Earth and Universe

Maverick's Earth and Universe begins at the foundations of knowledge and progresses step-by-step so that the reader can understand, not simply believe. J. Marvin Herndon reveals the way science should work, including a methodology more fundamental than the frequently discussed versions of the scientific method, and describes techniques to use for making discoveries, which are not found in any textbook.

Maverick's Earth and Universe discloses decades old blunders that underlie geophysics and astrophysics and points to a wholly different way to understand Earth and Universe.

Maverick's Earth and Universe is available from Trafford (click here), from, (click here) and elsewhere.

Italian translation by Franco Bonavia: La Terra e l’Universo (click here to download free pdf)

Unified Theory hiding in plain sight, Amazon Review by David Wineberg April 16, 2013

There are two remarkable things about Maverick's Earth and Universe. The first is the elegant, complete and comprehensive theory of the Earth and the solar system, which is so radically different, you simply must read the book. The second is that this package of theories has been in development since 1979(!) yet remains essentially unknown. The scientific community has worked hard to suppress it, in order to protect the reputations of those whose work is founded on the faulty theories of the past. That makes this a blockbuster.

Dr. Herndon takes us through his thought process, filling in with basic science as we go. And for the most part (thankfully), basic science is all we need to understand it. That alone makes it more valuable than the patchwork of theories that never really worked together, and essentially hid under the cover of too-technical-for-you science. Herndon says real science is constantly challenging itself, not building on false foundations or hiding better science from view. But he also cites examples going back to Galileo where those sentiments are ignored.

In a large nutshell:

-The inner planets of our solar system were gas giants, just like the outer four still are. Earth, for example, was 300 times larger, and its rock core was compressed by 300 earth masses of pressure from the gas surrounding it.
-The sun was also a gas giant, but it was ignited, most likely by the gas flare and fission explosion of another sun, which, Herndon shows with a dramatic photograph, can travel between galaxies.
-The sun's ignition was so fierce it blew the gas covers off the inner planets, as well as a portion of Mercury itself, which ended up in pieces in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
-Earth, suddenly free of pressure, began to relax and expand. In its most compacted state, it was only 64% as big as it is today. This means it has essentially doubled in size.
-The expansion of Earth is what causes the cracking of the crust, creating long rifts like baseball seams up and down the ocean floors. And earthquakes. And volcanos.
-Mountains are crinkles caused by a steeper curvature area being forced to sit on a flatter surface. Imagine flattening half a tennis ball. Something's got to give: the center gets crimped and the edges split.
-The center of the Earth is a nuclear georeactor of uranium in nickel silicide. It feeds itself continuously by gravity drawing the heavier uranium to the center.
-It is the georeactor that maintains our magnetic field, which protects us from solar wind. The sun can blow it back, but it can't blow it away.
-The outer gas giant planets all generate more energy than they receive from the sun, showing they too all have georeactors at their cores.
-The core of the Earth is not a swirling convection oven. Convection is not possible in a sealed environment where there isn't a large temperature difference between top and bottom. This throws portions of the plate tectonics theory into question, and is far from the only problem with it. Herndon's theories encompass plate tectonics, but correct and adjust them.

What goes unsaid is The End. When I was in school, we learned that the sun will eventually swell to millions of times its size, consuming the inner planets before it burns out. Later on, the end was predicted to come earlier than that, as a nearby galaxy was calculated to be headed our way, and the slow motion intergalactic collision would be fatal to all. Now Herndon shows it is the georeactor at our core that will be our undoing, even before those other events. As the georeactor runs out of uranium, the magnetic field will fade away, leaving the sun to scorch the Earth. That has begun; measurements show it weakening. We haven't even had a magnetic pole reversal in 700,000 years, when they used to occur every 200,000.

The elegance of this theory is that everything started out the same. All the planets were made of basically the same materials. All were gas giants. All generated their own energy (except possibly Venus, which is exceptional in many ways). The consistency of it all is a welcomed change from the patchwork of theories cobbled together to make the "standard model" sort of work.

Truth can be stranger than fiction, and this book puts hard facts behind concepts that science fiction writers would strain to imagine. It should be causing huge debate and countless studies. That it is not is testament to the insularity of science, the maintenance of the status quo, the protection of reputations, and the selfishness of egos.

This book will prove to be historically important, and like the Earth's core, it is rock solid, replicable, verifiable science.

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