Endless Vibrations - Good Vibrations
-Vibrations and oscillations seem to be what keeps
everything going. Why not listen to Lord Shorty or to the Beach Boys while pondering over some
ideas that may finally explain the physics of our universe.
Posted 31st of December 2015. Updated January 3rd 2016.
challenge for science today is to make sense of gravitation.
According to Dr Nima Arkani-Hamed
we need to replace space-time
, the front-end of
Einstein's two theories of relativity. Why? In order to find a
quantum theory of gravitation that actually works.
I think we need to replace a few other ideas about our
universe as well, but Arkani-Hamed
is right. Gravitation does
not work the way General Relativity seem to imply.
During the later part of the 100 years with General Relativity
this has become more and more obvious to physicists and
philosophers of science working on the problem, so doing
something about space-time is one step in the right direction.
You may find suggestions about other steps by using the links
on the left side.
Does this mean that General Relativity is wrong? Not quite.
Anyone who has studied the matter know that General Relativity
in all tests has delivered correct answers to the questions
asked. That is.. at least to those we have been able to check,
but the prediction about gravity waves still awaits
confirmation. So far no waves has been detected in spite of
the ever more sensitive detectors that are being constructed.
Still, whatever might be wrong does not seem to affect the
predictive powers of General Relativity which means that
gravity waves ought to be real and just waiting for detection.
So why don't we see them?
Understanding time is the key to understand gravity as well as
the cause of the quanta, making It possible to understand what
is wrong with our picture of gravitation and why no waves have
The reason is quite simple. A gravity wave is actually a wave
in the fabric of space, a fabric that also harbor the
measuring tape. Try to imagine the measure band of a tailor
sticking to the fabric it measures to get a good picture of
this idea. The tape would actually wave with the passing waves
making them quite undetectable.
This picture is however not quite compatible with the idea of
force carriers as various quanta of particular fields. Instead
it rather advocate the stand that all the various force
effects originate from the dynamic properties of only one
common field, which idea I'm afraid, is a deviation from the
standard model and so would be a rather bitter medicine to
chew on even for Dr
Anyway, I have found that the common picture of space-time is
misleading because the "time" part of space-time is completely
misunderstood. So that is another idea that we need to
replace. The current view of time.
If you have read any of the other essays on this site you
already know how time works, but I will explain it again from
a slightly different angle calling upon the phenomenon of
entanglement to stand witness.
Entanglement, or "spooky action at a distance" as Einstein
dubbed it, is now an established fact of our universe in spite
of relativity. One consequence of this is that contrary to
what you may believe, simultaneity is now to be regarded a
proven fact of our universe because it is only with the help
of simultaneity that entanglement may work.
In other words, there is now experimental proof of the
existence of a universal "now".
Now, if that is so, how then, with regard to gravitation, the
quanta, acceleration, inertia and time might it all
work? Is there a single cause that could explain all?
To be sure, there is! And it is all about a Big Bang and
inferred dynamic properties of the fabric of our universe.
However, not the Big Bang of the standard model of inflation.
In this version inflation and dark energy has quite a
different cause along with gravitation, the quanta,
acceleration, inertia and time. On top of that this universe
also manage to get by without the need of any extra dimensions
above the three familiar.
So, what is time? The explanation I have found which gives
birth to all the other phenomena as well, is that the fabric
of our universe is very elastic with properties rather close
to those of an elastic solid.
This elasticity causes the fabric to oscillate in
various ways as a response to sudden compression or dilution,
which may have been a result of the Big Bang incident. One of
those ways would be a rapid, radial motion between compression
and dilution. This radial motion of the fabric is what we
perceive as duration and a complete cycle of such motion is a
basic unit of "time"... A "now".
The other ways the fabric may oscillate form the bodies of the
inhabitants of this universe. Transverse waves of bosons and
longitudinal sound-like waves of fermions. It seems rather
self-evident to me that the rapid radial motion of the fabric
of space during the course of this brief transition between
compression and dilution also would give rise to what we
perceive as quantum effects, causing virtual bosons and
fermions to pop in and out of existence, as well as adding a
certain fuzziness due to the difference in size between the
volumes of compression and dilution respectively.
This difference in size permits the measure of distance using
the difference as a fundamental unit, moving the point of
measure along the full extent of stretch of the fabric during
the diluting half of the cycle, but holding its position as
the oscillation turn around into compression. Repeating the
procedure for the length of the distance being measured.
