should give to the conspiracy being written about. Here is the primary paragraph of the Zetatalk site:

ZetaTalk leads you through the vast amount of information being relayed by the Zetas in answer to questions posed to their emissary, Nancy. The ZetaTalk answers cover such subjects as portents of a Pole Shift and how this relates to the Transformation in process; how life in the Aftertime following this shift will be different from today; the self-centered or service-minded spiritual Orientation of humans as well as aliens from other worlds and how inadvertently giving the Call to aliens can put you in touch with one group or the other; how Visitations can be more easily interpreted when spiritual orientation is understood; how visitors from other Worlds are watched by the Council of Worlds, which has set Rules regulating their behavior; why we are only gradually getting acquainted with our visitors from other worlds, and what will allow the Awakening to occur faster; to what extent the Government is aware of and interacting with the alien presence; the true nature and reason for the Hybrids being developed by the Zetas to merge the best from both Zetans and Humans; why aliens can disappear and move through walls, and what both physical and spiritual Density changes will be like in the future; what the Zetas have to say about our Science theories; what the Zetas as students of human nature have concluded on what Being Human means; and straight ZetaTalk about our Myths.

The space aliens are being channelled by "Nancy". Right. Sure.

8 posted on 03/10/2006 9:05:06 AM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Swordmaker
>The space aliens are being channelled by "Nancy". Right. Sure

ZetaTalk is fun
only because it is like
an on-going book,

and we get to watch
the ever more complex plots
twist to fit the facts.

They're interesting,
too, because they're anti-Bush
and they illustrate

how freaked, how crazy,
anti-Bush people can get.
But, yes, they are NUTS.

9 posted on 03/10/2006 12:31:48 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: r9etb
>Coverups in comet theory? Alas, the story had me interested for a minute....

Even the mainstream
of comet research has fun.
For some decades now [!]

Louis Frank and friends
have maintained water comets
constantly bombard

the Earth's atmosphere.
The details are in their book,
and at their website.

10 posted on 03/10/2006 12:41:38 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Swordmaker

Meanwhile, back at the ranch:

"When that mistake is corrected, the universe will no longer resemble the “big picture” that dominates popular science. And the disappearance of the big bang, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, and neutron stars from the lexicon of astronomy will be a mere beginning."


11 posted on 03/10/2006 1:56:33 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: theFIRMbss

Small Comets and Our Origins
University of Iowa | circa 1999 | Louis A. Frank
Posted on 10/20/2004 2:13:25 AM EDT by SunkenCiv

12 posted on 03/28/2006 10:24:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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13 posted on 03/28/2006 10:25:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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