Trying to understand finite creation using an equation with a factor or product of infinity is pissin' into the wind. I have a hard time seeing why so many scientists and mathematicians seem to miss this. Black Holes and Big Bangs are what we get from extrapolation of mathematics, but these are only held as belief. The belief is so strong that an idea like the Big Bang can make sense in the believer. As Terence McKenna said, speaking of the Big Bang, "Science says, allow us just this one miracle, and we'll fill in the rest."
I go on and on about the Universal Law of Gravitation's flawed basis. It is the math which radiates out of that equation which has given us theoretical black holes, dark energy, dark matter, the strong and weak nuclear forces, as well as the miracle of the Big Bang. The Law has been believed to such a level as the believers are seeing what they believe in every direction, at every scale, while they keep wondering what will unify the physical forces. Not seeing gravity as electric force, but an assumed mass force, prevents seeing it operate in the microcosm. Seeing electric force operate in the microcosm, where so little mass is present, won't transfer to the macrocosm while this equation is Law: F G m1 m2 / d squared.
F (force of gravity) equals G (a numeric factor created as a means to factor distance versus mass) times m1 (one physical object) times m2 (a second physical object) divided by the square of the distance between the centers of the two masses.
The empirical research which rendered this equation was Newton's observations of cannonball trajectories. In this research, m1 was the planet Earth, and m2 was a cannonball. The two widely unquestioned assumptions that glare in my vision are:
What is massively characteristic of cannonballs (or anything with any mass) is massively characteristic of planet Earth (and all gravitors), and what is dynamically true of planet Earth (and all gravitors) are the actual dynamics of a cannonball (or anything with any mass).
And so: By weighing an object, we gauge its mass. When we see a gravitating body, such as a star or planet, we use what we observe and that Law to calculate its mass. We measure Earth's force of gravity, and we calculate its mass using the same Law. We don't know the actuality of Earth's mass, while we assume the force of gravity in any small mass, which of course isn't enough to bother with in most of our calculations. The gravity of any cannonball is assumed, not measured, while the electric charge of Earth isn't measurable, but it's assumed not anything of any consequence that we should for any reason consider.
The reach of this Law's assumptions is to the most distant galaxy and back down to the tiniest so-called particle. If the math is faulty, the picture of the believed in conditions at the ends of this scale will get crazier, the farther one ventures. Is this not what we see in our wonderfully complete sciences? Only a few details left to fill in. Or, just where we've been since Newton wrote the Law. The big trouble is, we see farther in each direction, up and down the scale, and see a Big Bang and one end, and a God Particle at the other.
Mysteriouser and mysteriouser.
I heard this said on the radio one night a while back:
"Science should investigate the unexplained, not explain the uninvestigated."
Edited by Alder Logs, 30 May 2015 - 03:39 PM.