Jefferson claims the universe is bound together by what is called electrostatic attraction. Scientists call this binding force gravity, hence the dispute. The basis for Jefferson's claim centers around the atom. An atom is the smallest unit of matter that is recognizable as a chemical element. Atoms may be considered as the ultimate building blocks of matter. The basic particles of an atom are the neutron (neutrally charged), the proton (positively charged) and the electron (negatively charged). The basic structure of an atom consists of a nucleus, comprised of neutrons and protons, and the electrons rotating around the nucleus. The nucleus is positively charged and attracts the electron, which is negatively charged.
Gravitation or gravity, is a force that attracts all objects in the
universe. Gravity is universal, affecting all forms of matter and energy in essentially
the same way. Gravity is always attractive, since it interacts with mass-energy,
which is always positive. Jefferson theorizes that there is no such force
known as gravity. There is only electrostatic attraction. Jefferson's laws and theories
suggest that atoms exist on all levels and that nothing is completely positive, negative
or neutrally charged but rather is more or less either of the charges.
Because of his theories, Jefferson concludes that the planets in our galaxy (The Milky Way) are nothing more than electrons (negatively charged) rotating around a nucleus (the sun, positively charged) in an elliptical orbit. He further concludes that our galaxy is an electron rotating around some larger nucleus or sun along with other galaxies. Jefferson claims he has combined five fields of science into one new field. '' I have combined chemistry, astrophysics, nuclear physics, astronomy and physics,'' Jefferson said. The name of the field would be Astronuclear physics. The field does not exist, but would result with the acceptance of his theory.