posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 02:21 PM
If the space between galaxies is nothing but a vacuum of nothing, it is impossible for that nothing to expand.
If we say space can "expand", then space must not be nothing. It must be something, and that something must have properties that allow for
If space is simply a volume and time in which matter resides, expansion of this volume would not lead to a visible expansion or dislocation of matter
unless space also had properties that allowed it to act upon matter with force.
Imagine a partially filled balloon in zero gravity.
Within that balloon is a grain of sand directly in the middle of it.
If I was able to inflate the balloon (without disturbing the grain of sand), the volume of the balloon would have expanded, yet the grain of sand
would remain unmoved itself since no force would be acting upon the sand to move it.
Thus, space as volume expanded, but no visible effects of this would be imparted to the matter within that space.
In order to move the sand by expanding the balloon, the sand must have a mechanism of force to act upon it. Thus space expanding by itself is not
enough to explain why matter should be visibly moved by this expansion. In the balloon example, the grain could only be moved by air pressure. Air
which has real mass and volume.
Now, let us say that all matter within the space of the balloon expands as a function of the volume of the balloon.
For example, as I inflate the balloon to twice its size, the grain of sand also expands to twice its size.
If the grain of sand were to represent galaxies suspended in space, we would still see no mechanism of movement or velocity away from each other. In
fact, all we would see are things increasing in size.
Galaxies would appear to grow in size, not move away from us.
Again, a mechanism of force is required to explain why an expansion of space (which is nothing) should result in the movement of matter.
Newtons laws make it abundantly clear that in order for movement to occur, a real physical force must act upon that matter.
Thus, the big bang, black holes, and all other warping space nonsense must be considered just that - nonsense.