Plasma Cosmology & Electric Universe: Claims & Evidence

In summary, the documentary discusses a plasma cosmology perspective of the universe. It has academic support and there is no currently known way to debunk its claims.
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The electric universe

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4773590301316220374

many claims that challenge main stream cosmology.
 
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Please don't use S&D as a dumping ground for crank theories. It is meant to be used for debunking credible claims.
 
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I recently watched this documentary online. It is basically a look at the universe from a plasma cosmology perspective, back to the time of nobel laureate Hannes Alfven. As of yet i have seen no debunking site about the 'electric universe' model.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4773590301316220374 ( i would higly advise you skip the parts of the documentary about history, just watch the parts about plasma from about 12:00 onwards )It has been endorsed by:
- Gerrit L. Verschuur,
PhD, University of Manchester. A well-known radio astronomer and writer, presently at the Physics Department, University of Memphis.
- Lewis E. Franks, PhD, Stanford University, Fellow of the IEEE (1977), Professor Emeritus and Head of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts
- Timothy E. Eastman, PhD, Head of Raytheon's space physics and astrophysics groups. He is well known for his work on magnetospheric boundary layers and the initial discovery of the Low Latitude Boundary Layer.
- Anthony L. Peratt, PhD, USC, Fellow of the IEEE (1999), former scientific advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and member of the Associate Laboratory Directorate of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

there are more, but i think i made my point. Its not another typical crank theory, it does have academic support.

Is there anyone that can debunk some of their claims?
 
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This is not the sort of thing that we address here. Please read the posting guidelines.
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5929

We explore claims of and evidence for unexplained phenomena; not theories. If a theory has qualifed for publication in a reputable, peer-reviewed, mainstream journal, then it belongs in a regular forum. If not, then it has no place anywhere at PF - for the moment, at least, consider it debunked.
 
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Related to Plasma Cosmology & Electric Universe: Claims & Evidence

1. What is plasma cosmology and the electric universe?

Plasma cosmology is a cosmological model that proposes that the universe is made up of plasma, a state of matter in which atoms are ionized and behave collectively. The electric universe theory suggests that electricity and magnetism play a much more significant role in the universe than previously thought, and that electric currents and magnetic fields are responsible for many astronomical phenomena.

2. How does plasma cosmology and the electric universe differ from the Big Bang theory?

The Big Bang theory proposes that the universe began with a massive explosion about 13.8 billion years ago, while plasma cosmology and the electric universe suggest that the universe has always existed and that its structure and behavior can be explained by electromagnetic forces rather than a singular event.

3. What evidence supports the claims of plasma cosmology and the electric universe?

Some of the evidence for these theories includes the observation of plasma phenomena in various cosmic objects such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Additionally, the discovery of cosmic electric currents and magnetic fields supports the idea that these forces are at work in shaping the universe.

4. Are there any criticisms or challenges to plasma cosmology and the electric universe?

Yes, there are several criticisms of these theories, including the lack of a mechanism to explain the formation of large-scale structures in the universe and the inability to account for the cosmic microwave background radiation, a key piece of evidence for the Big Bang theory.

5. How does plasma cosmology and the electric universe impact our understanding of the universe?

Plasma cosmology and the electric universe offer an alternative perspective on the origins and behavior of the universe, challenging traditional views and prompting further research and exploration. However, these theories are not widely accepted in the scientific community, and more evidence and research are needed to fully understand their implications and validity.

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