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Is the Universe Spinning?

Considering the mystery of dark matter.

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Ronald R. Cherry

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December 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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Dark matter and the so-called dark energy of our universe can be accounted for by an alternative cosmological theory. We normally think of the Big Bang as a violently expanding universe where all the mass was flung out centrifugally in a bomb-like explosion leaving essentially nothing at the center. The presence of dark energy has been proposed in this now standard cosmology since observations indicate that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. An alternative theory is that the Big Bang was a violent rotational expansion of matter flung off from a rotating ultra-massive black hole at its center, with the universe in an expanding (but eventually stable) rotation around the remaining dark matter (the remaining ultra-massive black hole) at the center of the universe. Under this cosmology the universe would still be expanding from the center, but decelerating centrifugally (via centripetally opposing gravitational force) into a final average orbital radius, while maintaining fixed radial acceleration (average angular velocity squared divided by average radius) and fixed angular momentum (average angular velocity times average radius times mass). Physicists in India have proposed such a theory for the Big Bang.

“One possible explanation as to how all objects acquired the property of spin could be cosmological models which also contain a term involving the primordial spin of the universe. In homogenous and isotropic models, universe with matter may not only expand but also rotate… Recent work on the study of thousands of spiral galaxies imaged by Sloan Digital Sky Survey does in fact indicate that the universe could be spinning… Here we have cosmological model involving the primordial rotation of the universe, invoked to understand the origin of the rotation or spin of objects over a wide range of masses from stars to galaxies… a cosmological model with a large scale primordial rotation term of this order can give an accelerating universe mimicking [via radial acceleration] a dark energy term [for the commonly accepted centrifugally  accelerating universe].”  C Sivaram and Kenath Arun

Dark energy remains a theory since no one has observed it, or an effect from it, which cannot be accounted for by a better explanation. Dark energy need not be invoked in the case of rotational cosmology since the initial energy required for rotational expansion would be all that is necessary to explain a presently expanding universe in radial (orbital) acceleration around an ultra-massive black hole at its center. In addition to solving the problem of dark matter and dark energy, rotational cosmology also provides us with a picture of the universe which matches the observable rotation of planets in our own solar system, and the rotation of observable spiral galaxies, some or all of which may orbit super-massive black holes at their center.

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“Ronald R. Cherry, MD, is a board-certified specialist in lung disease and sleep disorders who is in the full-time practice of medicine in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Dr. Cherry also stays busy raising a family, reading, hiking, and fishing. Dr. Cherry is not involved in politics, but he has come to the conclusion that all liberty-loving Americans must educate themselves on the principles and values that were held by our Founding Fathers, and that to maintain our freedom each generation of Americans will be required to make sacrifices and emulate the founding generation of Americans.”

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Here is a link to an excellent video on the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyyqx2rq3C8


51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
I just found this - Professor Michael Longo at the University of Michigan also believes the universe as a whole may be spinning on an axis - based on his observations on the rotational nature of distant galaxies.

http://news.discovery.com/space/do-we-live-in-a-spinning-universe-110708.htm

51 weeks ago
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Here is a link to an interesting essay on a super-massive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy. The mass of this monster is 6 billion times that of our sun. The artist's conception is amazing.

http://scitechdaily.com/astronomers-measure-a-black-holes-point-of-no-return/

51 weeks ago
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Sooo, astrophysicists are postulating matter and energy that CANNOT be proven to exist.

And this is called "science".

Dark matter and dark energy: What scientists make up to shove God out of the gaps....
1 year ago
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Dark energy doesn't make sense to me, but even if it exists it must have existed eternally or it had to be created by God (along with dark matter, regular matter, electromagnetic energy and gravity). The funny thing is, if the stuff of our universe has existed eternally, then no one could have been there to observe its origin - because no one could have been there to observe the beginning of a universe with no beginning. Belief in an eternal un-created universe requires faith since observation of its origin is impossible, and so the atheistic explanation requires faith to the same degree (but in opposite direction) to religious faith. In other words, dark energy and dark matter, if either actually exists, does not rule out God as the Creator of both.

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/06/16/science-reason-and-faith/?singlepage=true





52 weeks ago
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Just to be clear, Sivaram and Arun postulate a cosmological "background torsion" acting against the force of gravity as their version of dark energy - explaining a centrifugally accelerating universe with additional radial acceleration, without addressing the issue of dark matter. My theory, as a non-physicist, does away with the need for dark energy while proposing an expanding universe which is undergoing centrifugal deceleration combined with radial acceleration, and also proposing dark matter as an ultra-massive black hole at the center of the universe. So, these two theories are both rotational but have significant differences. A review of the Doppler red (and blue) shift data from galaxies outside our Milky Way should be analyzed to see if it is compliant with decelerating expansion and simultaneous radial acceleration.

1 year ago
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Rotating with respect to what? Unless you're going to posit a preferred inertial frame -- which will have Einstein rotating at high angular velocity with reference to the inertial frame of his grave site -- there's nowhere to rotate.
1 year ago
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Rotation of the universe around an axis line running through the center of an ultra-massive black hole is no different in concept from the rotation of a spiral galaxy around an axis line running through the center of a super-massive black hole, or the rotation of planets around an axis line running through the center of a star, or the rotation of the earth around its north-south polar axis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotation

52 weeks ago
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A multidimensional universe would / could rotate around axes not immediately identifiable.

Isn't an axis of rotation essentially a 1-D object? And that is for rotation in a 3-D universe we see and experience.

The string theory guys propose 10 / 26-D universes. What do they rotate around? 8 or 24-D axes?

Massive wierdness here, but interesting. Cheers -
52 weeks ago
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I believe a so-called multidimensional universe is one which can't be observed by humans, so that would place it into the realm of conjectural scientific theory, or simply science fiction. The universe which we as humans can actually observe is three dimensional - with time as the fourth dimension. Science has to do with the three dimensional universe that we can actually see, the one which contains near and distant galaxies which are in fact rotating, and which display blue or red doppler light shifts, all consistent with a tangible universe expanding with time in three dimensions.

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