Thank you for your paper. My real issue is the basic illogic of the current model, so any alternative explanations should be out in the open and studied.
A friend digging into chatbot recently asked me if I had any questions to ask it. So I asked the following question;
"You can ask it why the speed of light doesn’t increase, as intergalactic space expands? Otherwise don’t the speed and spectrum of the same intergalactic light describe two different metrics of space?"
To which it responded;
"The speed of light is a fundamental constant of the universe, which means that it remains constant regardless of the conditions it encounters. The expansion of intergalactic space does not affect the speed of light because it is a property of space-time itself, and not of the matter or energy within it. While the expansion of space causes the wavelengths of light to stretch, a phenomenon known as cosmological redshift, the speed at which light travels through a vacuum remains the same.
The speed and spectrum of intergalactic light describe different properties of the universe. The speed of light is a fundamental constant that governs the behavior of all matter and energy, while the spectrum of light is a measure of its wavelength and frequency. The spectrum of light can be affected by a variety of factors, including the expansion of space, the presence of intervening matter, and the motion of the source or observer. These effects can provide valuable insights into the properties of the universe, such as its age, composition, and rate of expansion. Therefore, while the speed and spectrum of light are related in important ways, they describe distinct aspects of the universe that must be considered separately.
Can you elaborate on both
The speed of light is a fundamental constant of the universe, which means that it is the same for all observers, regardless of their relative motion. The speed of light in a vacuum is approximately 299,792,458 meters per second (or about 186,282 miles per second), and this value does not change in different regions of space or under different physical conditions. This is because the speed of light is a fundamental property of the fabric of space-time itself, which is the medium through which light travels.
The expansion of intergalactic space, which is driven by the accelerating expansion of the universe, causes the distances between galaxies to increase over time. This means that the light emitted by distant galaxies must travel a greater distance to reach us than it would if the universe were not expanding. As the light travels through this expanding space, the wavelength of the light is stretched, causing it to become redder (i.e., lower in frequency) - this is known as cosmological redshift. However, the speed of light itself does not change, even as the wavelength of the light is stretched.
The spectrum of light refers to the range of wavelengths or frequencies that make up a beam of light. This spectrum can be divided into different regions, such as infrared, visible, and ultraviolet, depending on the energy and wavelength of the light. The spectrum of light can be affected by a variety of factors, including the properties of the source of the light, the motion of the source or observer, and the physical conditions that the light encounters as it travels through space.
In the case of intergalactic light, the spectrum of the light can be affected by the expansion of the universe, which causes the wavelengths of the light to stretch and shift toward the red end of the spectrum (i.e., cosmological redshift). This effect can be used to study the properties of the universe, such as the age, composition, and rate of expansion. By analyzing the spectrum of light from distant galaxies, astronomers can infer important information about the physical conditions and evolution of the universe over time.
Overall, while the speed and spectrum of light are related in important ways, they describe distinct aspects of the universe that must be considered separately in order to gain a complete understanding of the universe and its properties."
Since the computer is not cognizant, it can directly say that, "space" and "vacuum" are essentially different, without sensing the cognitive dissonance, as any marginally sentient cosmologist would and either steer far around the issue, or drop the conversation totally. So it is interesting to see the problem laid out clearly, even if it doesn't have the presence of mind to recognize the problem.
My following question is; " I guess the question I would have asked next, is as to what is the difference between space that is expanding and the vacuum? Is the vacuum not space? How are they related, given the speed and spectrum of the same light are evidence of both?
Is one the denominator and one the numerator?
If the speed is the numerator, then it would be a “tired light” theory, but since it seems to be an, “expanding space” theory, then the speed and the vacuum it measures, is the denominator. The measure against which this expansion is occurring.
Given cosmic redshift increases proportional to distance in all directions, that would mean we are at the center of this expanding space, occurring within the vacuum, defined by the speed of this intergalactic light.
As Einstein said, “Space is what you measure with a ruler.” The ruler in this theory is still the speed of light."
He is on vacation and won't get back for a couple of days, so waiting.