The Electric Comet: The Elephant in NASA’s Living Room?

Comet 17P/Holmes, by Johnpane / Wikimedia Commons*

“One might think that the bizarre and unpredictable behavior of comets would inspire a fundamental reconsideration of comet theory. But comet science as a whole continues in a state of drift, never asking the questions that could change the picture entirely. For years, however, the questions have been asked by proponents of the Electric Universe, who contend that comets are charged objects moving through the electric field of the Sun.”   Michael Goodspeed

The Electric Comet: The Elephant in NASA’s Living Room?

by Michael Goodspeed

June 29, 2011

For thousands of years, the appearance of a comet in the terrestrial skies has provoked deep anxiety and even collective hysteria in humans the world over. The reasons for this response are not entirely clear. Working with historical testimony, David Talbott and his colleagues have concluded that comet fears originated in a global experience of catastrophe and terror. Behind all of the regional traditions and stories is the memory of the “Great Comet,” the mother of all comets. The memory traces to the origins of world mythology, according to Talbott, and is particularly vivid in the story of a cosmic serpent or dragon threatening to destroy the world. The most common ancient ideas attached to a comet were the death of kings, the fall of kingdoms, cosmic upheaval, and the end of the world.

It is well worth asking why this collective anxiety can be provoked with the first appearance of a mere wisp of gas in the heavens. The question is especially appropriate today because of the approach of the Comet Elenin, which is predicted to pass within about 0.233 AU of the Earth in October of this year. Speculations about Elenin range from a theoretical NASA coverup of an “extinction level event,” to theories that the comet is actually the ever-elusive planet “Nibiru” of author Zecharia Sitchin’s lore. (For a thoughtful meditation on the credibility of some of these theories, see the piece, “Is Google Censoring Nibiru?”). It should be noted here that the leading proponent of the electric universe, Wal Thornhill, has refrained from predicting specific behaviors of Elenin due to the number of unknowns. These unknowns (discussed below) include the Sun’s activity, and the constituent material of the comet itself.

One can understand the frustration NASA likely feels when witnessing the carnival of theories surrounding space science news stories today. However, NASA must surely bear some of the responsibility for the evident mistrust and even anger so often expressed toward the agency. On the issue of comets NASA has never acknowledged the failures of the standard theory. We are still told that comets are “dirty snowballs” that formed billions of years ago in a theoretical “Oort cloud.” The idea makes no sense and has been repeatedly falsified by the observed behaviors of comets. Silence on such matters is not helpful. When the institutions of science choose a path of denial on controversial matters, rightly or wrongly it can only fuel perceptions of secrecy and suppression.  Complete article here

*Image reference: Comet 17P/Holmes, by Johnpane, 29 November 2007

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3 thoughts on “The Electric Comet: The Elephant in NASA’s Living Room?

  1. In reaction to you recent article on the ”Electric Comet” I would like to add my comment.

    I searched videos on the internet and I have found an interesting one – Electric Comets: The “dirty snowball theory” of quackademia easily debunked as nonsense!

    Here is the link:
    It is an informative video produced by Michael Goodspeed.

    This 8 minutes video must be viewed in order to fully appreciate the images associated with your article ”The Electric Comet: The Elephant in NASA’s Living Room? The content of this video will be an eye opener as far as new comprehension and knowledge on the subject of comet interactions in the solar system is concerned. It will also help to better sort the information out on Comet Elenin, which is due to be seen from mid September to mid October 2011.

    To complement the first video, I would suggest you to see this next one (part-1) to be followed with the additional parts depending of your preferences on this subject. The title of the video is; ”Electric Comets: Demolishing Einstein, newton, hawking and their ilk Part 1 and the YouTube link is:

    For those with an enquiring mind, I sincerely hope this post will save you time!

    Finally, I want to say that I like website because it gives the readers an overview on many subject rarely seen on traditional media. Keep up the good work!

    Gérard D Boisvert

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