Hello I've been doing alot of thinking about blackholes, dark matter and all this great stuff. I consider myself more of an idea man since I'm better at understanding concepts rather than being able to do the math that allows the concepts to exsist. Not that I don't think I could I just dont have the time and money to go to school at the moment. To start I'm curious what would be the extent on the reach of blackholes on their ability to affect both Time and Matter around them? I've heard that blackholes are capable of affecting not only matter but time itself. From what I've seen the closer to a black hole an object gets the slower the object appears to move and when looking away from the blackhole objects that are distant appear to move at an accelerated rate. Is this correct? Also I've heard that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate instead of slowing down due to gravity like some think it should and that it shows no indications of slowing down due to a force known as dark energy. Another thing i've heard is that inorder for galaxies to exsist the way they do there is something called dark matter that accounts for the majority of the mass in a galaxy. Another thing that i've read and seen on videos is that as an object enters a blackholes event horizen it is represented on both 2 dimentions and 3. That as you view an object falling into a blackhole that it would appear to slow down and eventually appear to stop even though the object itself has already fallen into the hole. Another thing I've heard that in reality everything we experience is both represented in 3d space which we can see and are experiencing now as well as exsisting somewhere "out there" on a 2d surface. Now if we are all in the pull of this supermassive blackhole and we are looking out at distant objects in the universe wouldn't it make sense that objects moving away from us at a great distance would appear to be moving away at a very accelarated rate due to the super massive blackhole's affect on time. Also if we are both represented in 2d and 3d space couldn't it be possible that we are already well within the range of the event horizen and that its affect is well beyond just the surface of the blackhole? If the gravity of a blackhole goes well beyond what we can see of our galaxy and we are infact within the event horizen then couldn't its distortion of Time and space account for the extra mass or dark matter in the galaxy. Also i've heard that dark energy is what seems to be driving the universe apart even going against the force of gravity. If the above is true then couldn't the distortion of time also be responsible for the illusion that everything is moving at an accelarted rate and not slowing down? If this is so and we are within the event horizen of a black hole then wouldn't we occupy a much smaller space than we think and that when the wmap was taken it in may have maped the heat within this horizen which would should appear the same throughout due to the fact that we are caught in this small space of time caused by the event horizen. Either way I think that the problem with the model of the creation of the Universe is that the affects of gravity on Time and its distortion of it is not being taken into account. If this is true then would'nt the model for the universe be wrong and everything is not as it previously appeared to be?