Greetings list members. This is my joining post.

Recent headlines indicate that there is empirical evidence now that 
our known universe is about 13 billion years old, it is essentially 
flat, and that space/time continues to be inflationary (we are in a 
continuing big bang state) after experiencing an initial expansion 
phase originating from a singular point -- followed a few billion 
years later by some sort of phase change that cause the universe to 
change from a slowing down expansion rate to a speeding up expansion 
rate. The properties of "dark energy" are postulated now to be the 
cause of continued and ever increasing in rate expansion of 
space/time, the continuing big bang state.

The properties of dark matter are postulated to be the cause of 
observed gravitational interactions within the universe as a whole 
and where there is insufficient observable "normal" matter to account 

for the observations. Dark matter is now said to greatly exceed the 
amount of matter that we are able to measure and verify as existent.

Neither dark energy nor dark matter has been proven by experiment or 
measurement to exist. Both seem as pure postulates at this writing.

To me, dark energy seems to be the more important postulate. It 
appears to me that if the universe will forever keep expanding at an 
ever increasing rate then within a non infinite time period no 
elementary particle of matter will be able to interact with another. 
That condition seems to indicate that relativity would thus be 
meaningless when that point in time occurs. To my logic this argument 

appears to violate conservation of energy law. If the argument is 
nonetheless true, then it follows that said law is not a real law and 

that our entire theory structure is faulty at a fundamental level.

I would be most pleased to here read comments from the list members.

Ron McFarland

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