-- The Other Group --
the success and failure of arguments
countering alternative cosmologies
"broadly dismissed as pseudoscience"
voted out by Wiki users
The Electric Universe model is broadly dismissed as pseudoscience by scientists. Indeed, its Wikipedia entry "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Universe_model" was recently deleted after users successfully argued that it did not constitute a legitimate theory.
-- Wired, 2005-08-02
"It's complete cobblers," said Dr. David Hughes, comet expert and professor of astrophysics at Britain's University of Sheffield. "Absolute balderdash."
Crudely put, for astronomical material to be charged electrically, it must be in the form of hot ionized gas, otherwise known as plasma, Hughes said.
"The inside of a comet has a typical temperature of minus 100 Celsius," he said. "Electricity on the surface of a comet? Forget about it. It's not a contender."
Scientists from NASA's Deep Impact investigation team declined to comment on specific observations made by the Thunderbolts group.
URL of this page: http://othergroup.net/dismissed.php
This page last updated: Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Feel free to email me with any comments or corrections.
jno (at) othergroup (dot) net
I'll be glad to add relevant comments or essays
Copyright © 2010 - 2019 Jno Cook
Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted,
provided full credit is given.