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Earth - a small metal ball

Just quoting.

This planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball.

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Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
- Nikola Tesla

The theory [Relativity] is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king … its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists, not scientists…
- Tesla, New York Times, July 11, 1935

It seems to have been around Tesla’s time that electricity in space suddenly became taboo, and even to this day obfuscations are employed to describe electrc currents in space. How often to we hear terms more appropriate for fluid dynamics? ‘Electron Rain’ ‘Solar Wind’ ‘Shock Front’ and ‘Ion Storm’ are common examples. Why not call them what they are?

The trouble is, electromagnetism is notoriously difficult to model mathematically, and current models are based on gravity alone.
- Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943) and the Electric Universe

“Tesla believed that Einstein was taking us intellectualy in the wrong direction.
- David L. Goodstein, Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology

We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.
- Hannes Alfvén

To Alfvén, the Big Bang was a myth - a myth devised to explain creation. “I was there when Abbe Georges Lemaitre first proposed this theory,” he recalled. Lemaitre was, at the time, both a member of the Catholic hierarchy and an accomplished scientist. He said in private that this theory was a way to reconcile science with St. Thomas Aquinas’ theological dictum of creatio ex nihilo or creation out of nothing.

But if there was no Big Bang, how -and when- did the universe begin? “There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time,” Alfvén explained. “It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.”
- Hannes Alfvén (1908-1995)