by J.M. McCanney
from Sott Website
For example, the impossibilities and contradictions inherent in the "dirty snowball comet model" and the "nebular collapse" theory of the origin of the solar system are legion. The theories fall short of explaining observed phenomena, but you'll never hear the scientists promoting them admit as much.
Unfortunately, it seems that in all their mental excavations, the mass-produced scientists of our time have dug themselves into a trench of dreary proportions, carried along by the inertial stream of their cherished professors' naīve opinions. In fact, they can't even tell how deep they are in it, or that their theories are as woefully outdated as the mastodon fossils of which they catch passing glimpses.
And thanks to James McCanney's work over the last thirty-odd years, they find themselves plunged, in the words of Mullah Nasr Eddin,
James McCanney is something of a maverick in the scientific community.
Having taught physics and mathematics at Cornell University, he was ousted because of pressure put on University authorities by professors in the astronomy department who didn't like what he was publishing. In that sense, academia is a tad like life in the Mob: "You can't say these things. If you do, we'll ruin you."
But while McCanney may have suffered the fate of any scientist
who attempts to go against the grain, his theories continue to hold
up, predicting newly observed phenomena without having to resort to
the "creeping crud" of widely accepted, bogus theories (McCanney's
term for the shameless "revision" of old theories to account for
The net result is three-fold:
Besides accounting for these anomalies, as he explains in Part II of his "3-Part Comet Paper", included in Appendix II:
Following that, he describes what it all means for us living on planet Earth, what has happened in the past and will happen again - effects of which most scientists are either unaware or unable to speak due to signed non-disclosure agreements.
But first, what exactly can't the current theories explain? Surely, there can't be any holes in the "wisdom" parroted about as if it were holy dogma these days, right?
To avoid any excess sarcasm (there's enough of
that already, and more to come!), I'll let you guess my answer to
that one. I'll just say that these "anomalies" have all either been
ignored or the current theories simply modified with "correcting
factors" to account for the unexpected data (thus creating even more
The "dirty snowball comet model" (DSCM), in turn, can't quite wrap itself around the continual renewal of comet coma, their curvature and well defined edges, "sunward spikes" with intense radio signals coming off the nucleus, tail spiraling, etc.
As McCanney points out above, any good theory must account for all of those, and more. So what does he offer instead? The "comet capture theory of OSS" and the "plasma discharge comet model" (PDCM), according to which our solar system, and space in general, is not electrically neutral.
Rather, we live in an electric universe.
of solar system formation taught to all students of space science.
According to the received wisdom, our solar system formed more or less at one time, four-point-something billion years ago (give or take a day or two). You can read about it on Wikipedia. Basically, in the beginning was the Great Nebular Cloud, which was pretty bored and lonely being a just cloud and so collapsed and flattened into a Really Big Disc, out of which several varied planets and moons gradually coalesced.
If it sounds like a myth, it's because it most likely is. According to McCanney's theory (described in the paper in Appendix I), the picture is pretty different, being both logical and accounting for those aforementioned "anomalies", including the "missing mass" problem, the spiral shape and symmetry of galactic arms, and the surplus of twin star systems observed in our galaxy.
In this model,
stars and planets, as well as smaller comet nuclei, are all formed
at the same time from cosmic dust continually emanating from and
returning back into the galactic center. Basically, the cosmic dust
collapses inward toward the nucleus, and condensed material is
ejected outward in a "shotgun effect". (Because all these objects
are formed in the same way, this means that stars may actually have
solid cores, the source of heavy isotopes ejected in supernovae.)
(Incidentally, McCanney believes Jupiter is the Sun's unlit twin, as they alone share the same spin axis among solar system bodies, but we here at SOTT favor the brown dwarf theory, for which Walter Cruttenden gives some evidence in his book Lost Star of Myth and Time.)
As these two
bodies stabilize in their orbit of one another, they eject smaller
bodies to go out into the world and find their own solar system.
