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.