This is follow up on my previous post on Black Holes.
A thought on the expanding universe theory as opposed to bounce theory (where gravity will in theory pull matter back towards a center): Expansion seems logical in that matter, being dissimilar from space, is an “unwelcome” intrusion. Space will have a tendency to make matter less intrusive, it will dissipate it in a uniform way (entropy).
My thought is that space is a process of convection and dissipation. Big bangs (there are probably infinite big bangs) are caused by an inherent instability in the space/matter relationship. It’s a fissure of sorts where energy and thus matter is released to either dissipate endlessly or to return to the more stable state of say black holes, which “clean up” the intrusion of matter.
In this model, Space would have a surface tension. When matter gets massive enough it pops through that surface tension toward stability. This will happen where matter accumulates enough but not everywhere. Space will probably always have remnants of our universe’s (and possibly the universes created by “other” Big Bangs) detritus in it, like dust floating on water because it didn’t go down with the “ship”.
A cosmic convection of space and matter. I thought of this dissipation and expansion after laying on a dock over a glass calm lake. I spit and watched it fall perfectly into the water, disappear, then pop back up and expand in every direction, faster and faster (the bubbles in the saliva created the perfect marker for this expansion). My spit and the water were different enough and the water dealt with it by dissipating it. It was the easiest and most natural way for them to exists together. I think matter is doing the same thing. Faster and faster in every direction except for where it builds up enough and it re-assimilates into space.
Black Holes. One of the things I like to do is to visualize and feel what might be happening at different scales. We operate at a very specific scale. To us, a mountain is big and an anthill is small. But there are so many other places to imagine the universe and all of its (imaginable and knowable) contents from.
One thing I like to try to imagine is how matter wants to behave in space at the planetary and galactic scale. Working with “stuff” all day everyday has given me a little insight into how that stuff most wants to behave. Although it is all behaving in a familiar gravity/electricity stricken, oxygen and nitrogen laden atmosphere, the basic “laws of nature” are such that one can safely assume they may behave similarly in the so called vacuum of space- with a little adjusting.
Anyway, about black holes... my sculptor’s (and lay astrophysicist) theory is this: matter is dissimilar from space, therefore matter tends to separate and bind to itself much like tar balls in ocean water (oil/water). This is as much an electric process as it is a gravitational one (in my eyes gravelectric) which does what it does from the quantum all the way to the galactic (I challenge a math whiz to fill in that blank: a simple 4 dimensional GUT or Grand Unified Theory).
What about black holes? When matter accumulates so much that it becomes “heavy”, either as a massive star or the center of a galaxy, it reacts to the surface tension of space and “pops” back through to where it came or “reintegrates”- the Enrtopic Ideal. This whole Big Bang/Black Hole cycle (which I believe there are infinite big bangs and infinite black holes) is a form a universal matter-space convection. We live in the turbulence of this cosmic dance.