Chart Showing the Temporal Spacing of Paradigm Shifts in Physics at 80-Year Intervals
As you can see in the above charts, the big changes of paradigms in physics happen along a regular pattern of 80 years of time. From Copernicus in 1505 to the formulation of the plasmoid paradigm in 1992, the time between each formulation of the basic principles of a major physics theory ranged from about 73 to 87 years. The average is 80 years.
In 1992 as far as I know, I first formulated the current plasmoid theory. During the 1990s, the only people I knew who had ideas anywhere similar to mine were Matsumoto and Shouders. Matsumoto tried to introduce concepts about the microscopic ball lightnings and how they were involved in transmutation effects based on his understanding of quantum physics since he was trained in the theory and was familiar with it.
Shoulders introduced some new hypotheses, some of which I think are valid, but he never developed or tried to introduce a theory himself. In 1992, I had a very basic theory about plasmoids. It is a general theory.
Now in 2018, the field is sort of stagnant. There is a lack of good experimental evidence to enable me or anyone else to develop this paradigm's basic theory further. Good experiments have been done in this decade, but their results were mostly the same as those of Urutskoev, Savvatimova et al. in the prior decade and the results of Matsumoto and Shoulders in the 1980s and 1990s. The researchers who published in this decade seemed to lack time and better equipment.