These ejected bodies from the galactic center and supernovae will later be captured into the orbit of one or another of the bodies of an already-paired star system, in the manner in which comets are "captured" into solar systems by large planets like Jupiter, falling into stable orbits over time and accreting mass in the methods described below.
So while stellar pairs may enforce
their privacy at first, they can't forestall the inevitability of
certain "cosmic accidents".
connecting the discharging comet and the Sun.
The excess protons in the solar wind creates a separation of charge throughout the entire solar system - a giant capacitor with a positively charged, doughnut-shaped nebular cloud of dust and gases stretching to the far reaches of the solar system, and the negatively charged the surface of the Sun.
An electrical potential exists between these two poles and any object moving through plasma regions of varying charge density will become charged, depending on its size and relative velocity. When new bodies (e.g., comets) enter this plasma region from outer space, they ignite and begin to discharge the solar capacitor.
The comet nucleus acquires a negative
charge, with electrons flowing towards it in the form of a sunward
spike. The excess protons and other positively charged ions
(including light elements up to sulfur) making up the nebular cloud
and zodiacal disc (which contains the heavy elements) flow into and
form the comet tail. So the comet tail has nothing to do with water
vapor streaming from a melting "snowball", although that's not to
say that water can't be a component of a comet tail - quite the
Compare it with a gas giant like Saturn. Both are surrounded by a plane of stratified, ring-like structures: the familiar rings of Saturn and the Sun's zodiacal disc (the dusty material spanning the plane of the ecliptic) with rings at certain distances, e.g., between Mars and Jupiter. In fact, both Saturn and Jupiter exhibit certain star-like properties and electrical phenomena, leading McCanney to some interesting hypotheses.
Besides rings and satellites, they display interplanetary electrical discharges (e.g., between Jupiter and Io), energetic particles, differential rotation (the equator of the Sun rotates faster than the poles), high temperatures, exothermic radiation, and highly energetic atmospheric lightning.
According to McCanney, this lightning is actually what triggers fusion reactions
(the burning of hydrogen and helium) on the Sun's surface, i.e., not
in its core. Like the gas giants, the Sun should have a solid core,
where radioactive decay takes place.
Several types of tail may be observed, in addition to the brightly lit coma. These tail shapes vary according to different charge-ratio values (in relation to the Sun) and the stratification of dust and gases in the tail itself. Sudden neutralization of the nucleus can cause what is observed as tail separation, and curved tails form depending on whether the comet is moving "downstream" or "upstream" through the zodiacal disc (i.e., relative angular velocity).
Some comets have been observed to "wander", that is, change their orbital descent (e.g., Hale-Bopp's period changed from 4200 to 2650 years in just one passage).
In McCanney's model, this is explained by the vast amount of material drawn into the comet tail. Comets are attracting these materials, not discharging them through "melting" of nonexistent ice and gas jets. This dusty material produces a gravitational drag, and has the effect of circularizing eccentric orbits, making them more uniform.
comet's orbit becomes circular (due to tail drag), it stops moving
through the differently charged areas around the Sun, remaining in
one region of electrical equipotential, thus losing its visibly
charged tail. In essence, it evolves into an asteroid or potential
moon in a stable orbit, its fiery early years over.
So, how do planets form?
McCanney follows Velikovsky in thinking that Venus is a relatively recent addition to our solar system, entering our solar system as a planet-sized comet that accreted a lot of mass in the process, becoming the young, hot planet we see today. (It will eventually become a water planet, like Earth.) The high temperatures, brought on by electrical heating during its passage through the solar capacitor, can cause the nuclei of large comets to become molten, self-gravitating into the spherical shape common to planets and most moons.
Comets as planets-to-be also may explain the varied axes of rotation of the known planets, as well as the initial formation of their atmospheres.
As light elements up to sulfur have
been observed in comet tails, they're the likely pre-existent source
of atmosphere in cometary planets captured by star systems. While
small comets don't have enough mass to attract and hold the chemical
volatiles from space, large comets do, gravitationally attracting
the materials into an atmosphere.
