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Published on April 29, 2008 By erathoniel In Pure Technology

    Did you know that 90%-95% of mass in the universe is unaccounted for? I believe that there is no mass (or else God is the mass), and God is holding the universe together with his wonderful salvation giving hand.

    Prove me wrong, I dare ya'.


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on Apr 29, 2008

You believe there is no mass in the universe?  Have you actually looked around?

Stars are mass, asteroids are mass, comets are mass, dust is mass, other planets are mass, various random gases are mass.

Someone obviously didn't read their astronomy book very well.

~Zoo

on Apr 29, 2008

I believe erathoniel is therorizing that the theorized dark matter is God.

Link

 

 

on Apr 29, 2008

Actually, I was theorizing that God replaces the work of the dark matter.

Fixed that double post.

@ Zoo: Yeah, there's mass, but not enough to keep it in its same orbits. Unless we did our math astronomically wrong.

on Apr 29, 2008
Yeah, there's mass, but not enough to keep it in its same orbits.


You mean God has to pull us around the sun? Do you realize how strong the sun is and how many times bigger than earth it is?

I believe erathoniel is therorizing that the theorized dark matter is God.


So if dark matter is God...then does that mean God is black?

~Zoo

on Apr 29, 2008

1. Not Earth, but people have said that the galaxies would come undone with their known levels of mass. I don't think that God actively pushes the Earth around the Sun, he just gave it a tap a long time ago.

2. That's a humorous discussion, but I believe that God is a metaphysical entity that would have no effect on electromagnetic radiation unless He so pleased.

on Apr 29, 2008
but people have said that the galaxies would come undone with their known levels of mass.


Really? Why would a galaxy fall apart? If there's mass, then there's gravitational pull. If anything it should stick together...perhaps collapse into itself if the mass was too great. Falling apart would be quite the feat because an outside force would have to be strong enough to jar stars from their positions relative to each other and the things around them.

If you have a link with people stating what you claim, I'd like to take a look.

~Zoo
on Apr 30, 2008

If you have a link with people stating what you claim, I'd like to take a look.

The first link gets into the attempt to find dark matter.

Dark matter is theorized to explain why all the stars in a galaxy rotate around the center at the same speed, unlike a solar system where the inner planets closer to the suns gravity rotate faster. There had to be much more gravity in a galaxy than could be accounted for from the visible matter.

Dark energy is theorized as an anti-gravitational force to explain why the universe is expanding at an increasing rate.

Link

on Apr 30, 2008
Dark matter is theorized to explain why all the stars in a galaxy rotate around the center at the same speed, unlike a solar system where the inner planets closer to the suns gravity rotate faster. There had to be much more gravity in a galaxy than could be accounted for from the visible matter.
Dark energy is theorized as an anti-gravitational force to explain why the universe is expanding at an increasing rate.


Interesting indeed. I'll have to keep an eye out for any further developments. Dark matter is pretty odd. Dark energy I can see possibly existing...if there's an attractive gravitational force, then it stands to reason there could possibly be a repulsive force as well.

~Zoo
on Apr 30, 2008

*coughGodcough*

on Apr 30, 2008

"I believe that there is no mass (or else God is the mass), and God is holding the universe together with his wonderful salvation giving hand."

erathoniel, is this your way of saying that you think God is massively overweight? I mean, I know he's God and all but 90-95 % of the mass of the universe is indeed quite a bit (maybe someone's been consuming too many galaxies in one sitting? I dunno)

I think you should submit this theory to the astrophysics department of your nearest university. Please videotape the reactions of folks when making your presentation.

on Apr 30, 2008
*coughGodcough*


*coughGodofGapsargumentcough*

~Zoo
on Apr 30, 2008
Did you know that 90%-95% of mass in the universe is unaccounted for? I believe that there is no mass (or else God is the mass)...

This is about as literal as you can get to a "god of the gaps" argument.

Dark matter is theorized to explain why all the stars in a galaxy rotate around the center at the same speed, unlike a solar system where the inner planets closer to the suns gravity rotate faster. There had to be much more gravity in a galaxy than could be accounted for from the visible matter.

Dark energy is theorized as an anti-gravitational force to explain why the universe is expanding at an increasing rate.

I've actually been considering posting something about this in science and tech for a few days now. Couldn't it be possible that dark energy and matter are the same thing? Couldn't what is pushing galaxies apart from each other be holding each galaxy together? A while back, I don't know if there are any official theories like this, or if it is even a feasible one as I am not an astrophysicist, but couldn't there be a "directly proportional" or "exponential proportional force", as sort of "anti gravity"? I.E. the gravitational force between two objects halves as the distance is doubled. Perhaps the dark energy force is doubled along with the distance; at astronomically small distances (solar system or perhaps even galaxy sizes) it could be so minute as to be undetectable, but at intergalactic distances overpowering the effects of gravity. (Actually, galactic size being roughly where the two forces equalize would probably explain the "stability" of galaxies.)

If this is a new theory, and proves to be an accurate model, I want someone to credit me in their Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
on Apr 30, 2008
*coughGodofGapsargumentcough*


Damn, you beat me to it. I don't know how we can post 30 mins apart an me miss your post.
on Apr 30, 2008
Damn, you beat me to it. I don't know how we can post 30 mins apart an me miss your post.


Must've been my coughing...

~Zoo
on Apr 30, 2008

A while back, I don't know if there are any official theories like this, or if it is even a feasible one as I am not an astrophysicist, but couldn't there be a "directly proportional" or "exponential proportional force", as sort of "anti gravity"? I.E. the gravitational force between two objects halves as the distance is doubled. Perhaps the dark energy force is doubled along with the distance; at astronomically small distances (solar system or perhaps even galaxy sizes) it could be so minute as to be undetectable, but at intergalactic distances overpowering the effects of gravity. (Actually, galactic size being roughly where the two forces equalize would probably explain the "stability" of galaxies.)

Sorry, variable gravity or Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) has been theorized before and it is gaining acceptance, but neither dark matter, energy or MOND has been observed yet. 

Don't fret much though the Nobel Prize isn't what it used to be.

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