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DARK MATTER DISPUTE CONTINUES: VERLINDE’S LATEST PROPOSAL

Mr. T.M. found this article, and I have to talk about it. Dutch theoretical physicist, Erik Verlinde, of the University of Amsterdam, a vocal critic of the dark matter hypothesis, is at it again, with a new proposal to explain the phenomenon usually attributed by most physicists to dark matter. There's something that caught my eye in this article and I suspect its breathtaking nature will catch yours as well:

The Man Who's Trying to Kill Dark Matter

The passage in question is pregnant with so many massive implications that an attempt to catalogue them all here would be futile, so I'll focus only on the most bizarre and "out there" of the bunch. Here's the passage:

The latest attempt to explain away dark matter is a much-discussed proposal by Erik Verlinde, a theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam who is known for bold and prescient, if sometimes imperfect, ideas. In a dense 51-page paper posted online on Nov. 7, Verlinde casts gravity as a byproduct of quantum interactions and suggests that the extra gravity attributed to dark matter is an effect of “dark energy”—the background energy woven into the space-time fabric of the universe.

Instead of hordes of invisible particles, “dark matter is an interplay between ordinary matter and dark energy,” Verlinde said.

To make his case, Verlinde has adopted a radical perspective on the origin of gravity that is currently in vogue among leading theoretical physicists. Einstein defined gravity as the effect of curves in space-time created by the presence of matter. According to the new approach, gravity is an emergent phenomenon. Space-time and the matter within it are treated as a hologram that arises from an underlying network of quantum bits (called “qubits”), much as the three-dimensional environment of a computer game is encoded in classical bits on a silicon chip. Working within this framework, Verlinde traces dark energy to a property of these underlying qubits that supposedly encode the universe. On large scales in the hologram, he argues, dark energy interacts with matter in just the right way to create the illusion of dark matter. (Emphasis added)

What intrigued me here was that Verlinde's approach seems to be at once a combination of zero-point energy with information theory, and that as a result, what might be causing gravity is certain configurations of information.

Once one gets to that notion, the implications of recent ideas from other spheres of investigation - think for example of California materials science professor Dr. William Tiller and his experiments on consciousness and imprinting fields of information through agreed specified intention on material objects under strictly controlled local conditions - acquire a kind of cosmological significance and implication. What this also suggests is that gravity, if a quantum phenomenon at all, might be fundamentally connected to the mysterious phenomena of entanglement and non-locality. I was rather gratified to discover that my "South Dakota hack's guess" here seemed to be confirmed in some degree by the abstract of his paper, which is found here:

Emergent Gravity and the Dark Universe

It's the opening sentence of this abstract (unfortunately I cannot access the paper and probably wouldn't understand it if I could), that at least raises this possibility:

Recent theoretical progress indicates that spacetime and gravity emerge together from the entanglement structure of an underlying microscopic theory.

The theory, notes the article, has yet to be confirmed, but if this "information-based" approach should be verified and confirmed, then one implication rears its head immediately, and that is that entanglement and information, if the clues to gravity, might also be the clues to antigravity.

But this is all, obviously, very high octane conjecture and speculation, for as the article makes abundantly clear, the vast majority of physicists are still in favor of the dark matter hypothesis.

See you on the flip side...

29 thoughts on “DARK MATTER DISPUTE CONTINUES: VERLINDE’S LATEST PROPOSAL”

  1. The ying and the yang are not separate but a whole onto each; they exist in a quantum entanglement: ying/yang.
    Nothing[the essence of entanglement] expresses this more than light and darkness: darkness/light.
    If you only knew the power of the dark side. – Darth Vader
    Dark matter cannot be observed because it emits no light; its only friend is gravity. So, Dr. Farrell’s post ties that relationship; through dark energy, into a symmetry that fits the yingyang model perfectly with time. The Universe might come from the quantum entanglement of quantized spacetime. Dark energy is the unseen force that tries to resist light[spawned from gravity itself].
    The gas clouds began to compress under the weight of gravity from the dark energy forces on ordinary matter The resulting pressure caused heat to build up, and hydrogen atoms combined into hydrogen molecules. The dense glumps of gas continued contracting until some of these clumps collapsed into stars: Let There Be Light!
    Darkness/light!
    End of the dark age as the entaglent interactions expanded and manifested into a comprehensible yingyang of light and darknesss. One expanding force[ironically dark energy?] and its counterforce represented by light. All woven together by quanticized spacetime, and the subsequent manifestation of the quantum yingyang into light/dark.
    Without dark energy, the gravity hanging around,
    would not have spawned the light?

    I figured with the blunders’ blog today,
    I had “nothing” better to do but,
    blunder into the light, while…
    stumbling about from the darkness.