Following current theories, the galaxy is traveling 1800km/sec,
and the quasar 21,000km/sec.
In other words, the galaxy is 107 million light years away
while the quasar is 1.2 billion light years away, an absurdity.
To these can be added the two topics discussed in the third paper itself.
Firstly, red-shift observations have been used to show that comet tails move away from the nucleus; however, this is actually based on an assumption about red-shift. There are other causes of red-shift besides Doppler effects, for example, as a measure of charge (McCanney's calls it "induced electric dipole red-shift").
This not only accounts for red-shift but also bending of light and
supports other observations questioning the validity of using
red-shift (as in the Hubble constant) to estimate the distances of
stars and the age of universe. (In other words, it throws such
theories as the Big Bang and the expanding universe into question,
as well as General Relativity.)
Stellar and planetary magnetic dynamos are not "self-generating", but externally powered by interaction with other charged bodies and their own inner cores and atmospheres.
Only planets with moons have a magnetic field worth speaking of.
While all planets and moons discharge the solar capacitor to one degree or another, moons charge in the manner of a comet (by moving through varying regions of solar wind) and the current flow between them and their planets helps create and maintain the planet's magnetic field. The magnetic field is connected to the jet-stream and plays an important role in Earth's weather patterns too.
Incidentally, a magnetic field (which buffers the planet from high energy particles from the Sun) is necessary for life.
But what does it mean for us? For those of us like Sherlock Holmes in the contemporary BBC production Sherlock, what does it matter to us if the Earth revolves around the Sun or vice versa? Or, in this case, what's the difference if comets are dirty snowballs or "hot, radioactive nuclear conglomerates" discharging the solar capacitor?
Well, as McCanney writes:
causing massive explosions.
They understood their severity and passed on this understanding in the form of legend, myth, and symbol - a warning for the future, us. We have yet to re-experience such an event in recent history, but we are beginning to catch glimpses of just what may occur.
When comet Shoemaker-Levy was heading towards Jupiter in 1994, scientists were still harping on the "ice ball comet" meme, expecting relatively benign "splat" as this harmless ice ball pummeled into the gas giant. Instead, it broke up into several mini "ice ball" fragments and unleashed more explosive power than all the world's nuclear arsenal combined.
it turns out that a rare direct collision of relatively small comet
fragments is the least of our worries (as if that weren't enough).
This "action-at-a-distance" phenomenon can
cause extreme weather and storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods,
pollution events (e.g., pandemics, plagues, "Black Death", raining
fire, etc.), pole shifts, mass extinctions, meteor showers, mountain
building, and huge electric discharges between Earth and a large,
When a large comet nucleus cuts through the solar capacitor's structure, igniting and discharging, it sets up a feedback loop with the Sun, pumping up the Sun's output, which in turn pumps up the discharging comet. When a third body enters into this alignment, the effects are even more exacerbated; for example, when Comet Lee aligned with Earth and Venus causing four major hurricanes to develop simultaneously in September, 1999.
McCanney lists several other examples of this sort in his book.
This is why events such as planetary eclipses, oppositions and conjunctions are of interest in McCanney's model. These planetary alignments appear to provide conductive pathways for the solar capacitor to discharge itself. When a planet suddenly finds itself in the middle of such an alignment, it essentially gets "zapped", or caught between a plasma structure of flowing electric current.
It is interesting to note that astrologers and not astronomers are often the ones more interested in planetary alignments, positions and so forth. Could astrology be the remnant of an ancient science practiced long ago when knowledge of the solar capacitor (and perhaps much more) was widely understood? Also, what other features of planetary position and movement (e.g., transit points, retrograde motion, perigees, etc.) could be of interest in this electric model?
answer, McCanney's book focuses on the alignments with comets and
planets and their apparent influence on Earth in the form of cyclone
and hurricane storms.
