posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 05:36 PM
Sure its already been said, but ill just throw my penny in the Jar
the expansion is not an expansion into space, it is an expansion of space. So outside it there is nothing at all, at least not dimension as we
understand it. It is not like a diffusion of gas into empty space, it is the space itself that is expanding.
On the compactness of space just after the big bang, if you believe in it, yes it is difficult to fathom but it is more understandable when you think
of various super compact objects that do exist in the universe that are also difficult to imagine.
White dwarfs and neutron stars for example. These objects prove that most of the 'space' within an atom is basically empty and that when you squeeze
it all together there are limits to the existence of matter in normal form. The thing you have to sort of imagine that matter condensed out of light,
the early universe existed as energy or electromagnetically dominated, and by early universe i am talking about a time scale of 10^-30 seconds... any
way couldnt all matter have existed as a singularity or a very small compact scale back at that time? you can make a gamma that spontaneously converts
into an electron/positron pair, and photons dont seem to have a defined size... so why not? it is interesting to hear about some of the 'off the
mainstream' ideas and thoughts that people have on ATS, and the big bang is truly a difficult one to figure out, and yes some of the ideas and
theories are totally off the wall... id have thought many of you 'out of the box' thinkers as you claim to be would LOVE this kind of stuff... I mean
compact objects.. you only need to go and look at a white dwarf and do the mathematics that requires you to look at 7 dimensional space... to explain
it... isn't already awesomely weird enough?
This is sometimes one of the reasons why out of box thinkers are not taken seriously, because like some kind of religion, most out of the box thinkers
just oppose anything and everything anyone who has knowledge or experience and training in a subject says or thinks... You want to know, as a particle
physicist who we think are out of their minds and are nuts with the theories they come out with? String theorists, totally stark raving bonkers the
lot of them LOL (jk) I guess i find it surprising that people still basically think some of the things i am involved in are crazy and want to tell me
that the experiments i am doing are stupid and that i am being controlled by some form of dark organization...
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