Hi guys ~ guess that title has your curiosity peeked. As it should. The reason I say that so easily is because when people find out that I write a blog on Metaphysics, inevitably someone asks, “So what’s the deal about our Universe expanding?” The truth is I began this blog because I believe that Energy is the key to understanding everything about our Universe, God, and our (humans) latent, metaphysical, capabilities. I will spend the rest of my life studying and learning everything I can, by whatever means possible, to prove my hypothesis correct. I am on a path right now to gaining the credentials to be able to spend some time in the Vatican Library where I believe I will find some of the answers I’m looking for. Not ALL. For I believe that many of the answers I’m looking for will manifest through metaphysical approaches and observations. Having said that, let us approach this question of our Universe expanding. Everything about this blog is inherently about Energy, and to understand the Universe you have no choice but to understand the workings of energy. Since many of you have been following this blog you already know the basics so I will give a brief accounting here so that I may answer that question for any newcomers. These are the basic facts. Everything in the entire universe is made of energy. That includes human beings, thoughts, water, the planet earth, the ring on your finger, the moon, your breath, your computer and anything else you can name or think of……..it’s all energy that has been manipulated one way or another to form MATTER. Since Einstein’s theory was proven we know that matter can be converted into energy which means that the two are interchangeable or matter = energy. Now, to the point! Energy can be measured so we can always talk about an amount of energy no matter what unit of measure we are using. The Universe is an entirely different story. You CANNOT measure the Universe. The reason is that we don’t measure the Universe the way we measure energy. There are several ways of looking at this problem. You could consider the Universe as simply being its VOLUME. Volume is by definition ~ “an amount of space.” So, the Universe is an amount of space with energy in it. Some Physics masters have thought to measure the Universe by the amount of Matter within the Universe but again Einstein’s theory comes into play where all matter is interchangeable with energy so we’re basically discussing different forms, or interchangeable “states”, of the same force. Either way this doesn’t really address the problem. In the 1970’s we sent probes into deep space that are still sending back information about our Universe. Technically, we have not defined the volume of the Universe. We haven’t reached the end so we don’t know if the Universe is finite or if it is Infinite. So when you hear someone saying that the Universe is expanding……..they are NOT saying that it is expanding physically, they ARE saying that our awareness of, and our information concerning the parameters of our Universe IS expanding. As of today, we do NOT know if our Universe is infinite or if it is Finite. Our hypothesis about the Big Bang certainly points to a finite amount of energy being released at the birth of our Universe. Which, to my mind, logically suggests that there is a finite amount of energy within the confines of a finite Universe that we are still exploring and trying define. However, it is also possible that there is an infinite amount of energy in an ever expanding Universe. The truth is, when you hear someone say that our Universe is constantly expanding ~ what they are actually saying is that our knowledge about our Universe is constantly expanding whether they know it or not. The question of the parameters of our Universe is one of the hottest topics in all of science today. It’s being debated by scientists and lay people, like myself, all over the world daily. I hope this gives you some clarity. What it has done for me personally is that whenever someone asks me that question from now on ~ I can just say, “Check out my blog for the answer!” (smiles)……..thanx for hanging with me through that explanation. I hope that some day soon the answer you’re looking for will be more definitive. I know that this sounds like a convoluted answer but the truth only works one way, and the truth is ~ no one has proof positive about how big our Universe truly is, so there is NO way to give a positive answer one way or the other……….. I am Dartanion2…….and that’s the way I see it!…………cheers………tony xo
ENERGY ~and is our universe constantly expanding?
16 Saturday Jan 2016
I loved what you`ve written here, so I hope you like my little contribution to it!
Energy is `the` most important ingredient in the recipe for the Universe, for all of life, and the complexities of our natural world and that of human nature. That one single ingredient that binds us all together, is the most talked about and studied subject in science, in today`s modern world. Humans have been asking the same questions for as long as we have been able to talk to each other and we are getting tantalizingly closer to the answers with each new generation! In the last 200 years or so, we have made giant leaps in getting to grips with that knowledge because we are putting in the resources needed to get us nearer to those all important answers! We are investing billions of pounds into the sciences which in turn will secure our future and that of the world as we know it. The more we find out about the Universe the more questions we have for it, so the more we invest in the sciences, the closer we are getting to finding those all important answers. For every question we think of, there is an answer! we just have to work hard and work together to find it! the answers are there just waiting for us all!
So!! what do we know so far?!
We now know that at 13.7 billion years old, 45 billion light years across and filled with 100 billion galaxies – each containing hundreds of billions of stars – the Universe as revealed by modern science is humbling in scale and dazzling in beauty. But, paradoxically, as our knowledge of the Universe has expanded, so the division between us and the cosmos has melted away. The Universe may turn out to be infinite in extent and full of alien worlds beyond imagination, but current scientific thinking suggests that we need it all in order to exist.
Without the stars there would be no ingredients to build US! Without the Universe`s great age, there would be no time for the stars to perform their alchemy! The Universe cannot be old without being vast; there may be no waste or redundancy in this potentially infinite arena if there are to be observers present to gaze upon its wonders. The story of the Universe is therefore `our` story and it is getting longer and more detailed with each chapter that we write, with each question that we find the answer to; tracing our origins back beyond the dawn of man, beyond the origin of life on Earth, and even beyond the formation of Earth itself; back to events – perhaps inevitable! perhaps chance! – that occurred less than a billionth of a second after the Universe began, that very first spark of Energy, the Energy that has made you and I and the Universe that we exist in. Without Energy we are nothing, with Energy the Universe is infinite. Energy is the beginning of everything and therefore Energy is infinite. What a wonderful and beautiful Universe we have at our fingertips and the fascinating thing is, it continues to expand and all because of that one single all important ingredient! ENERGY!
Well done for another well written piece on my favourite subject T`
I love you sweety.
Hey G!!……..I LOVE this comment ! ~ for so many reasons……..but mostly because I started this blog because I wanted to convey my beliefs about the foundation of ALL life ~ ENERGY, and of course you just supported this belief with your brilliant comment. You are the single most important contributor to “Metaphysics and The Movies…” but please remember that energy is not infinite ~ it’s immortal ~ and that single distinction is what makes humanity so important to the ultimate balance of ALL things ~ energy can be measured where the Universe cannot be measured ~ which is what makes people like you and me and ALL those true seekers out there, so darn important ~ because we are actually seeking the truth about those answers to questions that have yet to be answered ~ YOU (nanny gina) have that intangible quality that cannot yet be defined ~ an intuitive understanding of the nature of ALL things ~ and it is that amazing quality that you wear with such ease that will eventually help all of us define the nature of energy and the metaphysical capabilities that you possess ~ like astral projection and your uncanny ability to see the ever evolving spirit of your son. It’s these things we seek out and discuss here in this forum that you and I have brought to life through conversations and the sharing of our personal experiences right here on “Metaphysics and The Movies According To Dartanion2″……..you’re awesome Georgie………thanx for being my friend and being so open with everyone my friend……..I love You……your forever friend and admirer,……tony xoxoxo