OK ... on my way into work today ... listening to baba o'rielly by the who on 104.3 a big ? popped into my mind. Again my wording of these things are not the best so please be patient.
1) Gravity is the curvature of space-time- the way I envision it is that space time gets compressed near a massive object ( I know this will be argued against and I am not sure that we need to argue this here as it is not the main part of the effect that I am going to show. ) If we picture a straight line through space, the line would curve towards a gravity source.
2) lets for a moment picture an anti-gravitational source ( I will remove it in a second but it helps me describe what I am saying ) the straight line would move away from the anti-gravity source.
3) Lets remove the anti-gravity reference and say that the natural curvature of space time is similar to a constant anti-gravitational source at all points that does not have gravity ( there are other ways of looking at this but again this helps me paint the picture that I am trying to paint ). So at all points of gravity a line will be curved towards the gravity source and everywhere else there will be a tendency to curve away from the net of all gravity sources, and at certain points we would be in equilibrium.
4) Now this is where interesting thoughts appear in my mind as the song blasts through the radio :
It's only teenage wasteland
a) Could the curvature of the universe be slightly curved to produce a constant redshift and illusion of constant universal expansion.
b) Could the "normal" state of the universe be slightly different than what we are seeing. this thought is a little difficult to explain but could light have a tendency to go towards 0 energy with 0 amplitude ( I keep getting this term wrong ) and infinite wavelength? Thus when we see the redshift this may be because we are in a unnatural state either from gravity or other forces that cause us to see an illusion of redshifting light? Now what makes us think that this light is redshifted? Is it because close light is more blue? Could the natural state be at red-shift at the edge of our visible universe ... and the only reason that we see the light within our visible universe is because we are in a blueshifted state ? I know this wording sticks but lets discuss.
Also I am equally ballanced between a and b at this point.