Space... what is it?

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Okay, I admit I am an advocate of the big bang theory.  It sounds as close as we can possibly come so far to how the Universe was formed, created, made, whatever.

    My question is... if everything that came into existence, every element needed to form the other elements and particles and whatever.

    Well, what was this unbelievably tiny "cell" (for lack of better word)sitting in?  For an explosion to happen wouldn't there need to be something for everything to explode into (the Universe)?

    Or let me put it like this; Maybe the Big Bang is not responsible for the Universe because outside what we call the Universe was something else. 

    -no Mark,not saying a magical god lol-

    But something else.  It could be possible, (which I fancy the idea) that what we consider our Universe is but another paradox Universe or A Universal Black hole.

    Scientist say when explaining the theory... In the beginning there was complete darkness and POW! 

    In my creative and imaginative mind I picture a black hole, as explained today, a place so powerfully dense that no even light can escape its gravitational pull.

    I picture being on the other side of a black hole and see the light cone come into from darkness...

    I wonder how thin the line is between light and dark and often imagine that the light doesn't just vanish into the unknown but that is is immediately (warped)...

    Like in the movie Event Horizon, space just folds, randomly or at will ( I don't know)... in which case the light that seemingly vanishes into the darkness immediately appears somewhere else in the Universe giving the illusion that it is expanding when really it could be that it is neither expanding or collapsing.

    Just moving continuously without ends, reshaping, reforming, making, shedding... and the big bang is just one light particle that hit the black wall and POW! lol

    Oh and just for good argument sake lol- what makes anyone believe that Earth cannot be the center of the Universe?  I wonder because well... if you can't find the end of the Universe or the beginning and have not the slightest idea of which way is right or left or up or down etc... what would the idea that it is not be gauged on? 

    Imagine if it was?

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "The endless expanse in front of us all,
      Is as alive as the closet insect to crawl." smile

      Black holes are supposed to be entrances to another dimension.

      1. webismine profile image60
        webismineposted 9 years agoin reply to this


        1. mohitmisra profile image60
          mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Entrances to another dimension.Make sense to me as its similar in spirituality, you go into the point and come out in another dimension. smile

          1. webismine profile image60
            webismineposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Oh ok

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            sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            quantum physics. big_smile

            1. mohitmisra profile image60
              mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              one of the theories by science smile

  2. MattUSAF2525 profile image60
    MattUSAF2525posted 9 years ago

    Makes you think that other planets just might be as evolved as ours. As infinite as all of space is, just thinking about "never ending" gives me a headache. To know that there are no boundaries..just on and on and on. But for me to think that all of a sudden "POW" there it is. No force can create itself.

  3. Pete Maida profile image62
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    There are many theories surrounding the Big Bang.  I guess what is popular now is that the Big Bang wasn't the beginning but just the start of another cycle.
    For a long time the idea of an oscillating universe wouldn't fir because there didn't seem to be enough matter to slow the rate in which the galaxies a moving away from each other.  Now that dark matter and dark energy have been identified scientist believe that the universe will one day collapse on itself and start all over again.
    There is another idea that a vast maelstrom of cosmic matter and energy both light and dark existing in multidimensional space and when the conditions are right a tiny part of will collapse and produce a universe in the dimensions that we can perceive.  Check out the book "A View from the Center of the Universe".  It goes through it and makes understandable for non-scientists like me.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm, that actually sounds quite interesting.  I think I will check it out.  Thanks.

  4. roastedpinebark profile image60
    roastedpinebarkposted 9 years ago

    I can see the process repeating over and over as well, like picturing a series of dots spreading farther and farther apart until they start to progress closer and closer, into one superdence particle.  I actually thought it was interesting to think of the Earth being the center of the galaxy.  What if we applied this to religious views as well...

    Let's say that there are other worlds inhabited by humans, all created by a Heavenly Being.  Genesis reveals that Adam is the first man placed on our planet, so maybe the Earth could have been chosen as the center of the universe.

    Even above that, Jesus Christ died on our planet.  Christ came to redeem all mankind, so what about inhabitants of the theoretical other planets?  Christ came to ours, the Earth is special in some way then, is it not?  Maybe we really do live in the center of the universe,lol.  Thanks for reading some of my not-so-knowledgeable thoughts.

  5. reggieTull profile image60
    reggieTullposted 9 years ago

    Interesting line of thinking here.  As for the oscillation of the universe, what comes to mind is the sea and the tides.  Nature is full of repeating patterns. But I would rather write about the possibility of the Earth being the center of the universe.  To have a center there has to be a fixed shape.  It is easier to think of the Sun as the center of our solar system since distances remain relatively fixed though our whole solar system is moving with the expansion of the universe.  We know our moon is moving away from the Earth.  Possibly due to the constant swell - there is no center to the universe or possibly changing centers based on an instance in time.

    Just some Easter thoughts smile

    1. Pete Maida profile image62
      Pete Maidaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      In the book "A View from the Center of the Universe" it describes a more of a figurative center than a literal center.  It looks at many things such as the size of a living organism and how that relates to it being sentient.  In sizes from the very large to the very small sentient life appears to only be possible in a very small part of the scale; right at its center.  This of course is based on our present understanding of the requirements for sentient life.  This is one of several examples of how we are in the center of existance.  The book makes no claims on the Earth itself holding a particular place of importance in the universe.

  6. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    "In sizes from the very large to the very small sentient life appears to only be possible in a very small part of the scale; right at its center."
    You mean between an atom and a galaxy?

  7. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    Actually, space may well be finite. We can only see so far...granted, there's hundreds of thousands of galaxies known to us at this point.

    And I'm pretty dern sure if we've not been visited already its only a matter of time.

    Though, as much as I am into UFOs/USOs and the likes I still can't quite tell of there ours or someone elses.

    And although space may be finite, dimensions are infinite. The cat is dead. The cat is not dead. wink


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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    I sometimes wonder if the "brain chemicals, or thoughts" we release into the world do somehow manifest in the Universe in some very strange dimensional accumulation of the smallest of brain matter, or brain wave lengths or that the radical star formation is not somehow attached to the human soul...

    Possibly (given to multitudes of space)each person is it's own star, once gone from the Earth the spirit of the soul manifest in its own place out in the Universe.  Our internal light dead in the body but alive again in Space.

    -whimsical thoughts I know but imagine if it were true?-

  9. Pete Maida profile image62
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    Black holes are the result of the collapse of a very dense star. The intense gravity well prevents light from escaping.  What happens inside is speculation.  I don't know if something spiritual can happen after the collapse but the origin of a black hole isn't any more spiritual than my old Camry in the garage.

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Was relating it with spirituality.In spirituality the door to the other dimension is a point-"when thy eye be single"-Jesus smile


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