We have photos of the Chelyabinsk meteor event. The electric universe people think it was an electrical discharge from the earth that caused the meteor to explode, but there is no electrical arcing in the photos. The answer may be in the phenomenon of micrometeoroids which turn into plasma when they contact satellites at speeds of many miles per second. Kind of like what happens in a particle accelerator. The molecules of the atmosphere are the target.
“…poking around for some numbers seems to come up with a value of about 5 gigajoules of energy in a typical lightning strike and a ton of TNT is around 4.2 GJ. So a lightning strike would be about 1.2 tons of TNT.” Looks like electricity falls short.
The Russian meteor is described by NASA–
// The large fireball (technically, called a “superbolide”) observed on the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, was caused by a relatively small asteroid approximately 17 to 20 meters in size (about 18.6 to 21.9 yards) that entered Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and at a shallow angle. In doing so, it released a tremendous amount of energy, fragmented at high altitude, and produced a shower of pieces of various sizes that fell to the ground as meteorites. // –From NASA in 2013
It is not stated if any of these pieces were ever found and analyzed. NASA has been trying to sell the idea that they need funding to protect the earth from “asteroid impact,” so they have a financial incentive to not tell us all they know. The rock discovered in the lake sediments below the hole in the ice could not be tied to the event with certainty, as far as the articles tell us.
It does not give us much confidence when an article about “everything we know about the Chelyabinsk meteorite” starts out telling us they know it is 4.5 billion years old and left over from the formation of the solar system.
“Physical collisions alone are cause for concern (to satellites), but a second threat may be even more ominous. Because of the tremendous impact velocities involved (closing with the Earth at 71 km per second, the Leonids [meteors] are the fastest-colliding cometary fragments known), the highly charged plasma clouds generated by the impacts of even extremely small Leonids particles may be powerful enough to kill satellites that would have been minimally affected by the physical collisions.”
People sometimes ask me if I am a scientist. I tell them I am a mad scientist, which is a person who does scientific experiments that do not have the sanction of the accepted scientific establishment, and that often support conclusions which they would not approve.
The goals of astrobiology are three, according to this video by a pioneer in the field of atheist astrobiology, David Morrison. Astrobiologists seek to answer these questions:
1. How did we get here?
2. Are we alone?
3. Where are we going?
My contention is that these are not questions that can be answered by science, because they depend on the unseen. The answers that astrobiologists will get depend on the axioms they use. If the axioms are wrong, the answers will be wrong. Atheism necessarily uses wrong axioms.
In spite of the experience of no direct evidence of extraterrestrial life being found after looking for more than fifty years, optimism of imminent ET alien contact remains high at NASA and other scientific groups. This may result in the eager acceptance of communion with what the Bible recognizes as “devils.”
The astrobiology of Bill Nye is the dominant viewpoint now, looking for some kind of superior extraterrestrials in the universe with which we can have fellowship. These beings have the characteristics of what the ancients recognized as their gods. His worldview requires rejecting the perspective of the Bible, which presents the earth alone as the proper focus of man, and accepting an arbitrary point in space as the perspective from which to see the earth.
A TV documentary on Jack Parsons, who created Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is odd that it took an open devil worshipper to provide the motivation to get a rocket into space.
This atheist thinks that science requires assuming there was no Creator, and that life is understandable by man. She is not going by the evidence, that life only comes from previous life. Science is a religion for her. This is in the best tradition of the devil worshipper Jack Parsons, founder of JPL, and his motivation to be his own god, overcoming all obstacles to get a rocket into space.
The human mind is not capable of directly grasping reality, so, in science, we have to create myths that help us get close to reality in a way that we can make things that work. Those myths always break down at some level, but some try to push them to the level that they use them to express ultimate reality, and “discover the secrets of the universe.” That makes science into a foolish religion, and makes what it finds into dogma that cannot be questioned. The most obvious example of such a myth is the idea that dirt did magic and turned itself into people over millions of years. There are many others.