Imagine now this version of the Big Bang scenario. A sudden
violent blow(?) to the initially inert volume of fabric of the
universe forces it to enter into rather violent pulsating
oscillations, far past the fabrics natural resonant frequency.
The bulk oscillations will therefore initially be damped quite
fast by the elastic properties of the fabric and brought down
to a more sustainable size.
This is the mechanism driving inflation in the dynamic present
universe. A large amplitude of oscillation being equal to a
large fundamental unit of measure that quickly is downsized to
a small amplitude and a small fundamental unit, which then
produce a relative effect of "inflation" which is equal to
that of the standard model.
The same mechanism would be true for the expansion of the
universe as the amplitude then continue to drop but at a much
slower rate, and also for dark energy as the elastic
properties of the fabric(here mainly stiffness?) accelerate
the rate of change of size.
If the above is true, then nobody will miss space-time.... but
perhaps General Relativity? No, not even General Relativity!
Space-time may have been the picture Einstein had in mind when
he invented General Relativity, but the same equations apply
to gravitation in this version of the universe because the
fabric warps and bend around the fermion oscillations during
the course of each cycle of fundamental duration. or "time",
presenting precisely the same problem to solve as in the
Ok, so what about inertia? Not very difficult to explain. All
motion in this universe is a matter of resonance. When we are
talking about free fall, or coasting, the fermion traveler is
simply oscillating at the same frequency as the fabric. As the
fabric dilute, or expand, so does the fermion, and if the
fermion is in motion it will slide a little distance along
with the expansion in the direction of travel. When the fabric
during the other half of the cycle of oscillation compress, or
shrink in size, the fermion will be braked to a standstill at
the new position by the elastic properties of the fabric. As
the oscillation of the fabric bring about expansion again, the
same elastic properties will propel the fermion onwards to a
new position in the direction of travel, where the procedure
is repeated. Inertia is in other words simply the sum of
elastic forces present in the surrounding fabric of space and
acting on the fermion.
Happy New Year 2016!
Acceleration? The short explanation is any action that brings
the fermion out of resonance with the bulk oscillations during
the cycle of fundamental duration. The somewhat longer only
indicate what actions might do that. Those are mainly pushes
or collisions with other fermions. After the action has
occurred the elastic properties of the fabric will align the
fermion with the bulk oscillations and bring it back into
resonance again with somewhat different inertia.
Gravitation is another resonance phenomenon with the fermions
resonating with the surrounding fabric, but in this case part
of the surrounding fabric's oscillations are brought about by
The fermions oscillate longitudinally like a sound-wave. The
surrounding fabric then stretch between center and perimeter
of the fermion in response to, and resonating with the bulk
oscillations which it simultaneously is a part of, just as it
was in the case of free fall coasting.
The motion of the bulk fabric as it stretch points from a
dense, contracted state, into an expanding state, while the
fermion oscillations simultaneously enters into a state of
contraction. All fermions embedded tn the fabric in question
will as a result glide along with the surrounding, contracting
fabric towards each other and form a collective center.
The stretch in the fabric from the periphery towards that
center is already a part of the bulk fabric oscillations and
resonate with them, as does also the longitudinal fermion
oscillations, which is why no acceleration forces are present
when the increasing stretch closer to the center continue to
accelerate the fermion.
With dark energy being a consequence of the elastic properties
of the fabric of space accelerating the rate by which the
amplitude of the bulk oscillations of the universe drop, what
about dark matter?
In my opinion dark matter would also be rather straight
forward to explain with help of the scenario on hand!
I am sure dark matter simply is very large and spread-out
fermion-like oscillations in space itself.
All fermions oscillate in unison, resonating with, but 180
degrees behind the bulk-oscillations of our universe. That is,
when the universe expand they compress, and when the universe
compress, they expand. Now, not being able to actually see
dark matter, with a little help from Einstein we have non the
less managed to map it out and found that it mainly reside in
and around galaxies and nebula.
Since the matter of galaxies and nebula mainly consist of
fermions which all oscillate longitudinally, assuming that
also the fabric surrounding the galaxies might resonate with
these oscillations is rather close at hand. If true it would
constitute the origin and site of a quite invisible low
strength gravitation field. Exactly what we are looking for.
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