|Age of the Universe and Dark Matter
||[May. 23rd, 2005|09:02 pm]
The Age of the Universe and Dark Matter (link)
So the Universe is somewhere between 8 and 20 billion years old (roughly).
The statement that always amuses me is the following:-
The new estimates were made as part of a larger effort to understand how the universe is structured, and they agree with an increasingly solid case suggesting that 95 percent of the universe is controlled by so-called dark energy. Scientists don't know what this mysterious force is, or how it works, but they see evidence of it in the fact that the universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.
Dark energy is sometimes described as applying a negative pressure to the universe. While gravity holds individual galaxies together, dark energy works to pull galaxies from each other at faster and faster rates.
1) I don't believe in creation in the sense we understand it.
2) I believe that the universe was the result of decay
3) The decay was in fundamental matter which is infinite and eternal (without time).
4) Dark matter is the fundamental "stuff" from which decay originated.
5) Space is getting weaker rather than the universe expanding.
6) When space is so weak that it no longer exists the dark matter (which appears to be pulling the galaxies apart) will engulf the space in which everything "exists" and our universe will be returned to that eternity. Eternity has unmeasurable mass and time doesn't exist within it (which is why I call it an eternity) for time requires space and motion (and measurement) which arise when eternity decays (as it's apt to do from time to time).
The words are confusing as there aren't words to describe a very simple concept. The base of nature is 1 (everything) and not 0 (nothing). Our universe didn't arise from nothing. It arose from everything. It will return to that everything and that everything is the "dark matter" which to us is unfathomable.
How large is this eternity ? It is both infinitely large and infinitely small. Space converges and diverges towards it.
There is no creator required for an infinite timeless mass which is under so much pressure that "now and then" it decays into what we see and feel and hear around us.....