A new paradigm for physics called “Plasmoids” started in the early 1990s. I started thinking of atoms and galaxies as plasmoids based on what I knew about plasmoids, ball lightning, and cold fusion phenomena. It is a different way to think about matter, energy, gravity, and everything physical.
Physics went through a crisis period in the 1970s-1990s time period. That is what the controversy regarding cold fusion, LENR, LANR, CMNS … was about. Few people know that it even involved Nobel Prize winners such as Julian Schwinger. The modern uncertainty about the existence and attributes of ball lightning is a part of that crisis period.
Do you know what the term “crisis period” means? It came from a book called The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. To understand the philosophical idea, read the historical and economic texts on the Economics Articles page and my book online.