Archive for June 29th, 2009

In an expanding universe what has set it in motion? No one knows.

The scientists attribute this expansion due to inertia. What is inertia? The matter in the universe is separating because it was separating in the past and partly to a repulsive force of unknown nature and they call it a cosmological constant. But here we have an unknown quanity. If the universe expands slightly, then the expansion releases *vacuum energy, which causes yet more expansion. Conversely a universe, which contracts slightly will continue contracting. There is something that slows it down.

Unsolved problems in physics#1: Why doesn’t the zero-point energy of vacuum cause a large cosmological constant? What cancels it out?

If the creationists look for a neat universe they will also have to explain  the pre-existing chaos (Tohu and Bohu) before God set about tidying up things.

Finally a famous quote:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”. (Hamlet Ac.1 sc.v)

(Note: *Vacuum energy is an underlying background energy that exists in space even when devoid of matter or free space)


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