The Infinite Reach of Gravity
This thread adds content about the infinite reach of gravity to the ideas conveyed on my previous thread about the
Infinite Spongy Universe (ISU). On that thread here is a good point to start and go forward to find a summary of the ISU which includes the cause of gravity and a
Glossary of terms used to discuss the ISU or you can go to post #2 of this thread to get a recap.
The explanation of why and how the reach of gravity is infinite is covered in the third post on this new thread.
The second post lists the events from the referenced ISU thread conveniently recapped and sequenced for you right up to the point where the new content is to be added.
The rest of this post addresses the mainstream position, “we can’t know so why speculate” response that makes discussions of the ISU “before and beyond” the big bang an ATM topic.
The ISU is about empty space that has always existed and has never been empty. That sounds like a paradox but it simply means that space itself can be empty, but it is not. It contains energy referred to as the energy density of space.
It is inescapable that reasoned and responsible speculation about pre-conditions to the big bang takes place. I am conducting such a process when I talk about the ISU. To some, a little speculation is just as bad as speculation about little green men. The ISU presentation is reasoned and responsible speculation about what the universe could be like if it was composed solely of infinitesimal indestructible elementary energy particles that have always existed.
There is a proposed testable aspect of the EEP discussed near the end of the referenced ISU thread. Such a test, if devised and successful would bring the ISU into the realm of science. Acceptance still awaits a repeatable test proving the existence of the unifying particle and a peer reviewed paper about how that particle accounts for the energy density fluctuations that characterize the Infinite Spongy Universe.
That post lead to a thread about “Isolating Protons” which ended with this post: http://www.bautforum.com/showpost.php?p=953526&postcount=10
A test may very well be devised, just probably not in my lifetime. The expected discovery of the unifying particles that make up the sole content the ISU could be detected by such a test.
See post #2 for a recap of the sequence of events that characterize the ISU and lead to the point where content about the infinite reach of gravity will be added.