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Wishfullthinker

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Dark matter and gravity
« on: 25/01/2009 15:46:48 »
Hello, I am new to this forum and have a theory but don't have enough knowledge on the mathematics and physics to really be able to make a theorem about it, or even attempt to publish it.  So, I will post it here, to let the residents take a look at it and either just tell me I am flat out wrong, or investigate it themselves further.

A while ago I was watching a Television show about gravity and dark matter.  The current theory on dark matter to me feels a little off, just because it says there is stuff there that we can only detect by the gravity it gives off.  So I thought a bit and came up with a possible alternate solution to where the gravity is coming from.
One time I saw an explanation on how gravity worked, They likened it to a piece of paper on which an object is placed, this causes a divot in the paper, so if you roll a ball bearing near the object the ball bearing is "pulled " to it.  So I got thinking, using the same analogy, if you turn the paper over you have a bulge, and when you roll a bearing near the bulge, it moves away.  So the question is could these "Bulges" be out there in the universe causing this dark matter illusion.  The biggest obstacle would be the about of dark matter that is estimated to be in the universe.  It's just way more than the amount of matter.  But if we go back to the paper analogy again and this time, fold the paper, when we place the object on the paper, we have multiple bulges and multiple divots, from one object.

Vern

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« Reply #1 on: 25/01/2009 16:17:29 »
There is a New Theories section on this forum where you  might get better response. I also have some ideas about gravity. If you publish your thoughts in the New Theories forum, I'll go there and discuss it with you.
« Last Edit: 25/01/2009 16:19:27 by Vern »

DoctorBeaver

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Dark matter and gravity
« Reply #2 on: 25/01/2009 16:25:46 »
Hello Wishfullthinker and welcome to TNS.

If gravity forms these dips in spacetime, why do you need bulges to explain dark matter? Dark matter is affected by gravity in the same way ordinary matter is.

P.S. I shall introduce you to FOGgery by pointing out that there is only 1 L in Wishful

Wishfullthinker

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« Reply #3 on: 25/01/2009 16:28:30 »
ok, thanks for the replys.  I have reposted this in the new theories section.  I am aware the spelling of my forum name is incorrect.  I always post under that name, even though it is misspelled.

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