I have come to the conclusion that expansion and contraction are probably the same thing. Doppler redshifts do not prove that the universe as a whole is expanding. On the contrary, redshifts can show contraction, such as those seen on the event horizon of a black hole. Redshifts only show that objects are moving away from US. Furthermore, if one subscibes to a holographic model of the universe, you come to the conclusion that if the universe is contracting in part (a black hole) it is contracting as a whole. If a black hole leaks out its contents back into the universe as some suggest, one could also percieve black hole contraction as a form of expansion. It is assumed that the universe is expanding from a central location in the observable universe, that being the big bang. To me, to assume the universe has a point of origin in both space and time is claiming that there truly is an absolute frame of reference. The above ideas seem so obvious I find it hard to believe that cosmologist and physicist have overlooked them. What do you think? Are my ideas flawed in your opinion?