* This theory is accepted by most or all of the Thunderbolts team. Cardona found a plausible mechanism for the ancient shish-kabob arrangement of Saturn's planets. Saturn, as a brown dwarf star outside the Solar System, behaved like a comet, with Mars and Earth following behind it, similar to the way the SL9 comet fragments trailed behind each other in a near straight line. That's why the ancients saw Saturn usually as stationary over the north pole.
Earth's Oval to Spherical Form
* Peratt explained that planets started in electrical Z-pinches. Fred then gathered that the squeezing force of Z-pinches made Earth, Mars etc oval or egg shaped. When Saturn's electric field subsided, gravity changed Earth's shape to a sphere. So internally magma moved from under the polar crust down and around toward the equator. On the surface the equatorial and polar crust expanded, pulling the continents apart. This explains the evidence of both continental drift and Earth expansion.
Weaker Gravity on Ancient Earth
* Saturn's Z-pinch would have reduced Earth's equatorial circumference and elongated its poles, making it oval, and it would also have made the Earth spin much faster, causing objects to weigh much less at the surface. So the large dinosaurs, insects, tree ferns etc would have been able to grow much larger than today.
* Comets appear to be within strong electric fields that produce Z-pinch effects and the fact, that many of the comets that have been observed are seen to be elongated, is good evidence that Earth could also have been elongated in such a Z-pinch.
Orthogonal said: The only problem I have with the "Cometary Shishkabob" is how the planets eventually stabilize into our current orbits from then. If Saturn was the lead edge of the shishkabob with mars/earth following, how do the orbits stabilize near the ecliptic? I would expect them to come in at a significant angle and maintain that. However, if the trajectory was near the ecliptic, then all of the planets should have their rotational axis at near 90 degrees like Uranis. If they came in at an angle of around ~30 degrees like Earth/Mars/Saturn/Neptune have to the Sun's equator, how do they all settle into orbits that have less than 7 degrees inclination to the Sun's equator.
* Uranus' axis is nearly 90° to the Sun's axis. The relevant axis tilts of planets are Earth 23.45°, Mars 25.19°, Saturn 26.73°, Neptune 28.32°. It looks like the closer the planets got to the Sun, the more the axis tilts have decreased, as if the Sun is slowly aligning them to the Sun's axis. The planets' orbits are skewed from about 3 to 7° from the Sun's equatorial plane, i.e. Mercury 3.38°, Venus 3.86°, Earth 7.155°, Mars 5.65°, Jupiter 6.09°, Saturn 5.51°, Uranus 6.48°, Neptune 6.43°. So it looks like all of them may have been part of the Saturn System, though many of them had different axial tilts. It appears that they all entered the Solar System at about a 6 or 7° angle to the Sun's equatorial plane. But some had their polar axes tilted nearly 30° from the Sun's and others had other tilt angles. Since some of the planets and moons probably had close encounters with each other when the Saturn System reached the asteroid belt, that probably caused changes in axial tilts. Also, Miles Mathis had an interesting theory about the tilts that may help explain them.
StalkingGoogle said: The continents don't fit together well on a planet the size of Earth today. They do, however, fit together almost perfectly on a planet much smaller (around 60% the present size of Earth, I believe).... Earth expansion is a logical conclusion of the observed fact that many tons of material rain down on Earth every day from space. Obviously as a result of such a hail of material the Earth's radius is increasing. I believe much of this material is pushed into the interior of Earth in a process much like electroplating, through the "spreading sea floor", where we observe volcanic activity (clear signs of electrical activity).
And Orrery said: I am in agreement with [Stalking's] conclusion. I believe the Plasma Fountains of the Earth and phenom[ena] such as the Aurora, present us with evidence of oxygen ion interactions with the solar wind and flare activity allowing water to fall on the earth.
* The change from oval to spherical form is in agreement with most of that. Earth's equatorial diameter may have been 50% or so of its present diameter. But the polar axis would have been longer than now. Nonetheless, although the axis then shortened, the surface crust expanded east and west (not north and south). Earth did expand externally prior to that time, when Saturn flares rained detritus on Earth, forming the rock strata. It may also have expanded somewhat internally as well, due to changes in effective gravity etc. Fred had something to say about Earth's former atmosphere that I may post sometime, regarding how the oxygen and nitrogen constituents came about.