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 personally involved Nobel Prize winners such as Julian Schwinger who struggled to keep research in the anomalies from being stopped. The modern uncertainty about the existence and attributes of ball lightning is a part of the issues of the crisis period.
Do you know what the term “crisis period” means? Kuhn used the word and defined it’s length in 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.