Hey guys, I went hiking with my wife the other day and had some time to think about some the topics we've been discussing. I got thinking about red shift and expansion of the universe etc... As i understand thanks to einstein the expansion of the universe is not a matter of the universe expanding into a new "space" but the original space "stretching" and becoming larger (like a elastic band). Now this "stretching" is observed to be happening all over the universe. Wouldn't that imply that WE are stretching as well and that a minute ago I was infact smaller then I am now....also if this expansion is happening at the same rate everywhere (observation would suggest it is) wouldn't it be impossible for US to detect the expansion????? I'm not talking about motion like the earth around the sun or the sun around the galactic centre, or even other galaxy's motion relative to us. I mean the ACTUAL expansion started by the big bang.