The cavity between Earth's ionosphere and the ground acts as a capacitor itself, adjusting to maintain a neutral field inside.
So when it is bombarded with intense solar flares and wind, this cavity compresses and seeks to discharge itself through various processes such as lightning storms and hurricanes, but possibly even earthquakes and volcanoes as well. This excess charge does not discharge all at once, but passes down through various material layers about and within the Earth, starting with the ionosphere and ultimately reaching the Earth's core.
To understand how this works,
we need to know more about Earth's magnetic field, which acts as a
natural buffer between organic life and high-energy particles from
Earth's central core (the original comet "seed") maintains a permanent magnetic field, formed as it cooled early in Earth's life. Next is the molten layer in the sub-mantle: the area that geologists today believe is the main driver of Earth's magnetic field. In McCanney's model this layer is only a lesser component, and subject to influence from the layers above.
To top off this layer, there are localized pockets of iron and nickel in the mantle and outer crust, forming more or less permanent magnetic fields, which (on average) align with the field of the core. Some of these magnetized pockets form such large localized distortions of the Earth's magnetic that compass readings are near useless in these locations.
(It should be noted that such regions have also been known for their high frequency of UFO sightings and other anomalous happenings based on the research of John Keel and others.)
The variable layers, starting in the atmosphere going up into space, form the bulk of Earth's magnetic field, even though they are not permanent in structure. These layers include the three current flows in Earth's ionosphere: the three "jet streams" which flow westerly at the equator and easterly at temperate latitudes. Above that are the Van Allen radiation belts, followed by the outer current of solar wind.
The alleged "magnetic tail" flowing from the night side of the Earth is actually a comet tail, with electrons flowing out and positive ions in.
Solar flares activated by comet discharges
alter these variable layers of magnetic field by loading them with
excess charge, which can in turn lead to hurricanes, ocean heating
(El Niņo) and potentially Earth Changes.
during the last Ice Age because it was then located in the North Pole?
There's a lot of disinformation being spread about the topic. There are actually two types of pole shifts: physical and magnetic. Both depend on external conditions - they don't "just happen".
According to McCanney, magnetic reversals in the variable fields may occur because of electrical interactions, but they are only temporary.
The core keeps its true north, to which the total field re-aligns after the period of disturbance is over. Findings of rocks and metals magnetized in the opposite direction are most likely the result of their cooling (and thus developing their permanent magnetic properties), or actual physical rotation, during the time in which the variable fields were off kilter.
Similarly, the passage of a large comet can have gravitational effects (like the Moon has on the tides), causing massive tidal waves to course through the Earth's mantle and oceans, causing chain reactions of earthquakes and volcanoes. Like the eggshell of a spinning egg, this can cause the more solid outer layers of the Earth to shift over the molten layers below.
(In Atlantis to Tesla - The Kolbrin Connection, McCanney relates that "true north" used to be inhabited by the region just north of New York and Michigan before such a shift occurred several thousand years ago, i.e. a physical movement of 30-40 degrees.)
After the outer layers settle down, they will resume rotating in the
direction of the core, which, just as it retains its magnetic field,
retains its own direction of rotation. However, such gravitational
effects can cause a slight precession of the core's rotation,
offsetting true north (i.e., Polaris will no longer be the North
The tarry-black color of comet nuclei is most likely the result of the intense electron beam from the Sun burning hydrocarbons onto their surfaces. The fact that comet tails are attracting materials and not dispersing them is made all the more clear by the fact that while Shoemaker-Levy's fragments were seen to be trailing water prior to entering Jupiter's atmosphere, when they finally did so, the water tails quickly transformed into sulfur dioxide, i.e., they began attracting the new surrounding elements.
Incidentally, this fact may have some important implications for evolution.
Comets contain all the necessary ingredients for evolutionary processes to work with (not necessary already-formed life-bearing molecules):
was more right than wrong, according to James McCanney.
