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New cosmology explains acceleration of universe—only if no Big Bang

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From Technology Review:

Shu’s idea is that time and space are not independent entities but can be converted back and forth between each other. In his formulation of the geometry of spacetime, the speed of light is simply the conversion factor between the two. Similarly, mass and length are interchangeable in a relationship in which the conversion factor depends on both the gravitational constant G and the speed of light, neither of which need be constant.

So as the Universe expands, mass and time are converted to length and space and vice versa as it contracts.

This universe has no beginning or end, just alternating periods of expansion and contraction. In fact, Shu shows that singularities cannot exist in this cosmos.

But what about the cosmic microwave background, considered the best evidence for the Big Bang?

How it might arise in Shu’s cosmology isn’t yet clear but I imagine he’s working on it.

4 Replies to “New cosmology explains acceleration of universe—only if no Big Bang

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    tjguy says:

    I’m not about to jump on the bandwagon of any new cosmology, but I do think it is interesting that new ones keep coming out.

    What does that tell us about the current Standard Model?

    Perhaps it is not as factual as everyone would like to think.

    Obviously there are some scientists, even secular scientists like this guy, who see the holes in it.

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    There are lots of problems with the Standard Model, and I know of no physicists who thinks otherwise.

    Check the wiki page.

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    bornagain77 says:

    Of related note;

    To dodge the Theistic implications of a beginning for the universe many times Materialists/Atheists also try proposing a universe which expands and contracts infinitely. Even at first glance, the ‘oscillating universe’ conjecture suffers so many questions from the second law of thermodynamics (entropy) as to render it effectively implausible as a serious theory, but now the oscillating universe conjecture has been totally crushed by the hard evidence for a ‘flat’ universe found by the ‘BOOMERANG’ experiment.

    Refutation Of Oscillating Universe – Michael Strauss PhD. – video:

    Evidence For Flat Universe – Boomerang Project

    Einstein’s ‘Biggest Blunder’ Turns Out to Be Right – November 2010
    Excerpt: By providing more evidence that the universe is flat, the findings bolster the cosmological constant model for dark energy over competing theories such as the idea that the general relativity equations for gravity are flawed. “We have at this moment the most precise measurements of lambda that a single technique can give,” Marinoni said.

    A ‘flat universe’, which is actually another very surprising finely-tuned ‘coincidence’ of the universe (since the universe could, theoretically be an almost infinite number of things other than flat), means this universe, left to its own present course of accelerating expansion due to Dark Energy, will continue to expand forever, thus fulfilling the thermodynamic equilibrium of the second law to its fullest extent (entropic ‘Heat Death’ of the universe).

    The Future of the Universe
    Excerpt: After all the black holes have evaporated, (and after all the ordinary matter made of protons has disintegrated, if protons are unstable), the universe will be nearly empty. Photons, neutrinos, electrons and positrons will fly from place to place, hardly ever encountering each other. It will be cold, and dark, and there is no known process which will ever change things. — Not a happy ending.

    This decay of the universe towards ‘heat death’ is a Theistic presupposition:

    Psalm 102:25-27
    Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will have no end.


    Phillips, Craig & Dean – When The Stars Burn Down – Worship Video with lyrics

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    Axel says:

    Well, if I wanted to go to Whimpering Chutney, I wouldn’t start from ‘here….’

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