NO. In the early days of electrical science, researchers believed that there were two kinds of electricity: “vitreous” and “resinous.” Benjamin Franklin renamed these ‘Positive‘ and ‘negative’ electricity after the well established study of magnetism. It was recognised that electricty could be created by rubbing different surfaces together.  It is now more widely accepted that this is the result of charge separation.

In a simple experiment where I induced a “charge separation” I was able to measure the apparent negative and positive charges on the separated items using a coulomb meter. What was unacceptable to conventional theory is that each charged object when studied more thoroughly actually contained BOTH negative AND positive charges that were held in place by reciprocal magnetic fields which was established using a simple compass. It was my belief that only type of electricity was created. The coulomb metre simply measured the flow of electrical pressure. Why the electricity was created in the first place is a different area for discussion.


About Rob W Harrison
There is a part of my mind that stubbornly thinks about science. I have a life, job, wife and family but without my Van Der Graaf Generator life would be incomplete. I am a great believer that this amazing universe came into being through process: movement >pressure > density > mass. Maybe I believe in an non viscous ether. Anyway this is where I can share my thoughts.


  1. Rob;

    I enjoyed reading about your ideas on gravity, energy, etc.

    I have developed an alternate cosmology based on a flowing aethereal medium. The medium is composed of a neutral blend of both positive and negative energy in their purest form. Protons and electrons are merely condensations of the inflowing medium. Gravity, electromagnetism, inertia, light propagation and the large scale structure of the cosmos all fall out easily from a few basic assumptions, the main one being that basic electric charge is not an intrinsic property, thereby requiring a cause.

    Email me if you’re interested. I’d love to trade ideas. You can read or download my little book at my website.

    Eric Thompson

    • Thanks Eric, I look forward to reading your hypothesis. I’ve been a great believer that the universe was created through gentle process. The big bang theory is based on redshift, the universe appears to be expanding, but why wouldn’t the universe simply oscillate like every other piece of known matter we have encountered? They now know the expansion is slowing down. So when it starts collapsing you can imagine the chicken little theories that we will be bombarded with?
      As regards to electric charge, I am not a believer that there are two types of electricity. Electrical or electrostatic pressure (voltage) reduces air pressure which causes the attractive effects of charge. I am working on a few experiments that will demonstrate this which I hope to have up on my blog soon. I’m also in the process of reviewing some 400 experiments in electrostatics and their conclusions particularly on how the charge is built up by friction. Although the idea perfectly explains some of the phenomena, to me it assumes too much. I’ve rubbed sheets of plastic together and have had them immediately repel each other, charge transference doesn’t explain this!
      Anyway, happy to exchange ideas and expect that i will enjoy reading your book.


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