- Michael HAAHEIM
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PARADIGM SHIFT: perhaps gravity is a product of energy, rather than mass.
To date, it has always been assumed that gravity is caused by mass. The concept of dark matter has been created to explain some observational anomalies based upon measurements of mass and gravitiational effects. I suggestthat the anomolies are the result of an incorrect paradigm.
Remember that all mass contains energy. In fact, mass contains among the greatest concentrations of energy in the universe. If energy were the source of gravity, on a local scale, only the energy concentrations involved in mass would produce a measurable gravitational effect (which is why it would seem that mass produces the effect rather than energy), but at systemic and galactic scales there is an abundance of energy radiating from stars and other phenomena. If one considers the entire flux of energy from these sources, the amount of energy would be equivalent to a rather large supply of mass.This equivalence might be sufficient to explain the discrepencies in our observations versus our expectations.
This could explain why the gravitational effects of "dark matter" are never observed at a local scale. It might also explain why stars at the edge of galaxies are orbiting at faster speeds than predicted. Not only is energy increasing the scalar values of gravitational effect, but it is also dispersing the gravitation source across a larger area, including outside the galaxies.