Monday, March 06, 2006

NYC Planetarium Doing Collision Show That Explains Nothing

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This illustration shows classic cosmic theory, the Big Bang happened and everything flew outwards, evenly. Everything is flowing away and will fly apart faster and faster until it all burns up and dissappears into nothingness or rips apart suddenly because it is flying away faster and faster thanks to mysterious "dark matter." This is just plain silly.

From the NYT:
The show is a $3 million production by NASA and the American Museum of Natural History, where Mr. Emmart is the director of astrovisualization at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Narrated by Robert Redford, the show provides a bold and colorful look at the universe — with colliding stars, planets and even galaxies — based on theories and data collected from 30 scientists around the world.

"There can't be anything wrong, factually or visually, with anything about this presentation," said Michael Shara, curator of astrophysics at the museum. "It has to be consistent with what is being written in the science journals."
This show includes the future Andromeda/Milky Way (that's us!) merger. Again and again, I wonder how astronomers can swallow the BS about the universe expanding faster and faster. This is pure lunacy. Funny, how the word for crazy uses the image of the moon.
While most of the presentation focuses on the past, the show includes a preview of what scientists predict will happen in two billion years: a collision between Earth's galaxy, the Milky Way, and its nearest neighbor, Andromeda, that will create one vast new galaxy.

"The two galaxies," Mr. Braun said, "are drifting toward each other right now."
According to my diagram, this is impossible. If everything is flying apart, it can't be crashing together. There is no way we can cross paths. Mapping the universe has shown clearly "strings" of matter. Instead of a uniform field, the pesky stellar stuff likes to lump itself along long lines leading to big globular clusters. The question is, are these globular clusters sliding into each other, too?

Any logical system should take a line of reasoning and run it to the logical conclusion and if data doesn't match then the line of reasoning is flawed.

Astronomy is in crisis mode right now. To maintain older theories, reality has to be tormented increasingly to the point of creating stuff out of whole cloth which is fun and stupid. If there is an easy explanation for something then most likely, that is the explanation!

So, if galaxies are falling INTO each other's gravity wells and all smaller galaxies are falling into bigger galactic gravity wells then this means the universe isn't shooting outwards at all, it is FALLING INWARDS. The curve of space-time gives us the illusion of falling outwards just like when one is in freefall going into a planet, one thinks one is weightless even though one is very definitely falling relentlessly. Space if full of such contrary-wise perceptions which is why Einstein's understanding of relativity was such a brilliant revelation.

I am no astronomer, I was born at an observatory and grew up in them, quite literally, my bedroom was in an observatory for a while, even. Not having to ever have to take an exam, I never had to cough up and drill into my head, standard theoretic stuff so I have nothing to loose to examine the facts coming in and the facts are, ALL GALAXIES ARE IN FREE FALL!

And what is attracting all of them, the ultimate planet, so to speak, the thing causing this?

Gravity. Simple gravity. The energy of the Big Bang has been expended and now consolidation is going on as all the Big Bang stellar debrie is being suctioned up by giant black holes. Look at our galaxy, looks like an Electrolux vacuum cleaner, the dirty debrie circling down into the center. Smaller galaxies being ripped apart as they slither down like string or ribbon being devoured by the vacuum cleaner.

I happen to like this diagram. :)

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