What is the cosmological redshift?

PSI Blog 20190220 What is the cosmological redshift?

I explained this many times, but apparently did not do a very good job of it, because the question still appears to be on the table.

As mentioned in Infinite Universe Theory[1], there are many types of redshift found in astronomy. Here, we are concerned only with the one responsible for the erroneous idea that the universe is expanding. Light from all sources loses energy as a function of distance (Figure 1). Note that the dimmest sources, farthest away, have the highest redshifts (Figure 2). The cosmological redshift also is termed the “Hubble redshift” for the astronomer who first discovered it.

The velocity of a particle or wave is determined strictly by the medium through which it travels. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that perpetual motion is impossible. No microcosm or motion can go on its own from point A to point B without losing energy. You can observe this when standing under active electrical transmission lines. The hum you hear is indicative of the energy losses that are inevitable during the transmission.

Figure 2. Typical redshift vs. distance plots calculated as erroneously assumed recessional speeds. This is part of an animation prepared by the Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science, Western Kentucky University.[3] 

With the velocity of the waves being controlled by the aether medium, the Second Law losses must show up as increases in wavelength. This is the “tired light” effect favored by Hubble in his opposition to the expanding universe interpretation commonly misattributed to him.

The current view, however, was adopted from Einstein. I have termed it his “Untired Light Theory.[4]” The theory requires eight ad hocs, highlighted by the assumption that light is a massless particle traveling through perfectly empty space. The hypothesized light travels from galaxy to eyeball with no loss of energy. Amazingly, regressives still appear to accept this illogic without question. It is responsible for the Big Bang Theory and many of the associated absurdities so prevalent in mainstream journals today.

[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2017, Infinite Universe Theory: Berkeley, California, Progressive Science Institute, 349 p. [http://go.glennborchardt.com/IUTebook].
[2] http://go.glennborchardt.com/Wikiredshift. Georg Wiora (Dr. Schorsch) created this image from the original JPG. Derivative work:Kes47 (File:Redshift.png) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.] [Figure 53 in IUT.]
[4]   Ibid. p. 53.


George Coyne said...

Anyone using critical thinking or even applying a small degree of rational thinking has to reject the absurd concept of photons with no rest mass. The fact that orthodox physicists so easily accept this notion indicates that these people are willing to go along with any ridiculous idea to maintain their membership in the mainstream physics community,which increasingly resembles a cult.

Glenn Borchardt said...

From Abhi:

"You wrote that the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that perpetual motion is impossible. No microcosm or motion can go on its own from point A to point B without losing energy.Then how is it possible that the Earth always revolves around the sun?"

[GB: That is inertial motion as described in Newton's First Law. See my explanation in IUT where I mention that inertial motion always slows due the presence of supermicrocosms in the environment (e.g., that is the reason for Earth's "leap second."]