  2. I liked all of this ‘cept “most scientists think.” Consensus driven science is a religion, like global warming, as im sure the author would sayv”hear hear.”

    I am so totally disgusted with “consensus scientism.” Sadly, ancient texts have more integrity.

    Verifiable repeated facts, predictions borne out by rational and correct experimentation. Anything other than that and its not science.

  3. Gravity vs Inertia

    Inertia is the force occurring when a mass is subject to a disturbance or movement of its relative position in the universe TO the “fabric OF the universe”.

    Gravity is created by the incident motion of the “fabric of the universe” being drawn in by a mass. An object being drawn in by the mass causes the “fabric” to accelerate and is rarified as it moves toward the mass.

    The “fabric of the universe”, or the ether, or dark matter are there but through 10 or 15 billion year have obviously gone through much change in density from the beginning until now. This change in density no doubt has what we believe we perceive in the observable universe. Just the same, it makes more sense when trying to explain the connecting similarities between gravity and inertia.

    Lou Ky Lane
    9/16/17

  4. I don’t know anything about physics and I’m not scientifically trained at all, but my impression is that if you put consciousness on a planet that has no gravity, that planet will grow gravity on it. Crude analogy I know, but that’s the impression I got after reading the article.

  5. (Modded again. Probably due to “‘substi tuting” plus “quanti ty”. Getting old. Let’s see…)

    I do believe we are approaching a Ptolemaic-Copernican boundary. The collected-data on the universe is getting so good that more and more ‘epicycles’ have to be added onto the Einsteinian and quantum physics models of reality. At some point, a drastic revision will have to be made, akin to a shift from an Earth-centered Solar System to a Sun-centered Solar System. It will not be ‘tweaking’ the model, it will be ‘substi tuting’ the model.

    Article: “…Verlinde traces dark energy to a property of these underlying qubits [quantum bits] that supposedly encode the universe. On large scales in the hologram, he argues, dark energy interacts with matter in just the right way to create the illusion of dark matter.”

    I suspect that Consciousness is the ‘substrate’ now-called Dark Energy. It would fit-in perfectly with entanglement, since Everything was ‘entangled’ at the moment of the Big Bang. Why should it be less ‘entangled’ now? Thus, a ‘pan-universe’ field…

    It is curious that “Babylon 5” [spoiler alert] had a mini-theme of Advanced Beings [called First Ones] ultimately going “over the Rim” of the Milky Way Galaxy into the space between the galaxies (with the implication that this involved some form of ‘state shift’, as they could not return):
    http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Rim
    If ‘Information’ has any energy attributes, that would correspond to a rest-mass or weight (including ‘negative’ mass or weight). As Consciousness would be the ‘holder’ of Information, we might see Dark Energy as originating in those Advanced Beings who have ‘moved on’ from physicality. B5 Strikes Again…

    It is even more curious that the Universe moved gradually from a gravitationally-decelerating state to a gravitationally-acccelerating state. This is attributed to a shift in dominance between matter and an unknown quanti ty called Dark Energy. However, what if this change in Dark Energy is ultimately due to an ever-increasing number of Advanced Beings transitioning ‘upwards’ and adding their collective energy to the Universe? (An ‘expansion’ pressure…) B5 Strikes Again…

    1. Yes I too think consciousness is the crux of the matter (pun intended). Quantum physics shows us that you need an observer to force the energy/waveform to cohere into matter. No consciousness, no matter, and no matter then no universe, just immanent energy (the deep, if you will).

      E=MC2 tells us that matter and energy are equivalents, and I think the basic problem with physics — the fantastically huge accounting deficit of 93% of the mass of the universe that they try to paper over with their ridiculous dark matter theory — is that they simply have discarded and refused to acknowledge a vast amount of energy in the universe. For example, is any physicist taking into consideration in making their dark matter/dark energy tallies the vector energy described in Maxwell’s original equations describing electromagnetism? All those little vortices just chock full of energy which spin around and around but yet yield a net effect of zero, and therefore were tossed out by Heavyside? Might then the universe then have a vast amount more of immanent energy than has been accounted for right there? Someone below mentioned aether physics, well they better revisit it and eat some humble pie.

  6. (Modded. Probably due to “‘substi tuting”. Let’s see…)

    I do believe we are approaching a Ptolemaic-Copernican boundary. The collected-data on the universe is getting so good that more and more ‘epicycles’ have to be added onto the Einsteinian and quantum physics models of reality. At some point, a drastic revision will have to be made, akin to a shift from an Earth-centered Solar System to a Sun-centered Solar System. It will not be ‘tweaking’ the model, it will be ‘substi tuting’ the model.

