From: eric@flesch.org (Eric Flesch)
Subject: The Slide-Rule of Time -- Mach's Schlecht! [Hyperstar Cosmology]
Date: 1998/10/08
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In the previous posting ("Gravity *is* Acceleration") of this 4-part
series I described how gravity is caused by the Universe's expansion.
This expansion is accelerating, as has recently been demonstrated by
supernovae light curves. Thus gravity is plain *inertial*
acceleration, as the 5-D accelerating expansion of the underlying
hypersphere is mapped into our 4-D manifold by the inertial resistance
of mass to the expansion.
And yet, in spite of this inertial aspect, the universe's expansion is
not physical expansion. The universe does not grow physically bigger,
in any identifiable metric. This is because there is no immutable
metric against which to compare the universe's physical size. The
only metric we have to compare the present universe with, is the past
universe.
Hyperstar Cosmology carries with it the ultimate disestablishment of
Mach's Principle. This principle holds that there is a form of remote
control of physical law by distant matter, and is one of the more
blatant anthropomorphisms remaining in current cosmological thinking.
Einstein originally embraced Mach's Principle as a foundation of
General Relativity, but later distanced himself from it. It remains a
topic of debate today and has many adherents.
Underlying Mach's Principle is a premise of a preferred reference
frame pertaining to scale and positioning. Thus Mach's Principle is
held to provide the absolute rotational frame for which centripetal
force is zero. It is a non-relativistic intruder in a relativistic
universe. And now disappears in Hyperstar Cosmology.
If we remove Mach's Principle then there is no metric or mechanism to
inhibit changes in universal parameters with time. This is where the
hypersphere's 5th dimension comes in. The hypersphere is an active
busy steward of our universe, so I dub it a "hyperstar". This fifth
dimension manifests itself as a *manifold scale* which keeps the
space-time continuum stable, and is broadcast radially from the
hyperstar's core. But the scale itself dilates with time, like an
undisciplined drummer who steadily increases the tempo -- there is
nothing to prevent this.
We do not notice any effects from this quickening of the scale, as
locally everything still fits together in our 4D manifold in the same
way as before. But by looking outwards into space we can see that
time ran slower in earlier times. This is the cosmological redshift.
We have the choice, if we are predisposed, to view the universe's
expansion as spatial expansion. But the incorrectness of this view
comes when we realize that distances do not increase. If you start
with two objects 1000000 LY apart and immobile WRT eachother (assume
no gravitational effects), and come back later, you'll find they do
not increase their separation. I'm not saying that they remain
immobile WRT eachother in the Standard Theory -- I'm saying that
that's what *really* happens, so it is experimentally verifiable in
some way well beyond current capability.
This continuous slide-rule-like logarithmic change of scale carries
with it the 5-D dynamics which manifest as inertial gravity.
Space-time itself is continuously impacted by this evolving 5-D
scaling, and the ghostly heat of this dynamic interaction is seen as
the CMBR. The CMBR is thus sourced from outside our universe (as is
gravity) and radiates inwardly with a pure blackbody frequency
profile.
Thus, the Machian concept of the influence of distant matter is
superseded by the grip of the 5th dimension of manifold scale which is
broadcast by the hyperstar which our spacetime surrounds. This
manifold scale keeps spacetime in order and establishes a preferred
rotational frame. And the steady slide-rule like change in this scale
powers gravity and the CMBR, and is seen as the cosmological redshift.
Eric Flesch
Nelson, New Zealand
8 October 1998