Mr. Grrrrrrrrrrrowl (cobaltbluetony) wrote in infinityproject,
Mr. Grrrrrrrrrrrowl

what the ...?

In reading this article on quintessence, I was shocked to read this: "recently, big-bang cosmologists assumed that almost all of the energy in the universe today consists of the mass energy (E = mc2) of the matter contained within." I had always figured that there was much more energy in existence than was stored in matter. After all, so much of the matter of the universe is releasing energy; I presumed that this process of releasing of energy had been going on since the birth of each astronomical entity [e.g.: stars, nebulae, galaxies, superclusters, "black holes," et. al.] and that there was logically more energy released in this state of transferrance (from one stored state into another) than there was currently in said storage.

While concluding that the design and structure of the universe points unwaveringly to a Maker of some immense intelligence, I had always considered the Big Bang as being quite simply the act of creation of the universe. Also, I have in the past few years prescribed to a logarithmic scale determining the sequence of events, whether that be in the development of a foetus into an adult in animal development, or in the development of the structure of the universe itself. It is a scientific phenomenon; I have read that the earliest developments of universal laws and elementary particles that make up all matter all came into existence within a matter of femtoseconds. While being miniscule, such seemingly small events are the most fundamental building blocks of physical existence. Extending away from that instant in timespace is a logarithmically scaled sequence of events that are part of the growth and development of our universe.

Where does all that energy go? When the sun emits energy, for example, our tiny planet absorbs a barely negligible amount of it. Where does the rest go? The planets are too small to absorb the energy, and only the Oort cloud (if it exists) could absorb any significant measure. (The fact that the inner solar system is not bombarded more frequently by comets suggests that the Oort cloud is not that dense -- unless the mysterious Planet X or solar companoin Nemesis swings back into the picture and kills us all.). Really, most of the sun's energy is wasted. It surely must get absorbed by something else eventually, but in the meantime there floats this uncontained energy. ...

brain hurting, must return later.
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