Exposing PseudoAstronomy

July 11, 2014

Podcast Episode 115: The Electric Universe, Part 1, with Dr. Tom Bridgman


Overview of the
Electric Universe! Been
A long time coming.

Happy TAM for all those who are here in Vegas, and attending TAM. As my own kick-off, since (for those who don’t know) today’s the first official day of stuff, we have Episode 115 of the podcast, the Electric Universe, Part 1. Part 2 will be out later this month where we’ll get more into the electric sun ideas, and why they fail. In other words, while this episode is an overview of the concept, and a lot of the history, the next episode is going to get more to specific examples of predictions and how the data fail to support them.

And, that’s about it. I’m writing this a day ahead of time, sitting in the Las Vegas airport for an hour.5 waiting for the airport shuttle so I don’t have to pay for a taxi. And I got 3 hours of sleep last night. So …

Oh, and the interview, for those who don’t read the title of the blog post, is with Dr. Tom Bridgman of the “Dealing with Creationism in Astronomy” blog.

1 Comment »

  1. Stuart,

    That was a good/very informative episode. Thanks to both yourself and Tom taking the time to clarify the links between Plasma Cosmology and Electric Universe (EU). I had always assumed that EU grew directly out of Plasma Cosmology and as always it turns out that the story is more complicated.

    It was also nice to learn more about Birkeland, who I had first encountered in the 1999 BBC TV series “The Planets”, which also has a sequence showing the last of his Terella machines in operation. For those interested, the link below goes to an article discussing the machines restoration in the mid-1990s.

    http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/sphaera/index.htm?issue7/articl6

    I am looking forward to the next episode.

    Comment by Graham — July 12, 2014 @ 8:16 am | Reply


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