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PostSubject: Dark Energy = Diminishing Drag   Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:20 pm

This is a post from the Positive Deism forum. My "sudden insight" didn't elicit any comment. So I ask again : "it couldn't be this simple; what am I missing?"

Dark Energy and Dark Matter are anomalies : new observations that don't fit our existing paradigm. But, not to worry, such fascinating challenges are what drive Science forward.

From the perspective of the Enformationism thesis, I predict that these two mysteries will eventually be defined as novel forms of generic Information---the stuff that matter and energy are made of.

Spur-of-the-moment-speculation : Dark Energy seems to be like the outward-expanding momentum imparted to matter by the Big Bang. But, unlike Newton's steady-as-she-goes Inertia, its velocity appears to be accelerating. The source of that "extra" energy could be as simple as the diminishing drag of mutual gravity, as all the space between all the matter in the universe inflates. Since the "force" of gravity diminishes as the square of the distance between objects, it stands to reason that the resistance to expansion would decrease by a similar factor. No?

But that's just an uneducated guess. I know just enough about the subject to be dangerous. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Energy = Diminishing Drag   Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:59 pm

I have no idea what it is. You could be right.

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