reply to post by JohnPhoenix
We should firstly understand the difference between a theory
and an hypothesis
You can look up their definitions yourselves, no need to waste time and space here.
But, consider this: Once you look it up, then it becomes apparent that the "Electric Universe" concept, even as an imagined model to attempt to
describe something, is no more than a mere hypothesis. It has no resemblance to actual theories, as defined.
Also, the analogy to Newton and Relativity and Quantum theory is flawed.
Each has its own merits, and can stands alone within its own paradigm and field of study. Hard to explain, but just read about it, or find some
science documentaries on video.
Ultimately, the "Holy Grail" of science today, in the realm of investigating 'Life, the Universe and Everything' (to borrow from Douglas Adams'
book title) is the so-called "TOE" (Theory of Everything).
It is the search for the reconciliation of all the forces in nature. It is thought that all forces sprang at once from the "Big Bang", and diverged
from there to what we observe and measure today. In other words, higher and higher energy levels, and matter states of energy, lead to the more
fundamental nature of matter, and what it was composed of, what comprised it, and how it acted in the 'beginning'. BUT, even the 'Bang' is, on
some levels, still in the hypothesis stage of development. Even so, it is still a far more viable, and I say, convincing model to use than this
About those forces: I'll let you ponder this problem. Why is gravity so weak? Compared to, say....magnetism? About magnetism, BTW...that's
probably why someone started up this "EU" stuff in the first place, brainstorming, perhaps, after a few too many lagers (or something).
I refer, of course, to the fact that we call it the 'electromagnetic' spectrum when we discuss everything involving, say, magnetism to X-rays.
It is, therefore, overly simplistic to think that this "EU" concept has merit. But, it seems that is what some want --- an easier concept to think
about, instead of having to take the harder road, into quantum science, super strings studies, singularities....etc. Oh, the mathematics of it all,
can make one's head ache.
edit @ Chembreather:
Originally posted by Chembreather
. . .those people cant be trusted WackerBoy. . .
You are being given ONE pass on that remark, because I am aware that English is not your primary language.
[edit on 16 December 2009 by weedwhacker]