Sunday, 22 February 2009
When I worked as a 'sparks' there was something that would intrigue me. If there was a fault on a circuit where a live conductor touched something which was 'earthed', then the fuse would blow. The reason being that, quite literally, the Earth would try to suck all the electricity out of the system, thereby the fuse overheats and cuts the circuit. You see this much more dramatically with wire-fuses rather than circuit breakers, because they often let-off a loud accompanying 'bang' and 'flash' (not that I was a particularly bad electrician where this happened a lot!). I was always intrigued to know what made the Earth so greedy for electricity.
Tesla once stated that "....the earth behaves like a perfectly smooth or polished conductor." The ionosphere 100 km above us is also thought of as a conductor. We are taught that the ionosphere is positively charged and the Earth is negatively charged; the difference is about 250, 000 volts. Squeezed between these two conductors is the atmosphere. Air is a poor conductor which makes it an insulator. When an insulator is sandwiched between two conductors, that insulator is known as a dielectric, and the result is a capacitor capable of storing energy as an electric field. Sometimes the atmosphere is referred to as the Schumann resonance cavity.
I'm sure there's more of a distinction between the Earth and ionosphere, than simply being negative and positive charged plates. We don't refer to the conductor in Foucault's wheel as being negatively charged, do we? I am of course referring to the Earth acting as the copper disc from his experiment. Also, some refer to the neutrality of the ionosphere. It's not simply acting as a positive charged plate. The ionosphere is known to be made up with just as many negative ions as positive ions; such a mixture is known as a plasma. Unlike air, plasma conducts electricity, and in-fact, the ionosphere in the polar regions carries large electric currents.
The Earth is in a circuit with the Sun. We can think of the frequency of the EMR from the Sun as being roughly in the region of 0.002Hz. As a further point of interest, I wonder what impact every other star in the Universe has upon the aether? We are no longer dealing with energy that moves a few million miles - but billions. If that energy is able to travel instantaneously, just imagine its velocity, and the whalloping energy behind it! This explains, rather elegantly I think, how the "radiant energy" that is the aether is so imperceptible - it's travelling too damned fast. We are surrounded by a fluid moving at hyper speeds. The Universe is full of a fluid moving at hyper speeds. Well, what's going to slow that baby down? A cold energy sink that we call matter. A vortex in the middle of a stream. A cold energy sink which gravitates energy, and then radiates energy. An energy sink that loves to suck up electricity.
One would have to assume that the bottom of the cold energy sink will be at the centre of our planet. I imagine the Earth as a ball rolling around on a blanket of aether. Electricity, it appears, wants to throw itself back into the hyper-stream of the aether, as it gravitates to the bottom of the sink. The aether contracts at the source of the sink, and then expands back out into space. This much condensed magnetism is going to generate magnetic friction, which, as we have so far discovered, generates heat - enough heat to produce molten rock, perhaps?