View Full Version : The web that connects us....

23rd January 2014, 10:04 PM
....or, what we don't know about it is closer than we think

24th January 2014, 05:56 PM
The filaments could however not be gas at all, but electrified plasma, according to the "electric universe" hypothesis. It's just an interesting theory, of course. :shrug:

Here's a movie documentary worth watching which I saw recently about this interesting theory which can be backed up by some facts as it seems:


[W]hile the consensus scientific worldview only permits isolated "islands" in space, the Electric Universe emphasizes connectivity with an electrically active network of "transmission lines" composed of Birkeland current filaments. Filaments expand and explode, throwing off plasma that can accelerate to near light-speed. Jets from opposite poles of a galaxy end in energetic clouds emitting X-ray frequencies. These phenomena are based in plasma science and not gas kinetics, gravity, or particle physics. Astrophysicists see magnetic fields but not the underlying electricity, so they are at a loss to explain them.
- Stephen Smith
Source: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2011/arch11/110317electromagnetic.htm

On another thought, I remember someone somewhere compared the universe (the physical that we "see") to a gigantic brain with the galaxies being neurons and so the connections we have now as (gas or plasma) filaments could be the axons and dendrites. Interesting association for sure.

As below so above.
(... and dons his smug philosopher's sunglasses :cool: :mrgreen: )

There's also this old quote I feel reminded of:

"The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine."
- James Jeans.

Even it was meant more in a metaphorical way, maybe one can also take it more literal now. ;)