I think that we cannot yet think on the levels that explain cosmology. The concepts involved may require actual additional evolution on our part.

But I'd still like to try.

Let's talk energy budgets. Exponents and infinity(infinities?); oh, let us be joyful.

Big Bang. Matter coalesces. Matter-antimatter annihilation occurs. Whole lotta energy goes free-birding about the new Universe(s?)

Let's consider the "(s?)"

Matter and energy can neither be created, nor destroyed, but can be converted back and forth between the two.

We're told that the total sum of matter constitutes a small fraction of a percentage point of that which existed before all that annihilation.

So where's all that energy? To the decimal, please...

Remember, we think we know the age of the Universe(?). There's that "(s?)", again.

I think the math is good, but the arithmetic may be lacking.

But the age is based on distance and time, and the measurements are made in the electromagnetic spectrum. Shifted shades of blue and red, but only those shifts which we can detect and measure. Which is a finite methodology defining an infinite resource. In a real sense, our age for the universe is dependent upon the veracity of our instruments, and not a whole lot more.

IMHO, more ass talk.

The

*estimated* size is based on time and probability. The size is said to be expanding at an accelerating rate. No explanation presents itself so, we are foisted with Black Energy and Black Matter. Must be grant renewal time again... I hate that Grant Guy...

But there's

*MORE*...

At some point, we're told that within the fourteen billion year history of the Universe, that at about five billions years ago, the whole rate of expansion took off a lot faster.

Wha....? I No explanations (that

*I've* heard), no mechanism described. IMHO. more Ass talk.

But back to the question, where is all that immense amount of energy? Or more importantly, where could it

*possibly* be?

IMHO, we look inside that singularity, on the other size of that event horizon, and I think we'll see a whole unexplained, maybe unexplainable, bunch of energy thumbing its nose back at us, big, big, bigtime. Mass too, and I'd say a whole bunch, but certainty? There is no certainty, remember?

Conjecture is all we got, and anybody can make it.

I just did. I'll go further.

Matter can convert to energy, supposedly vice-versa. Mass went into that dark spot singularity, and it can come back out, as a form of gradual energy leakage. (The Gospel of Hawking...)

Had to come from somewhere, but which somewhere? The Bang?"(s?)" The Supernova?"(s?)" The merger of singularities?"(s?)"

*Stranger Things*?"(s?)"

I

*like* that "(s?)"

Have we had enough of

*my* ass talk yet?

Here's my punt.

I think there's a whole lot more space-time/mass/energy in there than a lot of folks are so danged certain they can account for. I mean, in that place where all they can talk about passes through their asses.

I think there's enough and maybe even a whole lot more than is needed to utterly dismiss convenient constructs like Dark Energy and Dark Matter, and maybe a lot of other things the pundits haven't yet dreamed upon. Dark Patootie, maybe?

Riddle me

Vera Rubin, Batguys.

Actually, her work is what put me onto this line of thinking, and it's not Black patootie...

Her work is touted (not by her, by others) as support for

*their* Black Patootie. I think they missed the whole point.

Greg

Here's my Rubin Riddle fer ya:

Objects(stars) orbit masses(galactic supermassive singularities), their velocity being a product of that central mass's magnitude

*and distance*.

Increase the mass, and the same velocity requires an increased distance.

But that distance extends

*through* the event horizon, and NOBODY can tell you or me, what the dimensions (dimensionless? Right...!) within that supermassive singularity measure out to.

If the orbital radius is one thing, then the mass involved is a certain magnitude acting over that distance.

But if it is

*not* (tell me it's not, or even that it is, I'll laugh.) then all bets about mass, orbital radius, and Black Patooties are out the window. Which is where they always were already.

Solve for a greater orbital radius, a greater mass is required, and Black Patooties vanish in a wisp of disbelief.

...And suddenly Vera's

*OBSERVED* anomalies make perfect sense.

...And now, the punchline...

*What if....* that mass and radial distance is another Universe(s?)

...And suddenly we notice that there are a whole big immense lot of Galaxies and Galactic Supermassive Singularities.

Estimates are at between one hundred billion and two hundred billion (just the detectable ones, mind you...). But what's a billion here or there...

If someone gives you a number and says it's even pretty certain, ask them when they counted them. You get to laugh, too.

Remember, I asked "to the decimal".

Are there any bets off, yet...?

This is the point where I start thinking about infinities and probabilities, and an infinitude of Universes.

They're still thinking about certainties.

Right...