- John Wilenchik
- Phoenix, AZ
- United States
What if galaxies are "atoms," and stars are "light"?
What if galaxies "emit" and "absorb" stars, just like atoms emit and absorb light? Are stars being "absorbed" in black holes? Isaac Newton's theory of light was that it is made of little bodies, or "corpuscular." Could he be right? And if stars were "light," does that mean that light is actually made of little "stars"? If light is not actually a wave, then the interpretation of redshift as a Doppler shift, and therefore the theory of a Big Bang, is without foundation.
Lord Kelvin and J.J. Thomson originally proposed a "vortex" model for the atom, and galaxies exhibit spiral structures. Is the "vortex" model correct, and do atoms and galaxies share it?
Here's a test. What if the color of a star is also its color of "light"? In other words, what if big blue stars are also high-energy blue "light"? An atom only emits particular colors of light, known as atomic spectra. If you tally all the colors of star in a particular galaxy, does it match atomic spectra?
The evidence says "yes." Many galaxies share a unique "bimodal" distribution of star colors.
Here's another test. Atoms have discrete numbers of neutrons, which when ejected from the atom become protons, or atoms of hydrogen. Different elements have different mass, or "size," and "larger" elements can be identified by their increasing number of neutrons. Larger galaxies have been found to contain smaller galaxies in very close proximity, which are known as "dwarf galaxies." What if "dwarf galaxies" are "neutrons"? Then the number of "dwarf" galaxies "inside" a large galaxy should match the number of neutrons in an element. In addition, larger galaxies form small groups, such as the Local Group or M81 Group. The positions of galaxies in a group should match the geometry of atoms in a molecule containing the same "elements" that are identified from counting their dwarf galaxies.
In fact, the Milky Way has around 20 identified dwarf galaxies inside it, and the nearest large galaxy Andromeda has around 14 nearby.
Closing Statement from John Wilenchik
This is a radical theory that would undermine a great deal of convential theoretical physics. On the other hand, it may lead to a comprehensive explanation for phenomena as diverse as spiral galaxies, large scale galaxy structure (the "cellular" distribution of galaxies), and the bimodal or trimodal distribution of colors of stars, for which current physics and cosmology have no single explanation. It may also lead to a greater understanding of atomic physics and the structure of atom, based on observations of galaxies and other celestial bodies. It may allow us to "see" atoms, which atomic physicists have only dreamed of.
The easiest way to start with a proof of this theory is to disprove the theory of a Big Bang, by testing whether spectra actually Doppler shift. If spectra do not actually Doppler shift, then there is no basis for the theory that the redshift observed in nearly every galaxy is caused by movement away from from the earth. High-resolution spectroscopy should be performed on a planet in our solar system with a high radial velocity with respect to the earth, e.g. Mercury, such that a spectral shift could theoretically be detected. My prediction is that Mercury's spectra will not shift as its radial velocity changes, or at all, because spectra do not Doppler shift. This is in turn because light is "corpuscular," as Newton believed, and not wavelike, and in fact light may be composed of little "stars."
I personally cannot conscience the belief that nearly every galaxy in the universe is moving away from the earth. To me the "Big Bang" theory is, if nothing else, a fatally terracentric theory, which may one day be viewed with as much credibility as we view the early theories that planets revolve around the earth. I do not believe that the earth or our galaxy is at the center of the universe, or that the universe has a "center," because it is infinite. Like the "little old lady" in a Brief History of Time, I believe it's "Galaxies All the Way Down."