Originally posted by sasquatch672The model of inifinite number of layers of of sheets. Seems too complicated. These 'sheets' don't exist viewed as real sheets, it's only a model, nothing more.
I've been thinking about this quite a bit. The acceleration of the universe's expansion can only be explained by the presence of a substance we can't see. I don't have the formal mathematical background and it certainly wouldn't fit in a readable post anyway. But that's what physicists say.
String theory holds that what we call gravity is actual ...[text shortened]... ne smarter and more well-versed than I care to take up the conversation at this point?
Originally posted by FabianFnasDark matter is there, and exists. It doesn't care whether or not you believe in it.
The model of inifinite number of layers of of sheets. Seems too complicated. These 'sheets' don't exist viewed as real sheets, it's only a model, nothing more.
The beginning of astronomy, we thought that things we could see with telescopes was the things that existed, nothing more. By the birth of radio astronomy we learned that there are more than tha ...[text shortened]... ems that the Univers is a one time event after all.
Do I believe in dark energy? No.
Originally posted by sasquatch672Do you imply that mass and energy is equivalent? Even that dark mass and dark energy is equivalent? Do we really know that much about dark mass and dark energy to make this asumption? I don't know...
Originally posted by PalynkaI don't even know why dark matter or dark energy is responsible to the expansion.
What are the alternatives that can possibly explain the acceleration of the universe's expansion?
Originally posted by FabianFnasI'm not saying skepticism is not a valid reason to not believe in dark energy, I was just asking if there were any alternative hypothesis.
I don't even know why dark matter or dark energy is responsible to the expansion.
Why does dark matter or dark energy an repellant property, when normal matter hasn't...?
Originally posted by PalynkaWell, my strongest objection about a repellant dark energy/matter is that I don't find it a beautiful explanation. But I know that the Universe doesn't gives a rats a$$ about what I think about it.
I'm not saying skepticism is not a valid reason to not believe in dark energy, I was just asking if there were any alternative hypothesis.
Originally posted by FabianFnasCome on lad, I've read your posts, you're more educated than that. I don't imply that and I don't need to; furthermore, if I stated that, I would be as humble an emissary of that concept as there has ever been. As to your second question - this is a theory, not a law, because it doesn't fit the definition of a scientific law, but it's a pretty damn well observed theory - well hell - Einstein stated it himself: the laws of physics apply uniformly to all nonaccelerating bodies in motion. That means everywhere, all the time, to everything. We haven't figured out how to "see" dark matter. But we can make reasonable assumptions about it - among them, that the laws of physics apply to it.
Do you imply that mass and energy is equivalent? Even that dark mass and dark energy is equivalent? Do we really know that much about dark mass and dark energy to make this asumption? I don't know...
Mass of the ordinary matter has a gravitational attraction. One thing I want to know is if dark matter has a gravitational repellation, and if this has to ...[text shortened]... ting expanition of the Universe? Or is it a fifth force of nature, besides the four well known?
Originally posted by Thequ1ckVery superficial, not well thought-out - come on, you're capable of more than this as well.
I'm more inclined to believe that the high expansion rate of the universe is more
likely to be due to strange Mathematics on scales such as the universe.
I'd be backing some of the unorthodox longshots on this one and feel that using
words such as 'energy' and 'matter' to describe situations of anomolous results
is really a cop out.
"For example, dar ...[text shortened]... rmation on a RAM chip or the sentient abstracts of God in the book