Is Dark Matter the “Universal Glue”?
Thanks to Carl, who sent this heads-up:
According to Wednesday's report, we are getting close to discovering the nature of the “mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together:”
This amendment to the Big Bang Theory had better be good, for it involves another $2 billion of your tax money. Regressive physicists declare that they will soon know whether the missing matter “could be the strange and unknown dark matter or could be energy that originates from pulsars.”
First, let’s get rid of the idea that the missing matter “could be energy that originates from pulsars.” Energy does not exist. It is neither matter nor motion. Energy is a calculation (E=mc2) that describes the motion of matter. Although it is one of the pillars of regressive physics, “dark energy,” construed as matterless motion, likewise, neither exists nor occurs.
Second, dark matter appears to be real. For 80 years, astronomical observations have confirmed that many galaxies behave as if they have many times as much mass as can be seen with telescopes. As most of you know, gravitation between any two objects is dependent on their masses. Thus, if a small galaxy were to pass by a large galaxy, it would be pushed toward the larger galaxy. The curvature of its path would be dependent on its mass and the mass of the larger galaxy. Astronomers calculate the mass of a galaxy by estimating the number of stars that it has. For instance, our own star, the Sun, has a mass of 2 X 1030 kg. There are about 200 billion stars in are own galaxy, the Milky Way. The visible mass is about 4 X 1041 kg and the total mass is about 3 times that. So, you can see that dark matter is a problem.
But what is dark matter? In our book, "Universal Cycle Theory: Neomechanics of the Hierarchically Infinite Universe,” Steve and I speculate that dark matter is ordinary (baryonic) matter. Vortex theory implies that rotation produces particle size segregation following Stokes Law. As you can see in our demonstration video at www.universalcycletheory.com, large particles in a vortex are pushed toward the center and small particles are pushed away from the center. Dark matter is the non-luminous stuff surrounding spinning galaxies and galactic clusters. This stuff could be planets, asteroids, rocks, molecules, atoms, or aether—anything that has mass. I would shy away from proposing aether as a possibility, because it is the cause of gravitation, except for one thing: aether too, has (immeasurable) mass, and must be entrained at especially high densities in the outer edges of any spinning vortex. Note that globular clusters are more or less spherical with almost no spin. As predicted by vortex theory, they have little dark matter.
I find the silly comment about the “mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together” to be nevertheless intriguing. At first thought, the infinite universe doesn’t need anything to “hold it together.” Only a finite universe (as proposed by the Big Bang Theory) would need that. On second thought, this is a subtle admission that a push, rather than a pull, would be necessary to do the holding. On third thought, that is exactly the concept that Steve and I proposed in our book and summarized in Borchardt and Puetz (2012), although we see this “mysterious substance” as aether-1 and being necessary for the gravitation of baryonic matter anywhere in the infinite universe.
Borchardt, Glenn, and Puetz, S.J., 2012, Neomechanical gravitation theory ( http://www.worldsci.org/pdf/abstracts/abstracts_6529.pdf ), in Volk, G., Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 19th Conference of the NPA, 25-28 July: Albuquerque, NM, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Mt. Airy, MD, v. 9, p. 53-58.
Heilprin, J., and Borenstein, S., 2013, Scientists find possible hint of dark matter ( http://m.apnews.com/ap/pm_5030/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=u25UmbFW
), Associated Press, April 3.