# Recent content by John

1. ### Smolin's long distance scale L

It is hard for most people to think in math. To have a theory based on numbers, and then fit those numbers neatly into galaxy rotation figures. I don’t know where you get the figures. But I had this idea that space was made of points, which was a simple idea that I could describe. My idea is...
2. ### If and when the Big Bang

The same mechanism that produces gravity produces mass in large objects. You can't measure the mass of the sun and say its mass is not equal to its gravity, therefore I am wrong. Mass in large objects and gravity are always going to be equivalent. The thing you can do is measure the mass of...
3. ### Centre of the Universe

That nanosecond value could be due to the distance between points of space. Imagine space that is defined by points. Only the points are real, so between the points is a kind of hyperspace where another (finer, spiritual) universe could actually fit; not a whole universe between two points...
4. ### Why do extra dimensions have to be curled up ?

A TV screen is a 5 dimensional surface with 2 dimensions that are obvious, and 3 more in a separate manifold below the two. The underlying three don't affect the two that are above them. How can all that be? A TV screen has to be made of points of colored light. Since each point of light is an...
5. ### Centre of the Universe

If the universe is a thick expanding shell, like a nutshell that you would get after any explosion, and if light going in any direction inside the thick shell is bent or bounces off the inner and outer "walls" of the shell, and the light starts to curve around the shell it would look infinite...
6. ### Quantized space-time and redshift.

What if space is made of little tetrahedral structures that consist of four points arranged in 3D? What if space is a lot of points, arranged in tetrahedrons, and there is a huge amount of attractive force between those points. Okay, assuming that, we can have a Big Bang that throws the...
7. ### If and when the Big Bang

Lorentz covariant I didn't realize until now that Relativity is based on the idea of something affected by two reference frames. I have this interesting, simple physical model that has the two reference frames as one of its features. There is the reference frame we see, and the reference frame...
8. ### If and when the Big Bang

I started working on an "absolute reference frame" model in about 1984, and was surprised when I learned about string theory to find the whole thing was just like string theory, which I was too dumb to know about when I started thinking about a hard, absolute physical model. Now, whenever I tell...
9. ### If and when the Big Bang

60 summers was a long time ago to start thinking about that! I asked a similar question sometime in the mid-eighties, What if space is made of literal points? What if things move from point to point? The points had to have distance between them, and by manipulating the distance between points...
10. ### If and when the Big Bang

This model brings up some interesting points on the original question of, What is space? Is space just there? Or is it a vibrant thing like the surface of an expanding balloon? If the galaxies are accelerating, that says space is a thing that is expanding along with them, but at a slightly...
11. ### If and when the Big Bang

In this thread we think it is expanding like a balloon that is being blown up. And science knows the galaxies are accelerating away from each other. I think I can show it is expanding like a balloon, due to the fact the expansion is speeding up. If you draw galaxies on a balloon, and blow...
12. ### If and when the Big Bang

I think this is another "the earth is flat" conflict. I can't find any reason why an expanding hollow sphere doesn't work. I just naturally came to that conclusion, and so did two other people right here. And there are no other suspicions here of what it could be, except the expanding loaf and...
13. ### If and when the Big Bang

4newton was saying the universe is like a sphere with a hollow core: an expanding bubble, just like my idea. He made the point that if we could go straight back to the center, it would be a Big Fountain. The one radian idea was murky. I didn’t bother to understand it. I did ACCEPT IT and...
14. ### If and when the Big Bang

All physics and math is based on that perception of the universe, which is the idea there is an infinite expanse, and matter and numbers fill it. For example we see a line. We say the line already exists and there are an infinite number of places or points in that line. We say the infinite...
15. ### If and when the Big Bang

I had written this in another thread, and it’s an important prerequisite for what I want to say next. Oddly, it wouldn’t post in the other thread. I wonder if it will post here. They say a string is a two-dimensional tube. I have figured out what that would look like. If you take two points...