Wal Thornhill: Proto-Saturn & Comet Venus | Space News

In Part One of this presentation, physicist Wal Thornhill, Chief Science Advisor, The Thunderbolts Project, introduced evidence for the extraordinary, recent origins of our planetary neighbor Venus. In myth and folklore around the entire globe, Venus was remembered as the great comet, as a dragon-like serpent breathing fire about the heavens, and as a goddess…


Wal Thornhill: Venus and Forgotten History | Space News

Since the dawn of the Space Age, perhaps no celestial body in the solar system has proved more surprising to astronomers than the planet Venus. Before the arrival of the earliest space probes, some noted scientists believed that Venus would be earthlike, with water clouds, oceans and abundant vegetation. However, well known to those who…


Wal Thornhill: The Electric Universe Heresy | The Secular Heretic

In this groundbreaking paper Wal Thornhill introduces a new Theory of Everything: The Electric Universe. Set aside everything you think you know about all things great and small because the ideas presented here overturn it all. Was there a big bang? Not likely. Einstein’s Relativity? Doesn’t hold up. Is the Sun a thermonuclear fusion reactor…


Gravitational Waves

The science media circus is in full swing. The headlines shriek, “Gravitational waves have been discovered; Einstein proved right again after 100 years.” From an ELECTRIC UNIVERSE® perspective the irony is quite telling, since it shows the Einstein bandwagon careening off into a black hole of its own creation. Physorg.com says; “For the first time,…


Congratulations Rosetta, Shame About The Science…

Congratulations to the team responsible for the success of the Rosetta mission to comet 67 P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (henceforth 67 P). However, it’s a shame that scientists misled the engineers with their cherished story of icy comets, which resulted in an inappropriate design for the lander, Philae. Chris Reeve writes, “We train all physicists to adopt the same basic…


Science’s Looming ‘Tipping Point’

It is essential in these exuberant times to pay critical attention to both the observational constraints and to the basic mathematical laws, with a clear sense of what is solid theory and what is only unsupported speculation. This seeming platitude is offered here without jest, because at the present time there are ‘theories’ – scenarios…


A Nobel Prize for the Dark Side

Big Bang vs Plasma
Big Bang vs Plasma

 “Science today is about getting some results, framing those results in an attention-grabbing media release and basking in the glory.” —Kerry Cue, Canberra Times, 5 October 2011 On October 4, 2011 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astrophysicists for “THE ACCELERATING UNIVERSE.” Prof. Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley, has been…


Gravity Probe B and Related Matters

Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth.
Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth.

The following article is by Jeremy Dunning-Davies, Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Hull and member of the Royal Astronomical Society and Natural Philosophy Alliance. In a posting on the Thunderbolts web site on June 6th, Mel Acheson commented on the recent claims of finding a spiral galaxy in the southern skies which…


Science Needs Natural Philosophers

The death of physics
The death of physics

“Those who regard philosophy as a ‘soft’ and unscientific discipline, in contrast to the ‘hard’ and scientific fields of mathematics and physics, have accepted a Big Lie. The ideas of mathematicians and physicists can be no more objective or certain than the philosophic ideas on which they depend. Philosophy is the discipline that tells us…


Alfvén Triumphs Again (& Again)

Hannes Alfven receiving his Nobel prize from the King of Sweden.
Hannes Alfven receiving his Nobel prize from the King of Sweden.

The lack of news reports in recent months has been due to a very heavy workload in preparing papers, a course and presentations. This work continues with the upcoming Natural Philosophy Alliance’s 18th annual conference at the University of Maryland, July 6-9, where I will give two papers including the invited John Chappell Memorial Lecture.…