reply to post by timepolarity
Before I go into how this might be observed, first let me explain why I believe this would be happening.
One of the more puzzling aspects of physics is the so-called “arrow of time”. It’s a pretty simple concept for humans to understand, since our
consciousness is so dependent upon events occurring causally, and in a sequential order. Time flows in essentially one direction, toward the future.
You can slow down or speed up time, perhaps even bring it to nearly a halt, but you cannot reverse its direction. To do so would violate causality,
and create paradoxes that are seemingly unresolvable. This has troubled physicists for a while because almost every other aspect of our universe
operates with some sort of symmetry.
I believe that time only appears asymmetric, and instead has a distinct polarity
. Given this, the flow of time is really the flow from a
negative pole to a positive pole, from a beginning to an end. The flow can happen at varying speeds, but because this is the flow of space itself, it
cannot be reversed. In addition to the perception of the passage of time, I believe this polarity of space/time manifests itself as gravity, which
also has an arrow of sorts, pointing toward mass.
Now this is where I get into a very conceptual part of this discussion (as if this wasn’t conceptual enough): in this model, the universe is really
performing a task - the separation of mass from energy. Because we are massive objects, our polarity draws us to more massive objects - this is
gravity. Consider that to escape gravity, we have to apply a force, or energy, in the direction of the massive object which we are drawn to. This
literally puts space between us and the other object. I believe this condition illustrates this idea - that space and energy are one and the same.
Think of space as a very voluminous but low density form of energy - this idea is perhaps observed experimentally in the form of vacuum energy.
So this process (the flow of which we call time) is taking some very tightly wound, spooled up energy, and unraveling it. As we unravel it, there’s
piles of loose string, and a slowly shrinking spool. The piles of string are the unraveled, low density energy we call space. The shrinking spool is
mass. At the end of the spool, is nothing - it was only present as the wound-up form of energy. In this sense, mass is the edge of space.
If you start to think of mass as the edges or frontiers of space, you can start to see a trend - the dominance of mass in shaping the universe, a
In very massive objects, energy is constantly ejected - for instance, light and other forms of radiation that’s emitted by stars. If a massive body
had enough mass, when enough of the energy has been depleted it becomes a black hole - which is essentially already understood to be a literal hole in
the fabric of space.
For the past decade or so, it’s become a generally accepted idea that at the center of each galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Not only that, but
it’s believed that these black holes are the very glue that creates the spiral formation of galaxies, or the formations of galaxies at all.
Beyond just the casual similarities of atomic structures to cosmological ones, if you consider that an incredibly massive object lies at the center of
the form of a galaxy, it’s very easy and simple to draw a parallel with the massive nucleus of an atom, with the essentially mass-less electron(s)
which orbit it in these little clouds. I have not explored in-depth the atomic scale continuation of this idea, but it at least appears consistent -
with the forces of polarity on this scale being essentially the same, but corresponding to the smaller masses.