04-20-12, 03:40 AM #1
Eddington's Incredible Shrinking Atom
I would like to explore the idea of a shrinking universe that appears to observers within it to be expanding.
Arthur Eddington wrote this idea in his book "The Expanding Universe":
All change is relative. The universe is expanding relatively to our
common standards; our common standards are shrinking relatively to the
size of the universe. The theory of the "expanding universe" might
also be called the theory of the "shrinking atom" .
The blue dots symbolize galaxies on the surface of the cross section of a spherical shrinking universe. Their relative positions remain unchanged as they are co-shrinking.
I propose that universes spontaneously erupt from a primordial state of nothing, which I will euphemistically call the primordial dark.
This primordial nothingness has no metric properties to speak of. Flashes, or sparks, of energy spontaneously rupture and bubble within the primordial dark as damped harmonic oscillations that are then reabsorbed by the dark.
My speculative thought model is that the universe is a shrinking torus, which appears to observers within it as an expanding space-time.
This time the blue dots on the surface of the cross section of the torus representing galaxies appear to be moving away from each other as they are co-shrinking
It shouldn't take too much effort to derive the space-time metric for a shrinking torus, ...I hope
As quantum entanglement continues to increase, the arrow of time becomes irreversible.
Time machines can never travel to the past because entropy can never decrease unless energy is brought from outside the system ...but there is no system "outside" of space-time. Time travel to the past is impossible. ...probably
04-20-12, 05:26 AM #2
No evidence for dark matter in our stellar neighborhood.
Astronomers mapped the motions of hundreds of stars in the Milky Way in order to deduce the amount of dark matter that must be tugging on them from the vicinity of our sun. Their surprising conclusion? There's no dark matter around here.
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