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