Jim asked this question on another forum ...
Gravity and Relativity/Requiem for Relativity 28 Jan 2011:18:33:53
... where it is off topic, so I decided it was time to create an EPH specific forum.
[Jim] "LB, Your last post is all good (but) As far as I know there is nothing in human writing indicating a planet size object has any way to explode but TVF had observational data that lead him to use EPH to explain the data. There was a half light/half dark planet as well as several other observations that he was using as guide lines-I know other people made those observations no problem with that and if anyone wants to look into it they can. I just want to understand why he proposed EPH as the answer that fit those observations (whatever that are)."