Cosmology’s biggest conundrum is official, and no one knows how the Universe has expanded

Cosmology’s biggest conundrum is official, and no one knows how the Universe has expanded

After more than two decades of precision measurements, we’ve now reached the “gold standard” for how the pieces don’t fit.

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– Matty
  • There are two fundamentally different ways of measuring the expanding Universe: a “distance ladder” and an “early relic” method.
  • The early relic method prefers an expansion rate of ~67 km/s/Mpc, while the distance ladder prefers a value of ~73 km/s/Mpc — a discrepancy of 9%.
  • Owing to Herculean efforts by the distance ladder teams, their uncertainties are now so low that there is a 5-sigma discrepancy between the values. If the discrepancy isn’t due to an error, there may be a new discovery.
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New gravitational wave detector picks up possible signal from the beginning of time

Artis impression of what gravitational waves might look like

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– Matty

Bumps in detector could point to new physics.

Two intriguing signals spotted in a small gravitational-wave detector could represent all kinds of exotic phenomena — from new physics to dark matter interacting with black holes to vibrations from near the beginning of the universe.

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A Theory of First Cause

Stylalized ball-and-stick water molecule

See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.

(Colossians 2:8) RSV

First cause isn’t the same as the Big Bang. The Big Bang, or more accurately we should say nucleosynthesis, is an effect, not a cause. Popular Science (SciPop) promotes speculation about a possible first cause.

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Not Just any Oxygen

And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

(Acts 10:45) NKJV

In the particle trinity which we deduced from the first two verses of Genesis, the Holy Spirit is Omega, Oxygen. However, the Holy Spirit can’t be just any Oxygen, or everyone would be filled with the Holy Spirit all the time.

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90% of Your Mass is Missing

Stylalized ball-and-stick water molecule

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

(2 Corinthians 4:16-18) NKJV

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) have an illustration from Physics that shows how Biblical literalists don’t have an inkling of the extent to which the Bible can be taken literally.

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Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge

(1 Timothy 6:20) NKJV

Detection of the CMBR is taken to be support for the Big Bang Theory, although using the CMBR in this way only amounts to an inductive rationalization of circumstantial evidence to fit a premise.

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