How Hard Is Hard Science? - A Caribbean View of the Electric Universe Paradigm

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Scientific Paper
Title How Hard Is Hard Science? - A Caribbean View of the Electric Universe Paradigm
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Author(s) Nicholas J G Sykes
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Published 2012
Journal Proceedings of the NPA
Volume 9
No. of pages 6
Pages 591-596

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Abstract

The Electric Universe paradigm of science, which promises to become a new Natural Philosophy encompassing all sciences, holds many important implications for the future shape of physics, cosmology, geology, physical chemistry and the biological sciences, as well as for the humanities. In the author's belief it represents the single most important paradigm shift in human knowledge since the time of Sir Isaac Newton. The paper builds upon the author's presentation at the Natural Philosophical Alliance July 2011 conference in Maryland, USA and his ongoing series of articles in Cayman Net News by surveying the new paradigm's challenges to Special Relativity, the prevailing misconstructions of cosmology, the deficient notion of mass as quantity of matter, and the continuing misunderstanding of the nature of gravity, and points the way to the future promise of the Electric Universe paradigm's elucidation of severe weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as geological events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. The paper was originally intended to challenge local academia to take a positive lead in promoting the new paradigm as a Caymanian and Caribbean contribution to Natural Philosophy that will increasingly over the next 50 years assume world significance.