Any cosmology that does not derive from the Big Bang Theory is referred to as a “Non-standard cosmology” by the scientific mainstream.

The Electric Model argues that electromagnetic forces are equal in importance with gravitation on the largest distance scales. The most important proponent is largely seen to be Swedish plasma physicist, Hannes Alfven (1908-1995).

The Los Alamos website states: “Alfven’s theories in astrophysics and plasma physics have usually gained acceptance only two or three decades after their publication… Disputed for 30 years, many of his theories about the solar system were only vindicated as late as the 1980′s through measurements of cometary and planetary magnetospheres by artificial satellites and space probes.”

The long-ignored topic has recently been taken up in an engaging documentary film, “Thunderbolts of the Gods,” based on the book by the same title by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott.