I noticed much nit picking as I skimmed the replies etc. Still M=most of the replies were very good! I absolutely love cosmology and astronomy, next to custom Harley Davidson’s, preferably pre 1960 machines. The iron in those big Vtwin jugs (cylinders) were forged in the heart of second generation stars as was all elements heavier than He and H.
Anyway, as some members said the big bang was the universe suddenly expanding faster than the speed of light (inflation) from an singularly type ’point’. Still the BB did not arise out of a traditional singularity. It was different than a singularity created from a black hole (according to theory). Space, time, all the fields of energy, gravity, mass, literally everything was created about 14.7 billion years ago in the BB. Again some members were correct in saying that stuff is not expanding from the center point where the expansion began. More accurately every thing is expanding away from everything else, and anywhere is the center of the universe. So when two galaxies collide for example try to cop a visual and envision everything expanding away from everything else, not every thing is expanding from a certain point. Yes it is counter-intuitive! So since there is no center point galaxies can collide as can planets or stars or even dust particles. As far as the expansion goes a fantastic and strange thing is happening. Instead of everything slowing from the initial expansion like scientists expected, everything is speeding up, the objects that are 'farthest away' are moving the fastest. That is truly whacky! Gravity should be slowing all mass in the universe down and eventually pull everything back in making a big crunch that would create another big bang.
That is where the dark energy comes in to play and its literally a made up thing. No one has ever seen it or tested it. it’s a theoretical guess. Lastly there is dark mass. As it stands today our universe is missing almost ALL ITS MASS! So our wonderful secular scientists also made up dark mass. Gots to love that science eh? Well I do love it but too much faith is put into it IMO.
Last edited by RevAnarchist; Jun 03 2012 at 12:52 PM.
“"Woe is me, for I am ruined. For I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King (of earth), the Lord of hosts!" Isaiah 6:5 .