In the physics laid out in this book, gravity takes a side-role to electricity. Gravity is due to a tiny imbalance in the electrical force. It’s of little importance in monumental events, such as those described in the chapters above.
Gravity is only a significant force when there’s electric stability. It’s therefore a mistake to assume that what we see in the universe is primarily due to gravity.
This isn’t a new idea. Kristian Birkeland recognized the importance of currents in space as early as the late 19th century. He explained both the auroras and Saturn’s rings in terms of electricity. In his terella experiment, he reproduced Saturn’s rings in his laboratory.
Following in Kristian Birkeland’s footsteps, Hannes Alfvén received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1970 for his work on magnetohydrodynamics, one of his many theories related to electric plasma in space.
The idea that Venus is a relatively new body emanating from Jupiter was first suggested by Immanuel Velikovsky in his book Worlds in Collisions, published in 1950. Velikovsky’s version is more elaborate and reliant on ancient myths than the version presented in this book. However, the basic premises and conclusions are the same.
Inspired by Velikovsky’s work, Ralph Juergens proposed an electric model for the Sun in 1972.
Today, Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott are the main proponents of the idea that the universe is driven by electromagnetic forces. Through their Thunderbolt Project, they have produced a wealth of easily accessible material that they have made available on the web.
Many others have also come to the conclusion that electricity, rather than gravity, is the driving force of the cosmos.