I have titled this thread with a qualifying bracket since Eric Lerner and others who founded Plasma Cosmology at least nominally accepted Relativity - and the worse thing I could do is to misrepresent them here. Note however that the first person who invented Plasma Cosmology was Hannes Alfven, of Swedish origin. Only in passing do his works mention that other Swedish mathematician-cosmologist Carl Vilhelm Ludwig Charlier, but I will soon have to post on the latter too!

Dear Max,

You quoted my words: "plasma, coming from deep space is condensing into clouds of plasma and gas to form new stars."

The plasma is a high energy hydrogen plasma, taking the form of 'wires' or 'filaments' and stretching across space. It slowly condenses into vortices, the more powerful vortices stretching out but compressing the plasma, enabling gravity to act to form stars in spiral galaxies. (Elliptical galaxies seems to arise when the vortex forces are weaker, leading to smaller redder stars with low metallicity).

Originally the plasma comes from elsewhere, far beyond the visible cosmos but in our infinite universe. It is needed to explain the origin of galaxies and why the mass continually lost from our cosmos by galactic recession has to be replaced by the formation of more stars and galaxies.

Grote Reber, the radio-astronomy pioneer, was the only one to investigate the 133 metre band in radio-astronomy - far longer than any wavelength considered more recently. This is because the earth was more radio-quiet in the 1960s, enabling him to map the visible skies from Michigan and Tasmania. An American, he finally stayed in Tasmania, dying there at the age of 93 I believe. His amazing discovery was that the Milky Way (and other galaxies evidently) absorbs 133 metre band wavelengths whereas intergalactic space emits it. I conclude from Reber's observation that this long-wavelength radiation is emitted by the plasma in interstellar and intergalactic space as the plasma has to lose energy in order to condense into vortices then into galaxies.

My words here should not be read alone, and to make sense of them you MUST get Eric Lerner's The Big Bang Never Happened. At least he lays GR aside - just as you will when you see how in GR space has to be "inserted" between galaxies or groups of galaxies in order to explain galactic recession as "the expansion of space."