What's Wrong With the Electric Universe Theory of Gravity?


Have you seen the EU theory of gravity confirmed on a YouTube session by Ray Gallucci ?

Is it a viable scientific theory? Would you care to comment on it?

Thank you for alerting us to this presentation. I was hoping for something substantial from Ray Gallucci's electric gravity exposition. However, right near the end a fatal flaw appeared in his analysis. He said that this analysis works only if the electron is traveling around the nucleus at or very near the speed of light. In fact, the way Sommerfeld originally defined the Fine Structure Constant was the velocity of the electron in the first Bohr orbit divided by the speed of light. The ratio indicates that electrons travel at 1/137 of the speed of light. First, this shows there is a proportionality between atomic behavior and the speed of light which we had derived in completely different ways in our approach. Second this entirely negates Ray Gallucci's analysis which needs electron speeds at or near light.. So while Wal Thornhill's theoretical approach may be admissible as an idea, it has not been mathematically verified as Gallucci has tried to prove. This is unfortunate.

While on the topic of electromagnetism and gravity, it should be noted that SED physics has a different theory of gravity based on the ZPE and the charges on virtual particle pairs in the vacuum - which can polarize the vacuum. Let me explain. The SED approach asserts that the universe is filled with a Zero Point Energy (ZPE) made up of electromagnetic waves of all wavelengths. Like waves on the ocean, they cross and intersect, and when they do so, like ocean waves meeting and cresting and forming whitecaps, these waves form a concentration of energy. Since matter and energy are interconvertible, this energy concentration locally forms virtual particle pairs. These are positive and negative charges like electron-positron pairs, or proton-antiproton pairs, or a positive and negative pion. These virtual particles exist for an instance; are attracted back together and annihilate going back to energy. We can see electrons being “jiggled” by this process some 10^20 times per second, the so-called Compton Frequency. Calculation reveals that there must be some10^58 virtual particle pairs in any one cubic inch of volume at any instant of time.
The way that this relates to gravity on SED physics has been explained in a segment in one of my conference papers (ZPE Light and Time).

In fact, the kernel of the argument is explained there as follows:
We start with a bare charge making up regular matter, like an electron. "This bare charge is intrinsic to the electron or parton. The mere existence of this charge polarizes the vacuum. For a negative electron, the layer of virtual particles next to the electron will tend to be positive charges, then a layer of negative charges next to that, and so on. This vacuum polarization acts to attract other partons and/or electrons which may be nearby. The sign of the charge initially attracted does not matter; it only affects the phase of the interactions.

However, that is only the first step. This same charge is also undergoing the Zitterbewegung [jitter motion] which gives it its atomic mass from the kinetic energy of the ‘jitter.’ In this case, there is the also polarization which arises from the jitter itself.  This arises because the random acceleration, imparted by the impacting ZPE waves to the jittering partons or electrons, causes them to emit secondary radiation. This secondary radiation locally boosts the strength of the ZPE, which in turn causes more virtual particle pairs to come into existence per unit volume proportional to ZPE strength, U. This results in a stronger polarization than if the parton or electron was at rest with no jitter and hence no secondary radiation. Therefore, around this charge which is jittering, there is a double polarization effect. This net attractive force between the partons and electrons has been shown by SED physicists to be quantitatively identical to gravity.

It follows, then, that where there are many particles, there are many intrinsic charges undergoing the jitter of the Zitterbewegung.  So the larger the collection of particles, the stronger is the resulting attraction we call gravity. Haisch concluded his explanation when he said, “This might explain why gravity is so weak. One mass does not pull directly on another mass but only through the intermediary of the [charged virtual particles that make up the] vacuum.” [95]  On this basis, then, gravitation and mass may be considered to be simply manifestations of electromagnetic effects linked with the ZPE."