“To attempt to bend ‘reality’ to theory is upside down. Reality always trumps theory.”
- H. Stanley Judd
goodbye gravity, hello space
isn’t it time to move gravity, time, space with properties, singularities, and the big bang from established science into ‘myth’?
We are a curious sort with a 200,000 year history of exploring the Universe asking questions like, who are we, where did we come from and where will we go when we leave?
Throughout our quest to understand our Universe we have been zeroing in on ‘how things work’ as our rapidly-developing technology enables us to see further into deep space.
As our technology improves, old theories of how the Universe works give way to more accurate observations of reality.
For example, the flat earth, an archaic theory that was once ‘established science’.
or the theory that the earth was the center of the universe until Copernicus suggested it to be otherwise and Galileo’s telescope won the day. Technology.
or the theory that time can be slowed, space can be curved, and the Universe began with a ‘big bang’ from less than a teacup of matter.
However there can be a terrible personal price to pay for challenging ‘established science’.
When Galileo Galilei was tried and convicted at his Inquisition in Rome for heresy for teaching the Copernican theory, he confessed and was sentenced and locked up under house arrest.
He fared better than Giordano Bruno who on the morning of February 16, 1600 was taken to the Piazza dei Fiori and while still alive burnt at the stake.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) begins its separation from Space Shuttle Discovery following its release on mission STS-82. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Chandra, Rosetta, NASA’s COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer satellite and Curiosity’s Mars landing along with countless space probes have pushed the envelope and provided new empirical evidence that the old model (physics/astronomy) fails to accurately define ‘how things work’.
Diagram showing the altitude of the orbit of the electromagnetic energy level in a photon = 0)
to go to a new unified theory kids can understand