I don't follow your logic here. If everything was expanding at a uniform rate, including all of our "yardsticks" we use to measure distance, then we
wouldn't measure any increase on large scales either, would we?
The problem with observing this happening on the scale of life is that there is not enough space between objects. At our scale, the idea that the car
down the road is getting further away from you faster than the one in your driveway, or that the atoms at the center of your body are moving away from
one another slower than the ones at your extremities (from the relative frame of reference of the center of your body, of course) is imperceptible.
When we look through telescopes at objects that have lots of space between them, it becomes more apparent. Because space is the component that is
inflating, we can more plainly observe this inflation the more 'space' we look at objects through.
What we see when we look at the inflation of space, more distant galaxies and clusters moving away seemingly at a greater rate of acceleration than
closer ones, is simply the inflation of space between those objects. More space, more inflation.
But SPACE is the substructure that is inflating, and since all matter and energy exists within space (and indeed IS space), then it must expand with
the space. There is no magical force field around local groups, individual galaxies, stars, planets, or human bodies, or even atoms that absolve them
from the expansion of that which makes their existence possible.
Measuring the rotational speed of spiral galaxies, we observe that the angular momentum is so great that the galaxy SHOULD fly apart, according to
what we know. So now, we have something called dark matter, that supposedly surrounds local groups and galaxies that cause them to remain intact.
Dark matter is the fallacy that supplies the equilibrium necessary to make this possible, but only mathematically. It's an arbitrary number that is
added to one side of an equation to make it conform to our observations.
If you move from the supposition that space is expanding within the galaxy as it is without, then there is no need to add this arbitrary number. But
still, the general consensus remains that 'space only expands in places where there is no matter, and it doesn't expand where there is.
I think we just don't understand space.
edit on 31-12-2013 by Mon1k3r because: (no reason given)