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Thoughts about the Thunderbolts Project and Electric Universe?

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#1 Boven

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 10:10 AM

I had a conversation with a fella about these new discoveries in plasmology and the importance of electricity and magnetism in the Universe. He was very convinced by the theories and refused many of the classic physics laws, theories and findings, often because he thinks the scientists are continuously funded and they only like to make money.

What are you thoughts?

 

Electric Universe clams that the formation and existence of various features of the Universe can be better explained by electricity and magnetism than by gravity alone. Some define it as pseudo-science, and they have pretty grand claims: gravity isn't that important in the universe,  Einstein and General Relativty are wrong and only theorical. Stars don't burn by nuclear fusion, craters are formed by giant electrical discharges (thunderbolts) and others.

https://rationalwiki...ectric_Universe

https://www.youtube....ort=p&flow=grid



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Posted 14 May 2022 - 12:06 PM

My only direct exposure to it has been seeing people who clearly don't understand basic physics rabidly promoting it and completely disregarding and disrespecting pretty much all mainstream astrophysics.

 

So I am inclined to think that it is pseudo-scientific nonsense.....



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Posted 14 May 2022 - 12:25 PM

Here’s a good video debunking that pseudoscience:

 

https://youtu.be/T9q-v4lBGuw



#4 Brianm14

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 12:38 PM

What are my thoughts?  My reaction to this as a life-long, professional, university scientist?

 

PSEUDOSCIENCE NONSENSE.  Nothing more than that, period.  End of story.

 

Don’t waste your time by being taken in by the sincerity or passion of true believers. The strength of such emotion is sadly unrelated to truth and fact.  Like those who strongly believe in astrology, such people have embraced a silly delusion.

 

CS and clear thinking.

 

Brian


Edited by Brianm14, 14 May 2022 - 12:41 PM.

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#5 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 02:02 PM

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4651




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