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A Acceleration of Universe: centrifugal force?

  1. Aug 20, 2015 #1
    Is it 'possible' (that is, if you say not, can you conclusively show the negative), that the entire observed acceleration in the expansion Our Universe, created some 13.7 x 10^9 years ago in the Big Bang, is due solely to centripetal force throughout, caused by a complex spinning/rotating/tumbling (initiated in the Big Bang, but, itself, slowing over time as the Universe expands--much as would an ice skater, who, after first initiating her spin and then gradually pulling her arms in tight to her chest in order to spin faster and faster, might then--instead of stopping suddenly in her finale--choose to reverse the process by gradually letting her arms stretch out--this last movement being comparable, in its 1-dimensional way, to our Universe's many-dimensional rotation rate slowing over time with its accelerated expansion), all relative to a surrounding massive Multiverse (say, of other--perhaps distant, perhaps not so--surrounding universes, probably created in other separate 'big bang' events), so that this acceleration is then observed by us in the actual middle of our 'Observable' (i.e., the 93 Gly in diameter) Universe (somewhere in the midst of--and probably no more than a speck within--our entire Big Bang Universe) in the form of distant galaxies and galaxy clusters rushing away from us in all directions and at increasing velocities with distance, so that, thereby, there is actually no need to posit some 'dark energy' continuously creating new space within Our Universe, as all of the acceleration in the expansion is due to said centripetal force pulling apart our (non-rigid) Universe?
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  3. Aug 20, 2015 #2


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    No, it is not. This has been debunked on this forum numerous times. It would imply a preferred frame of refrence thereby violating the Cosmological Principle and all known experiments.
  4. Aug 20, 2015 #3


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    That's not how it works. If you are proposing a model for the universe, it's up to you to justify it based on some kind of positive evidence. It's not up to us to "conclusively show the negative".

    However, in this case the model you are proposing has already been considered and falsified; it makes predictions that we know to be wrong. See below.

    No. Any model in which the universe is "rotating", so that what we see as "accelerated expansion" is due to the effects of the rotation, would not be isotropic; things would look different in different directions. They don't.

    (If you search PF for threads on "rotating universe", you will find previous discussions where this same point was made.)
  5. Aug 20, 2015 #4


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    Thread closed as this topic has already been discussed in multiple PF threads.
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