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Whether or not Juergens was completely correct in his assertion that the Sun is totally or partially powered by external electrical excitation is really not the most important aspect of the Electric Star (ES) hypothesis.
This question is one of the most controversial and speculative aspects of plasma cosmology. So it is an easy one to pick on.
What is important is that most of the phenomena we observe on and above the photospheric surface of the Sun (a partially ionized plasma) are explainable in terms of well-known properties of plasma. This is true no matter how the Sun gets its power.
Also, if the universe is powering the sun then doens't that argue against the entire topic of stellar evolution?
If the sun is dependant on the universe and not a standalone entity, then why does it go through phases of stellar evolution and why do stars blow up eventually? Does the universe one day decide to overdose massive stars so they become red giants? Why would the universe one day want the sun to become a white dwarf eventually? Does the universe not want lifeforms in the vicinity after a few billion years?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
If the universe powered the sun than it would be safe to say that it powers everything. Which would mean that everything is purposeful.
But.. what's the purpose of a blazar for example?
Why do stars go supernovae unless they are independant?