A complete summary of all the aspects of the Electric Cosmos is too
extensive to fit into a single web page. In fact, this entire web
site, with all its pages, is only a cursory introduction to the vast
implications of these ideas.
Therefore, this summary page can only
list a few (not all) of the points that should be remembered by
anyone who is trying to learn about the modern view of the Universe
that is emerging.
The entire cosmos is permeated with plasma. In some regions (within
a galaxy, within a solar system) the plasma is denser than it is in
others. In some cases the plasma is visible, in some, not. But
everywhere our spacecraft have gone - they have found it.
The electrical properties of plasma vastly outweigh its mechanical
There is nothing mysterious about magnetic fields. They do not "get
tangled up", "break", "merge", or "reconnect". They require moving
charges (electric currents) in order to exist.
The relative distances between even the most densely packed stars
are vast in comparison to those stars' diameters.
The homopolar motor - generator shape seems to be ubiquitous. Stars,
pulsars, and galaxies are organized in this morphology.
The z-pinch effect that occurs in Birkeland currents (electrical
currents that flow through plasmas) is responsible for the accretion
of stars, planets, and galaxies.
It is quite possible that the solar system started out as a
collinear array of "Herbig - Haro" type objects formed by a z-pinch.
The presumption that, if an object exhibits redshift, it must be far
away - is false.
The Big Bang Theory is false. It has been defended in a most
There is a lot more electrical activity out there in the cosmos than
astrophysicists seem to want to admit.
Astrophysicists and cosmologists need to take some courses in
electrodynamic field theory and experimental plasma physics.
Astrophysicists need to stop acting in a "knee-jerk" confrontational
way to any new ideas, especially those involving electricity. True
professionals do not engage in ad hominum attacks.
Astrophysicists should stop dreaming up impossible imaginary
entities such as black holes, neutron stars, strange matter, WIMPs,
MACHOs, and MOND, when a perfectly real and well understood body of
knowledge stands ready to explain all the things that "mystify" them
so. For anyone who is interested in learning more about these ideas,
some important web pages to take a look at are shown on the Links
page that follows this one.
Some Last Thoughts.
I have been asked several times recently,
think it is so important that the Electric/Plasma Universe Theory
gains general acceptance?
What difference can it possibly make to
the future of humanity?
How will knowing how the cosmos operates
Of what possible practical use is this
Why get so excited about it?
How will it help us
in the future?
A blunt short answer would have been:
"Posing that question is
equivalent to asking, Why study astronomy in the first place?"
would have to have been asked by someone who can look at the night
sky and not wonder about that marvelous sight.
So, let me answer it this way instead:
One of the attributes that separates the human from the animals is
our yearning to know about our world and our sky - to wonder about
the cosmos and have a desire to find out how it works and what is up
Another attribute is that we do not like to be told things
that are untrue and have these ideas forced on us by people who
claim to have superior knowledge and intellect. We have been told
that we average humans are not capable of really understanding the
cosmos - that it is inhabited by mysterious and invisible forces and
entities that only impenetrably abstract mathematics can explain.
are told to just passively accept whatever the 'experts' tell us. We
have become so intimidated by how complicated modern science has
become that we throw up our hands and say, "You're the experts -
we'll believe what ever you tell us." And they say, "That's good,
because our continued funding depends on your feeling that way."
What will the reaction of the taxpaying public be if and when they
realize the full extent to which they are being bilked by the
Educated lay-people have abdicated their responsibility to think
proactively and ask the questions that will keep science honest. It
seems we would rather just lie back and believe whatever we read in
"Discover" magazine. If 'they' tell us black-holes and dark matter
exist - so be it. The public has become enthralled by the magic show
that astronomy, particle physics, and some other sciences have
become. Why does every TV 'science' program have background music
that is more appropriate for a sci-fi horror movie? And a narrator's
voice that sounds like God?
The public apparently enjoys the magic,
mystery-tour aura of most of present day science 'shows'. The ship
of science, captained by astronomy and astrophysics, is not just
steering a wobbling course - it is miles off track and it is
intentionally laying down a smoke screen - implying that modern
science has to be counter-intuitive and mysterious. The astronomical
world badly needs a reality check. The challenges embodied in these
pages constitute just that.
The present day peer review system determines which proposed
research projects get funded and which do not. It also determines
what results get published and which do not. At first it seems very
sensible that any scientific field should be able to keep 'quacks
and crack pots' from being funded and published.
However, when any
given area becomes controlled by 'experts' who have accepted a
deductively arrived at theory, they tend to see any alternative data
or proposed hypotheses as 'crack pot'. When those who steer the ship
of science refuse to allow alternative hypotheses from even being
discussed or investigated, let alone published, it is little wonder
we are wildly off course. The general public thinks of science as
always looking for new ideas. The sad truth is: it does not,
certainly not in astronomy / cosmology. What it does do is
constantly seek funding from friendly peer reviewers.
When we think about the travesty
the Roman Catholic Church
perpetrated against Galileo (waiting until late in the 20th century
to admit it) we feel superior. WE modern folk would never ignore and
suppress a scientist in that way! No?
Then how about astronomer
Halton Arp who was denied access to Mt. Palomar and refused
publication of his work because the present day high priests of the
Big Bang Power Structure found the publication of his photographs
embarrassingly contradictory to their well-funded dogma? Would it
not be educational to realize that we have just screwed up again -
If the Electric Star hypothesis is even partially correct, there is
no guarantee that the Sun will continue to shine for millions of
years as we have been assured by the experts. What anxieties will
this realization engender in a scientifically semi-literate public?
But, it may be reassuring for them to know that Earth has much less
to fear from a near collision with an asteroid or comet than they
Why have billions of tax payer dollars been used to
support "accepted" solar fusion models and the Big Bang but none
invested in any alternative ideas, however worthwhile they may be?
The fundamental challenges that are described in these pages contain
the most potentially explosive ideas ever to have been issued in
science. They constitute a cosmic reality check for the entire
intellectual community. There is almost no field of academic
endeavor that will not be affected in some way (or even overturned)
by these ideas. Areas of science that refuse to honestly address
these questions will become irrelevant.
Will it take another several hundred years (as it took Galileo) to
gain official recognition of the validity of these challenges from
those who presently occupy Fortress Science? Will it ever happen?
don't know. But does it have practical importance? You bet your
pocketbook it does.
The eventual outcome depends on the public's
- do you want the expensive magic show to continue?
- or do
you want honest answers from science?