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In 1995, Ted Jacobson, a physicist at the University of Maryland in College Park, combined these two findings, and postulated that every point in space lies on a tiny 'black-hole horizon' that also obeys the entropy–area relationship. From that, he found, the mathematics yielded Einstein's equations of general relativity — but using only thermodynamic concepts, not the idea of bending space-time.
“This seemed to say something deep about the origins of gravity,” says Jacobson. In particular, the laws of thermodynamics are statistical in nature — a macroscopic average over the motions of myriad atoms and molecules — so his result suggested that gravity is also statistical, a macroscopic approximation to the unseen constituents of space and time.
In 2010, this idea was taken a step further by Erik Verlinde, a string theorist at the University of Amsterdam, who showed that the statistical thermodynamics of the space-time constituents — whatever they turned out to be — could automatically generate Newton's law of gravitational attraction.
And in separate work, Thanu Padmanabhan, a cosmologist at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India, showed that Einstein's equations can be rewritten in a form that makes them identical to the laws of thermodynamics — as can many alternative theories of gravity. Padmanabhan is currently extending the thermodynamic approach in an effort to explain the origin and magnitude of dark energy: a mysterious cosmic force that is accelerating the Universe's expansion.
The thing about "Creation" that many people just do not catch, comes from false knowledge and too many opinions and not enough logical points or facts. For example, You ask a normal everyday person if time is infinite, a majority will say yes, this is a difficult question. However the answer is no, Time is finite. All time actually means is, the passing of events. Now there are two points, the spark from a singularity, and now. If time were infinite we would never reach the current point where we are now because there would have been an infinite number of events before now, thus logically making time finite. That is a very important piece of information to have if you would like to figure up the origins of space and time. Now, earlier I mentioned a singularity, a singularity here means the point that it all came from, that perfect line up that "pushed" the universe into being. We all agree that the universe came from somewhere, and that the universe expands and shrinks. We also agree that the universe, Earth especially, is fine tuned, we could not, and suspected by what we are able to understand, that there is only one way a planet can support life, our life, but what could have fine tuned this, and made our existence within the universe and the universe even possible, whose to say?