The body with the greater "surface gravity" will pull in the volatile elements from the atmosphere of the smaller body. McCanney follows Velikovsky in concluding that just such an event occurred when a cometary Venus stripped Mars of its oceans and atmosphere (explaining their almost identical chemical compositions) and then dumped Earth with massive amounts of water and burning hydrocarbons.
This explains why Mars has so many features of a water-bearing planet that are still visible and have not eroded away significantly. In other words, this passage of Venus may have been a relatively recent event in cosmic terms.
Besides attracting dust and gases, the short-range "induced dipole effect" of comets can be stronger than gravity, especially with smaller objects, thus explaining how comets can attract meteoroid streams following and maintaining their orbit. The ancients would have observed and experienced (as they passed on through myth and legend) mass flooding and "fire and brimstone" (meteoroids and hydrocarbons) ignited by the snake-like extension connecting the comet to Earth.
This is the real source of the world's oil reserves. They rained on
the Earth during close encounters, killing and burying whatever lay
beneath. And to top it all off, the lack of sunlight during such
events would lead to a net cooling of the Earth, triggering a
That's the picture painted by early humanity.
Whether it's some or all, that's what is coming.
If practically everything we "know" is wrong, it becomes clear that the scientific/university system is not set up for free-thinkers.
Indeed, in his books and on his shortwave radio show, McCanney refers to the mass of "tier-two science", i.e., the disinformation science that is necessary to prevent people from knowing the truth.
Because, the truth will set you free, literally - free from the slavery of economic and political control.
Just as psychopathic politicians need bogus psychiatry and psychology to prevent an accurate diagnosis of the problems of pathocracy, the same dynamic plays itself out in physics, astronomy, history, and just about any other field of science you can think of. Who can make money if energy is free? Who can maintain their positions of affluence when people are able to live self-sustaining lives?
The entire edifice of political control in our times needs people to be ignorant. And NASA plays a big part in making that so.
McCanney relates that when he covered the Hale-Bopp controversy on his website in the 1990s,
Behind the tier-two science are the scientists who have a clue, only they're doing their work under strict, private (as in "black budget" private) and government contracts.
These scientists are aware of what's really going on in our solar system, and they've got the tools to see the signs. (According to McCanney, NASA knows of one such Planet X-type object approaching from south of the solar system, from data produced in the 1990s. It is only viewable in May from observatories very low in the southern hemisphere.)
They are exploited by the pathocrats who run the show, and we never see their work. They are the ones "in charge" and they intend to keep it that way. If the public were to know the truth about what is coming to humanity, do you really think these men and women would be able to keep hold of their positions and come out on the other side unscathed?
Neither do they, so they plan on saving themselves and leaving the rest of us to the fate of dinosaurs.
But as McCanney points out in Surviving Planet X Passage, even this will most likely fail (and if it doesn't, they'll have all those "left behind" to deal with when they eventually crawl out of their holes):
As astrophysicist Victor Clube wrote, this official control of information has happened before (see also Clube's and Napier's description of how leaders have promoted a non-catastrophic worldview throughout history in order to cement control, in their book The Cosmic Winter):
So you can add insane "leaders" to the list of problems facing
humanity now and in the time to come.
of knowing that such things have happened before and will happen
again is just that - to know - and act based on that knowledge. How
would you live your life knowing that tomorrow may be your last day?
Pretty differently, I think. The shock and realization of death has
a way of focusing priorities. As we like to say,
They will become merely a dream in the 'past.'
People who pay strict attention to objective reality right and left,
become the reality of the 'Future.'
As McCanney writes:
So what can we do?
Whether it be living a sustainable lifestyle, networking with like-minded individuals, fostering healthy interactions with those close to us, learning about and spreading knowledge about what's really going on in the world, or finding and getting in touch with our true purpose in life, we need to change the way we live, the way we see and interact with the world around us.
And above all, if our way of life can have any type of
mitigating effect on what we may face, we need to stop giving our
support to useless, endless wars and categorically say no to the
torture and murder of other human beings.