95% IS A COMPLETE MYSTERY
Dark Energy and Dark Matter are some of the biggest challenge to physics and cosmologists today.
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A BIT ABOUT ME
A wannabe scientist. Always wanted to be a scientist from 7 years old.
I did get a BSc Hons degree in Chemistry from Glasgow University in 1972. I went to university to do maths as that was my best subject at school, but gave up after 2 years when we got to ‘imaginary numbers’. I like things to be real. Gave up physics too after 2 years. It was boring then. If we had been studying black holes it might have been different.
So I did chemistry. My paper on the photo-degradation of polymethyl methacrylate is gathering dust somewhere but I like to think that the world sees more clearly as a result.
I was offered the chance to do a PhD in silicon chemistry sponsored by the US Airforce. I had to turn it down as I needed to get a job. My father had to leave school at 14. I was the first in our family to get a university degree and I needed to make some money. So I joined Cadbury as a management trainee and made chocolate bars.
One day I saw a video on Dark Energy produced by PBS Spacetime. There was Matt O'Dowd talking about a mysterious influence that physicists have come to call Dark Energy.
I didn’t even know that the universe was expanding.
What really caught my attention was that pie chart.
95% of the energy of the universe was a complete mystery.
70% was Dark Energy.
"We have no idea what Dark Energy is. Your guess is as good as mine".
But to me it was obvious. Dark Energy, the mysterious force causing the accelerating expansion of our universe was just gravity. The gravitational pull from a very large cosmos. Every day I expected to find a simple reason why I was wrong. Instead, I kept finding stuff that supported my idea and even some ways in which it could be tested. The more I researched, the simpler it became, and even more things fell into place.
In a BIG UNIVERSE,
which is much bigger and older than we think, it's all much simpler:-
Where did all this stuff come from?
The matter/antimatter problem.
The expansion of the universe
The energy of the vacuum.
The explanation of these becomes obvious once you accept that our universe, the universe created in the Big Bang, is only a part of a much bigger and older cosmos. No need to devise new particles, mysterious new forces, or creative mathematics. No need to challenge the Big Bang. It does a pretty good job of explaining how our universe developed, but it is only part of the story of the cosmos.
In my blogs are various developments of this idea including my original paper on Dark Energy. http://viXra.org/abs/1901.0451
Some like the Dark Energy paper are straightforward. Some are speculative.
Some are rants. It is a frustrating pastime being an amateur cosmologist.
All good theories should not only explain all the data but make predictions.
Here are some of mine:-
1. The Hubble Parameter increases with time as galaxies move out towards the pull of cosmic gravity
2. Our universe is not isotropic. There is a direction to the flow from the gravitational pull of the cosmos.
1. is now accepted as the evidence is there, but they can't explain why.
2 is a major divergence from current physics. The evidence supporting anisotropy is starting to grow.
The biggest question in cosmology is - where did all this stuff come from?
If predictions 1 and 2 are proven true then the answer is simple.
See my blog '2 out 3 ain't bad'
The universe has always been bigger and older than we thought.
We won't find it if we don't look for it.
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