posted on Jul, 8 2011 @ 12:09 AM
I'd been toying around with this possibility for a while now. If matter (as in coalesced matter, planets and galaxies) are expanding away from each
other, what if they are also at a lower factor, growing in size also. If, and I'm not under the impression that it exactly is, the universe is
expanding, maybe the matter does too. Hard to measure in the now if every bit of matter is growing in size, no comparable point of refrerence...
but looking far back in the past you might see evidence of it. Pangea, large dinosaurs (more oxygen in the air back then sounds a little hokey.)
Another part of it is, what if dinosaurs were much smaller than their fossils lead us to believe. If a small cat was entombed and fossilized in rock,
and 60 million years later, it might be 15 feet tall. When I see dinosaur skeletons and think of them much smaller and more in line with todays crocs
and dragons, it's way more easy for me to visualize them. I know there is some pitfalls to this, as there is very small fossils found today that if
they were smaller wouldn't make sense.
I thought about an experiment to test this theory, to somehow measure a stone over a few years. It seems it would prove it wrong outright, but it's
also a hard thing to measure if the mechanism for growth is not uniform, and too many variables. It would be such a slow process, that the expansion
of a few nanometers from heat in an hour would be a few thousand times more than the "underlying" growth process. I also just thought... it would
be hard to measure because anything in this theory, any mechanism to measure, would also be growing, even water in a volume test. It's interesting
to think about.