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Dark Energy: The Biggest Mystery in the Universe

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“We have a complete inventory of the universe,” Sean Carroll, a California Institute of Technology cosmologist, has said, “and it makes no sense.”

Perhaps you don't have a complete inventory then?

level 1

If they discovered a giant black hole that had twice as much mass as the rest of the universe combined, we wouldn't need dark energy.

level 1

No. The biggest mystery is motion. You don't understand motion even if you think you do. Do you know why two bodies in relative inertial motion remain in motion? No, you don't.

My point is, before physicists can know enough to speculate about the existence or non-existence of dark energy, dark matter, big bang expansion and all that jazz, they must first understand the causal nature of motion. Only then will they know enough to understand the cause of gravity and everything else. Until then, it's just voodoo physics.

Physics: The Problem With Motion

level 2
2 points · 8 years ago

I believe that having a correct foundational model of movement will unleash an age of free energy and extremely fast transportation.

Hey, just violate the second law of thermodynamics and you're there! It's so obvious, why didn't I see it before!

level 3

I think that would be a violation of the first law (energy can't be created or destroyed).

level 4

Free energy does not mean energy from nothing. I think the intent of this statement was to convey that it would allow easier release and harnessing of energy that is essentially free in comparison to the current expense used in releasing energies in the contemporary form... His conjunction with "fast travel" leads me to believe he is speaking in terms of economically "free" not physically.

level 3
-1 points · 8 years ago

Wrong. The idea is that we are immersed in an immense lattice of energetic particles. There is no violation. Why don't you read before you opine?

level 4
3 points · 8 years ago

I did read it, and it's full of Bad Science. To quote "Atomic Rockets":

So you know, university Physics is essentially three years of this discussion among like-minded enthusiasts.

Done with supercomputers, access to the textbook collections of five continents and thirty languages.

On four hours sleep a night.

With no sex.

You're not going to find the loophole these guys missed.

level 5
-1 points · 8 years ago

In that case, let me quote from Paul Feyerabend's "Against Method". Speaking of scientists, he wrote:

The most stupid procedures and the most laughable results in their domain are surrounded with an aura of excellence. It is time to cut them down in size, and to give them a more modest position in society."

From Against Method by Paul Feyerabend

This is especially true of physicists. Stupid is the correct word.

level 6
3 points · 8 years ago · edited 8 years ago

Well then, let me know how that free energy machine works out for you. If the physics is right, you should be able to build one.

Edit: Paul Feyerabend is a philosopher?? No wonder you have a skewed view of science.

level 7
-1 points · 8 years ago

Paul Feyerabend is a philosopher??

So were Newton and Leibniz. No wonder modern science is full of morons, you included.

PS. You still haven't explained why two bodies in relative inertial motion remain in motion. Inquiring minds and all that. And did you know that nothing can move in spacetime? Obviously not. You're a moron.

level 8
1 point · 8 years ago

PS. You still haven't explained why two bodies in relative inertial motion remain in motion.

Two bodies in relative motion stay in motion unless an outside force acts on one of the bodies. Without any outside energy input into the system, the bodies will continue to stay in relative motion. You know, Newton's first law of motion?

level 9

Sheesh! Another fucking moron heard from.

level 10
1 point · 8 years ago

Do you care to explain why I'm a moron? Or will you call anyone that questions your ideologies a moron? That doesn't seem like a very productive way to engage in any sort of conversation.

level 8

No, you need to explain why you think motion through spacetime, and don't say google it, YOU explain it, because quite simply I don't think you understand the failings of these crackpot armchair physicists...

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