|Sep15-10, 09:07 PM||#1|
Origin of the Hubble Red-Shift
Suppose that some time in the future a clever
group of theorists and experimentalists finally
devise a way to accurately determine the value
of the Hubble Constant. Say by an interferometer
connected to a quantum computer. Everything
works fine in the lab and is checked and checked
again. The trouble starts when photons from
distant stars and galaxies appear to be giving
null results (like the Michaelson-Morely surprise).
A dilemma. IE, stars that should be receeding from
us at great speed appear to be motionless after
all corrections are applied. At first, the mainstream
guys declare the experiment is bunk, but everything
still works in the lab. After much chatter, a scape-goat
PhD is selected to inform the community that the
the red-shift is not inertial(Doppler), but is probably
gravitational. The Big Bang becomes history...and
Einstein's Cosmological Constant is put back into GR.
Psycho-Ceramics (crack-pots) come out of the closet
to explain the so-called "gravitational red-shift", but
only confuse the issue with theories such as "starmass
increase" as stars get further from the observer, and
"dark property" photon drains to account for the photon
energy loss vs distance traveled.
Finally, a bored grad student digs up some simple
black-hole equations and finds out that the singularity
is at the surface of a black-hole, contrary to the popular
belief that the singularity is at the center of a black-hole.
IE, at the center of a black-hole clocks run at normal
speed and at the surface are slowed to a stop relative
to clocks at the center. The grad student now sees
the visible universe as just another very large black-hole;
where clocks slow-down as they get further from an
observer, until they stop near 14 billion LY away. Einstein's
static universe becomes mainstream, the "big-bang" idiots
are fired from their cushy (but low paid) university jobs
and become taxi-cab drivers. Princeton offers the grad
student a great job and Einstein's old house...and she
lives happily ever after...the beginning.
Comments, flames, insults, objections, etc, etc will be
greatefully accepted. Have fun.
|Sep16-10, 12:52 PM||#2|
The cosmological constant (lambda) is still in general relativity. On small scales its negligible, but its key for cosmology. The red-shift from the hubble flow cannot be explained solely by GR effects local to the source. The expansion of the universe is an observed fact. Only a bad scientist would say its impossible for the universe to be static; but the hubble red-shift is as certain as the sun being spheroidal.
Your hypothetical story doesn't make any sense. Our measurements of the hubble constant are pretty good, definitely good enough that we can be sure that there is something going on.
And, I don't know why you decided to add a completely random and unrelated note about black-holes, but that makes perhaps even less sense. You clearly have no understanding of general relativity or cosmology. Before you start wildly proposing new and unneeded explanations, you should try to actually learn the present theories. Then, maybe, you can work on something new.
|Sep16-10, 01:31 PM||#3|
with some definitions I have for "intuitiveness" and "stick-to-itiveness".
Your "stick-to-itiveness" blinds you to the equivalences of the "black-hole"
and of the "visible universe". You think you will mysteriously become
intuitive after some time being a stick-to-itive. Don't get me wrong...
we need stick-to-itives. They are the teachers and experimentalists I
have great respect for. The intuitives are the theorists...I am an intuitive...
you are not. Without us, you would have nothing to study. We ask "why",
you simply "don't know why". Teachers have various methods for dealing
with intuitives, yours is very common and mundane. Obviously, you have
not "learned" much.
|Sep16-10, 02:10 PM||#4|
Origin of the Hubble Red-Shift
physicsforums are not about me, or you; they are about the science. And once again, you have avoided responding to any of the issues I brought up in my previous response.
You have, exactly, illustrated the problem. You are an 'intuitive' (definition from my dictionary: "using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning"), i.e. you're trying to intuit answers to the questions of the universe which, oddly enough, require reasoning instead of wild guessing.
Just because you're proposing something contrary to common opinion doesn't mean its 1) novel, 2) insightful, 3) the slightest bit educated, 4) sensible; or 5) even vaguely coherent. Your idea that the hubble doppler shifts are due to local GR effects is an old idea, and while those local effects are taken into consideration they are insufficient to explain the observations.
The fact that you clearly haven't even taken the time to read the wikipedia articles on this subject, far from reading/understanding a textbook or physics course, is insulting to the scientific community. Additionally, I have numerous times (in this post and others) given specific reasons and instances as to where your logic is lacking, flawed or non-existent---yet you ignore those responses and either redirect the topic or move to ad hominem issues, is insulting to me, and the PF community. If you want somewhere to rant about your wildy-unfounded physical theories, this is not it; try children's science fiction. If you have any actual questions or topics to discuss logically, and scientifically, I or anyone else here would be happy to participate.
|Sep16-10, 02:15 PM||#5|
|Sep16-10, 02:54 PM||#6|
|Sep16-10, 03:00 PM||#7|
global in that it takes all of the universe's mass to produce a stopped clock
on its surface (14 billion LY from the observer/center), just like on the surface of a
black-hole. I'm not saying that there are massive bodies out there red-shifting
light from their neighboring stars, nor do I propose that we are at a favored
position in the universe. I am saying that whaterver object we observe has
to have a slower relative clock speed to us as observers; but if we traveled to
that object we would find that the object's clocks run no slower than our own.
That it has to do with relative clocking, not absolute clocking. In SR it happens
that way for motion, and I suggest that it is that way for GR too.
Secondly, I think crack-pottery only insults you...not me or the PF community.
|Sep16-10, 03:02 PM||#8|
|Sep16-10, 03:09 PM||#9|
|Sep16-10, 03:21 PM||#10|
space-time continuum? What's that mean?
|Sep16-10, 03:28 PM||#11|
|Sep16-10, 03:33 PM||#12|
"learning more and more about less and less?"
|Sep16-10, 03:37 PM||#13|
For time dilation effects (solely) to account for hubble red-shifts, there would have to be a difference (inhomogeneity) in the rate at which clocks tick, and therefore in the metric tensor of the universe in those different areas. Because the redshifts are observed isotropically, we would have to be the only place in the universe which is not time-dilated to account for the hubble shifts. Not only does that not make sense (for instance, because the universe is observed to be very homogenous on large scales), it also contradicts your claim that your theory is invariant to location in the universe.
|Sep16-10, 03:58 PM||#14|
near zero g field. They run at something like half-speed at the event
horizon to an observer in a near zero g field. And clocks onboard a
rocket going 0.707c relative to us experience nothing in particular
either. But, one second ticks transmitted back to earth would be
received 2 seconds apart...did I do the arithmatic ok?
|Sep16-10, 04:18 PM||#15|
|gravity, hubble, inertia, red-shift|
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