reply to post by paradiselost333
Yeah, people at times remember/take from things what they want ... and deep impact was easily forgotten by most.
I think part of the problem with 'electric universe' theory is the name itself. Electro-magnetic Plasma universe or something like that would be
much more fitting.
When thinking about the Plasma Electro-Magnetic Universe theory; a very old saying comes to mind ... 'As above, so below'.
We see this scaling on everything, from the miniscule electron microscope level, to the vastness in space.
To iterate on some of what I said earlier in the thread with the preface that this is all hypothetical free thought; Pluto has a quite irregular orbit
with its twin. Ceres is quite 'regular' in its initial appearance to us. There are, as the diagram presented shows, at least 3 large pockets
orbiting with Jupiter. Jupiter, with its sheer mass, would have sweeped up a ton of stuff in its way that didn't enter an 'orbit'. We have a ton
of moons with the gas giants (over 100). What does liquid take the form of in space? a sphere. It could be possible that some of them are the
leftovers from a catastrophe, and your evidence of 'why so little' stares us in the face every day.
Add to the fact it is estimated 100-300 metric tons a day
join the Earth alone. Now add the plausibility that some % of that amount collects
on the moon as well as the other planets, moons, and our star ... and you are talking a tons (/rolleyes) of material accumulation daily. The source?
Unknown ... but I can't rule out atomized dust from a destroyed planet, just like I don't rule out cosmic dust traveling the vastness of space,
galactic dust as we travel through space, and leftover stuff within our own star's influence.
The ratio thing I referred to before was the number Phi (not to be confused with Pi, which can be related to each other through trigonometric
functions). It rather accurately places approximate distances of planets around the sun, moons/rings (and their ring patterns) around the planets,
and related to the universe itself. I recall some of this stuff from threads past I've lost ... but was quite interesting. With us discovering the
influence of our sun to be much greater reaching than we once thought, there lies possibilities of discoveries much further out ... and this number
provides the ratio as where we might find success in searching. It also shows that there should be a planet between Mars and Jupiter, but that spot
I enjoy speculation within this idea as well ... we can get really imaginative, and consider if Mimas really is a defunct death star, now covered in
dust; though that is just because a lot of us watched Star Wars at some point in our life. Are we the remnants of a past civilization that destroyed
itself/planet, and that is why a lot of cultures have either their ancestors descending from the sky or cultures have visitors from the sky in their
myths across the world? But to really dive into all that gets too far off topic of the asteroid belt itself to indulge in fantasy and distant
Could the asteroid belt be just as is generally accepted today? Sure. A bit boring and unimaginative as well. It is also based on our limited
knowledge and limited thinking when it comes to things greater in size and time than is easy even for the most intelligent of us to comprehend, let
alone prove. We barely know anything about our own oceans or much about our past (new discoveries are rewriting history constantly). How can we then
look to the stars, or even our own backyard (solar system), and claim that we have a good grasp on the way it all happened.
Our information is so limited, our slice of time and knowledge is minimal ... It is as if we've been in a tiny room for our existence, we then peer
though a small window and try to judge the rest of the world, and its past, based on the observations we can see out of this tiny view, over a minute
(mahy-noot) amount of time. We are very self-important and arrogant as a species. Our perspective compared to what even we believe to be the time
scale is infinitesimal.
Because of these things, I always keep an open mind, and I hope others do as well. Science can get a lot right; but has also gotten a lot wrong over
the centuries. Who is to say we have all the answers now? Our technology? People of the past championed their technology and supreme knowledge as
well. They also had great minds ... but even the greatest minds, no matter how hard they try, usually at some point stall in their ability to break
out of their indoctrination and paradigm given to them by their society and experiences.
We today, because of light pollution, are even more disconnected from understanding space. It is very disheartening ... for the sky itself is so
beautiful at night, and gives perspective.