Red-Shift and The Big Bang Theory
If you stand at the side of a road and observe a speeding motorcycle approach and then pass by and move off into the distance you will notice that there is a difference in the sound you hear from the motorcycle as it approaches you and moves away from you after it passes you. The difference you notice in the frequency of the sound approaching you and moving away from you. The sound of the motorcycle as it approaches is of a higher frequency and sounds shriller that the sound as it passes and moves away.
The reason for this difference in frequency is because the motorcycle is catching up with the sound waves emanating from its engine and so the waves in front of the motorcycle are squashed and therefore of higher frequency. The waves behind the motorcycle are stretched out and so have a longer wavelength and shorter frequency.
Scientists used this thinking to explain that the Universe is expanding and the stars are moving away from us.
Light like sound can be seen as waves. White light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow ranging from red to blue.Each colour of light will have its own wavelength and frequency. Red light will have the longest wavelength and shortest frequency while blue will have a shorter wavelength and higher frequency.
Using the analogy of the motorcycle approaching and then moving away we would expect a star that is approaching us to have higher frequency and so the refracted light from a star that is approaching the earth should be seen as blue and we should see the emitted light as red light if it is moving away from us. Scientists checked in every direction and found that the refracted light from every star and galaxy was emitting red light. They concluded that all the stars were moving away from us. They also found that the stars that were furthest away were shifted more to the red which meant that they were travelling faster away from us than the ones near us.
This was the basis for the Big Bang Theory of the Universe which simply states that the universe must have been created from a single point which then exploded in all directions. The galaxies furthest away and travelling the fastest came from that initial Big Bang!
Living in a Bubble
Even though Einstein developed the Mathematics to predict the idea that matter could collapse into a single infinitely dense point under certain circumstances he was unable to believe his own Mathematics. He just could not imagine matter collapsing into a single tiny dense point in reality. The idea of the universe being created from a Big Bang was inconceivable to him.So what did he do? He made up an explanation for why this couldn't happen so that his own discoveries fit in with his belief system. This is Einstein's second greatest blunder! His explanation involved making up a limit to which matter would never compress beyond. Robert Oppenheimer, the Physicist involved in the Atomic Bomb Project criticised Einstein for not trusting his own Mathematics. Oppenheimer didn't pursue the matter as he became a target of Senator Mc Carthy and simply became too depressed and disillusioned to muster any enthusiasm in controversial areas like this any more. It was not until another Scientist, also involved in the Atomic Bomb Project, John Wheeler came along and ran with Oppenheimer's ideas that any progress was made. As a result of John Wheeler's work inspired by Oppenheimer's open criticism of the great Einstein that Black Holes were discovered but that is a story for another Hub.,
In this article I have explained how by explaining the sound of a motorcycle passing we can learn about our expanding universe which must therefore have come from a single infinitely dense point.
I have once again shown how even the greatest minds are held captive by their own belief systems. Even when the truth is there staring us in the face we make up stuff to account for what does not fit what we believe to be true.
In my private practice as a Hypno-Psychotherapist here in the Isle of Man I treat many people who come to me suffering with a wide variety of conditions like; Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Lack of Confidence, Irritable Bowel, Tinnitus, Fears and Phobias, addictions, Sexual Problems, Eating Disorders, to name but a few. Every one of these people shares something in common. Each one is "Shipwrecked" and I provide a "Safe Harbour" for them to heal themselves. Each one is firmly convinced that there is something wrong with them and they want to be fixed. The very first obstacle we face is the belief system of the person seeking help. Unless that person is willing to entertain new more constructive beliefs about themselves and the world they live in then they are as enslaved as Einstein was and will make up stuff to support their belief system to maintain their reality. This is where the HYPNOSIS comes in. I require every client to learn the art of Self-Hypnosis before they come for their first session. I tell them not to show up unless they have played my audio which teaches them the Art of Self Hypnosis for at least a week. Playing the audio every night before going to bed teaches them how to suspend their belief system so when they come for therapy they are in a position to entertain the notion of change and the possibility that believing something new about themselves.
Not all of us have the natural capacity to entertain new ideas especially if they conflict with our world view and belief system but with the power of hypnosis this is something everyone of us can learn to do.
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