What if the idea of an expanding universe goes beyond galaxies drifting farther apart?
Think about a stamp for a minute. You can see a stamp is a small picture and requires a magnifying glass to see it in greater detail.
Now, think of this stamp being enlarged until it is the size of a billboard.
When you look at a billboard sized stamp from far enough away it appears exactly the same as it did when you looked at it up close when it was normal size.
Now, take a look at a small balloon with a question mark printed on it. When you blow it up the balloon is made up of the same amount of mass but the pressure of air within it upon inflation expands the apparent circumference of the balloon. This is the concept science has of an expanding universe.
Now taking single drop of rain on a surface of a leaf and it appears as a tiny thing of not much consequence, but when you think about my concept of an expanding universe think of this single rain drop as a planet that is comprised only of water. The idea of expansion from my perspective means that not only is the universe and everything in it growing larger in scale, it is expanding just as much in order to achieve equilibrium.
If you follow my idea you can imagine that the universe may have once been as small as an electron but through billions of years it slowly grew and expanded giving scientist the false impression that there was a big bang or in other words, something from nothing. There had to always be something, only that something is bigger now and still growing. It is only when things grow and expand at different rates like red shift or blue shift and the use of telescopes to look beyond our own galaxy and see dying stars and exploding nebula that an observer can tell if things have been changing and look for a point of origin by looking farther out to see still farther back in time.
Now that that is out of the way I will make some phone calls and do some catching up with some of my friends in the known universe before it gets any bigger, but when it does grow, so will I and I will never even notice it.
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