Pseudoscience and the Electric Universe

Safire discharge chamber construction
Safire Project plasma discharge chamber construction. Source:

The Electric Universe theory is not pseudoscience because:

  1. It can be tested using the scientific method, such as that in the Safire Project.
  2. Some of it is based on accepted theory. Sure, some of the Electric Universe theories are speculative, but they are under development, and can still be tested.
  3. Because the Electric Universe Theory is interdisciplinary, it may include subjects that are not scientific, and are not intended to be.
  4. It is predictive


  1. Some of the proponents of the Electric Universe poorly understand science, and draw misguided conclusions from poor reasoning.
    A. Yes, many proponents are not scientists, who might make a poor job of explaining mainstream science too.
  2. Experts highlight errors in the Electric Universe theory
    A. There are few experts in cosmology, and plasma physics, and electrical engineering. In many instants, they are not errors, but incomplete theories which need to be addressed
  3. Mainstream theory is fine, thank you
    A. There is evidence that supports much of mainstream theory. But that is not an argument that can be used against any other theory


  • One of the definitions of “pseudoscience”, is that it refers to an idea that is portrayed as if it were a science, but isn’t.
  • But the word “pseudoscience” has no scientific definition, and no scientific tests, but is used as if it were scientific. It isn’t.
  • Hence by its own definition, using the use of the label “pseudoscience”, is pseudoscience.