This is the final article in my series on the appeal of the electric universe theory (EUT) to non-scientists, such as myself. In previous posts I discussed the historical appeal and the structural appeal of the EUT. In this post, I explore the final category—discourse. For me, one of the main draws of the EUT is that it has the potential to change and redefine certain existing paradigms, thereby possibly altering our meta-discourse or meta-narrative about the universe, our world, and our place in it.
As I have stated elsewhere, cosmology is the mother of all science and philosophy. It tells the “big story” of our universe and deals with the big questions. It addresses our concept of life, the world, and our place in it—past, present and future. Fundamentally, cosmology tells the story of what is. What is this thing we call the universe? What is the structure of the universe? What is its driving force? How and why did it develop the way it has? Is it isolated or connected, is it finite or infinite, does it have an origin, does it have an end, etc?
The answers to these questions ultimately permeate our understanding of our own being, existence and nature, even if on a subconscious level. Given that cosmology is the definitive discourse and narrative, if cosmology changes then, conceptually, everything can also change. This is because cosmology is an overarching discourse that, traditionally, directly or indirectly affected and shaped everything from philosophy and religion– to art, culture and even pop culture. So a change in the way we perceive and understand the universe has the potential to change and affect the broader culture. Simply put, a change in our cosmology will not only affect our understanding of the material world, but may ultimately affect anything to do with culture, humankind’s place in the world, and the cosmos. Continue reading