AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article is based on the breakout room talk I gave at the EU 2017 Conference in Phoenix. It is a summary of my previous EU work, and there is some overlap with earlier EU articles here.
Like many interested in the electric universe theory, I am not a scientist. Yet, like many, the Electric Universe speaks to me and appeals to me. In this article I raise three points that may be interesting to non-scientists, such as myself, with respect to the electric universe theory. First: That cosmology is the biggest and most definitive paradigm there is. Secondly: As a meta-paradigm, cosmology influences other subsidiary paradigms, even if indirectly. Finally: Given the first two points, if and when cosmology changes, then other paradigms will also necessarily change.
Cosmology is the Mother of all Science and Philosophy
Starting with the first point, think for a moment about what a significant and defining paradigm cosmology is. Historically speaking, cosmology can be seen as the mother of all science and philosophy. Cosmology tells the “big story” of our universe and deals with the big questions. 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? Also, is it isolated or is it connected, is it finite or is it infinite, does it have an origin, does it have an end..?
These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and therefore have impact far beyond the sciences. To put it simply, just thinking about the universe will eventually lead to contemplating everything within it.
Cosmology Impacts Other Paradigms
This leads me to my second point. Given that cosmology deals with the big questions and addresses the big picture “out there,” it necessarily impacts all subsidiary paradigms, and in turn influences our understanding of our man made world, here on earth. An example that demonstrates how meta-paradigms such as cosmology may affect other paradigms is that of Galileo. Galileo was threatened with ex-communication in the 17th century for positing a different cosmology based on the revolutionary ideas of Copernicus (i.e., that the sun is the center of the universe, not earth).
Galileo’s innovations affected many other subsidiary paradigms, and ultimately brought us away from religion, into the world of science and the Enlightenment. This suggests that a change in our cosmological paradigm has the potential to transform and affect the broader culture and society. To understand how, let us look at some of the ways that contemporary cosmology has impacted certain areas of knowledge, and how this may change with the shift to electric cosmology.
EU Cosmology is Shifting Our Understanding on Many Levels
This introduces the third point, and main focus of the article. For starters, EU cosmology is changing our understanding of history. And this may in turn impact accepted views on religion and human nature. For centuries, phenomena occurring in the heavens have influenced meta-paradigms such as religion, as well as our understanding, or misunderstanding, of our nature as human beings.
For instance, monotheistic religions have a view of humanity as “fallen” and deserving of heavenly wrath (so too do many older religions). But where do these notions come from? Mainstream science tells us that they grew out of myths and fantastical stories from the past. But mainstream science does not allow for the possibility that these mythologies could be based on real events that were misinterpreted.
According to the electric universe theory, ancient mythologies are based on real life cataclysms and actual plasma formations seen in the ancient sky. These cataclysms happened when heavenly bodies in space affected our earth, long ago. This could help to explain where religion derived its interpretation of humanity as “fallen.” To paraphrase David Talbott: When our ancestors looked to the sky and were affected on earth by events happening in the heavens, entire mythologies, religions, and existential narratives were born. Continue reading