After a spectacularly unsuccessful first post--the silence of the replies was deafening--I would like to again beg the simplest of answers. I am aware that most forums of this kind do not allow unqualified pontificating, yet I'm seeing quite a few ‘ideas' being put forward, and they often receive courteous and patient replies. If I am failing to follow the rules, please let me know. I'm acutely aware how off the wall this idea sounds, and I likened it to the first time that an expanding universe was suggested. It is every bit as radical a change of concept. Quite simply, I wondered if anyone had knowledge of a model that involves matter changing scale? By this I mean each particle, not just the space between them. The idea relies on the acceptance of some kind of aether, and the flow of such a fabric into matter–to pay for the increasing size. Obviously this would only be observable from an Olympian view point. In its simplest form that's it, in a nutshell.