At www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16534 … there is a post by Robertus Maximus, described as an alternative to Plate Tectonics and Earth Expansion models. He came up with the title, 'Electret Discharge Tectonics' which he hopes will bring geology up to date with the discovery of plasma in the solar system and the way the solar wind inter-acts with the Earth's magnetosphere, which also involves how the innards of the Earth is also affected by electro-magnetic forces. It is a paradigm changer – or it would be if geologists caught up with the astronomers.
The post has been up for several months and is now 7 pages long (lots of comments and suggestions) which is quite unlike the similar post on this web site's forum – which saw a lot of views but very little in the way of comments. This is recommended reading as far as electric universe theories and geology are concerned. It is an honest attempt to combine the two.
It begins by telling us that not all geologists favour Plate Tectonics – and one good reason for this are that it is another example of consensus science. He refers to the journal of New Concepts in Global Tectonics (see www.ncgt.org/) where you can read plenty of articles by people fundamentally unimpressed with Plate Tectonics theory (and it is a theory rather than a fact). A nice theory, a sort of dilution of the Continental Drift hypothesis, that is embedded together with a couple of other theories – such as those involving magnetic stripes on the sea floor, and marine oxygen isotopes in the shells of very small sea creatures (which are thought to support the idea of Ice Ages and a 100,000 year cycle). Plate Tectonics has become, since the late 1950s, a plank in uniformitarian geochronology (and therefore requires putting under the microscope as uniformitarianism is the bedrock of modern science and deserving of proof, rather than conjecture). Whether this particular alternative model is viable or not is difficult to say as we don't really know how electricity affects the inside of the Earth. Earthquakes and volcanoes may have a connection with the arrival of CMEs at the boundary of the Earth's magnetosphere – and Piers Corbyn has delved into this possibility in the past. Difficult one to call – as he discovered. The same goes for the effect of CMEs on Earth weather. Sometimes it seems there is a link – and then comes along a big CME event and nothing much changes at the surface of the Earth. This, at the moment, is at the edge of science – and we now have satellites and various kinds of telescope focussed on the Sun and the ionosphere of the Earth. One can expect some kind of resolution in the not too distant feature. However, whether that would involve ditching the Plate Tectonics theory is another matter altogether. The evidence would have to be conclusive.
Robertus is on safe ground when he points out that Earth is apparently the only body in the solar system that has Plate Tectonics. There is no sign of it anywhere else. Might Plate Tectonics me a scientific mirage? Space exploration has also shown that planets and their satellites are immersed in an electrified plasma and he says that it is from this that we should seek a cause of planetary geological activity. Read the full post – and its follow-up. It is quite lengthy and broad in scope. Some of the comments are excellent. Basically, Robertus is saying geological activity is a product of an electrical discharge between Earth and its environment. This discharge exists as Earth is 'not at rest' with its environment – winding down after a catastrophic event (of some kind).
Meanwhile, at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170515.html … we have a video of a huge lightning storm as seen from space.