The equal and opposite force rule is about two bodies. An explosion is when each body pushes against each other body (or at least the nearby ones) The equal and opposite force is occures when you see that one body pushes against all those around it and all those bodies push back on the first. Equal and opposite means equal magnitude opposite direction, not opposite effect. [snapback]10100[/snapback]
No opposite effect of an explosion?!? Where do implosions originate, I wonder...
Daveperman, I wrote a big theory about this a long time back.. I don't exactly recall everything off the top of my head, but it dealt a lot with just logical application from what we know, equations that exist, and how to combine them into something that doesn't involve 21 dimensions, bubble-shaped universes, and strings that wrap around all of existence. All this "intellectual" science that I've read doesn't seem to apply common sense - the equations work, but the explanations are so (pardon my saying this) stupid! People seem to always defend a theory because an equation supports it, often blinded by the fact that having a theory that works into an equation doesn't mean that the theory is correct - then, once the theory has been accepted in science, it's stuck there for a while. Perhaps my criticism is unjustified, as I haven't devoted enough time to it, but consider our theory of model of the universe..
Scientsts: "I think there's no middle to the universe.. otherwise, why would all the other galaxies be moving away from us? We cant have been where the big bang orginated. As you can see by the red shifts from the light spectum we see that all other galaxies are moving away from us!" "No wait! I'm a genius!! Actually it would look like a bubble getting blown up! All the dots, which are galaxies, would expand outward! That makes perfect sense, even though you have to entirely ignore the inside of the universe, whatever THAT may be." ... to me they just seem like a bunch of guys with expensive-looking gadgets intent on explaining something with technical jibber jabber that makes unintellectuals go "oooooh" or scratch their head a lot... believe it or not, this is what many scientists have come to the conclusion of (at least the ones with enough prestigue to matter enough to get their "work" publicized).
This might seem a little too obvious.. but... what if the reason it looks as though it's moving away is because... we're moving faster than the ones moving toward us?
Now, I don't want to brush off all these fancy mumbo-jumbo explanations, what with their "indisputable" red-shifts and all that just so happen to be proportional in distance & speed... but it seems to me as though if the universe began with a giant explosion, that the shrapnel of this explosion (which eventually formed into galaxies) would all be moving at different rates. Anything expelled faster than our galaxy would be moving away (and hence look as though it were moving away), and anything expelled slower would *guess what* ALSO look as though it were moving away. What's more? They would be moving at speed proportional to their distances from each other - sound familiar? Now, theoretically the bubble-model (or whatever it's called) could work - yes, we could be on the outer edge of a 4th-dimensional sphere with 3rd-dimensional appearance, and the proportional system would still be effective... "theoretically".... logically, in my opinion, that's just not the case.
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