    Article: “…Verlinde traces dark energy to a property of these underlying qubits [quantum bits] that supposedly encode the universe. On large scales in the hologram, he argues, dark energy interacts with matter in just the right way to create the illusion of dark matter.”

    I suspect that Consciousness is the ‘substrate’ now-called Dark Energy. It would fit-in perfectly with entanglement, since Everything was ‘entangled’ at the moment of the Big Bang. Why should it be less ‘entangled’ now? Thus, a ‘pan-universe’ field…

    It is curious that “Babylon 5” [spoiler alert] had a mini-theme of Advanced Beings [called First Ones] ultimately going “over the Rim” of the Milky Way Galaxy into the space between the galaxies (with the implication that this involved some form of ‘state shift’, as they could not return):
    http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Rim
    If ‘Information’ has any energy attributes, that would correspond to a rest-mass or weight (including ‘negative’ mass or weight). As Consciousness would be the ‘holder’ of Information, we might see Dark Energy as originating in those Advanced Beings who have ‘moved on’ from physicality. B5 Strikes Again…

    It is even more curious that the Universe moved gradually from a gravitationally-decelerating state to a gravitationally-acccelerating state. This is attributed to a shift in dominance between matter and an unknown quantity called Dark Energy. However, what if this change in Dark Energy is ultimately due to an ever-increasing number of Advanced Beings transitioning ‘upwards’ and adding their collective energy to the Universe? (An ‘expansion’ pressure…) B5 Strikes Again…

  7. I do believe we are approaching a Ptolemaic-Copernican boundary. The collected-data on the universe is getting so good that more and more ‘epicycles’ have to be added onto the Einsteinian and quantum physics models of reality. At some point, a drastic revision will have to be made, akin to a shift from an Earth-centered Solar System to a Sun-centered Solar System. It will not be ‘tweaking’ the model, it will be ‘substituting’ the model.

    Article: “…Verlinde traces dark energy to a property of these underlying qubits [quantum bits] that supposedly encode the universe. On large scales in the hologram, he argues, dark energy interacts with matter in just the right way to create the illusion of dark matter.”

    I suspect that Consciousness is the ‘substrate’ now-called Dark Energy. It would fit-in perfectly with entanglement, since Everything was ‘entangled’ at the moment of the Big Bang. Why should it be less ‘entangled’ now? Thus, a ‘pan-universe’ field…

    It is curious that “Babylon 5” [spoiler alert] had a mini-theme of Advanced Beings [called First Ones] ultimately going “over the Rim” of the Milky Way Galaxy into the space between the galaxies (with the implication that this involved some form of ‘state shift’, as they could not return):
    http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Rim
    If ‘Information’ has any energy attributes, that would correspond to a rest-mass or weight (including ‘negative’ mass or weight). As Consciousness would be the ‘holder’ of Information, we might see Dark Energy as originating in those Advanced Beings who have ‘moved on’ from physicality. B5 Strikes Again…

    It is even more curious that the Universe moved gradually from a gravitationally-decelerating state to a gravitationally-acccelerating state. This is attributed to a shift in dominance between matter and an unknown quantity called Dark Energy. However, what if this change in Dark Energy is ultimately due to an ever-increasing number of Advanced Beings transitioning ‘upwards’ and adding their collective energy to the Universe? (An ‘expansion’ pressure…) B5 Strikes Again…

  8. This past summer I’ve been collecting episodes of Space’s Deepest Secrets and watching them to get an idea of what the lame stream media has been saying about astronomical matters. Dark matter has been a recurring theme throughout the series. I’ve seen various laymen explanations from leading scientists/presenters who’ve given their own theoretical spin on the matter–then came the radio astronomical data and the lensing effect of Einstein bubbles on some light rendering telescopes. Like it or not the whole idea of dark matter sounds as a variation of the old ether physics of the past century–a physics that was totally pushed underground in favor of an edited model. Now that standard cosmological models have hit a brick wall scientists are on the verge of “rediscovering” the ether paradigm that went black over 100 years ago. One must prepare now for the comedy we shall see as scientists quietly refashion the ether arguments and offer them for public consumption without mentioning the antecedent view. Then, if some smartie pants draws their attention to the etheric relationship, I can see them bristle with derision against the original idea while weaving fantasies about why those theories were so patently wrong and rejected. Just when one begins to think better about humans as a race, scientists and politicians step in to remind us how silly and futile a species we truly are. Oh, for just a little more humility and open-mindedness we might all get somewhere without so much waste!

  9. The paper, PDF, looks like a controlled release of weapons tech, or the philosophy behind it.

    It’s somewhat different terms, but mystics, Reich, Bearden, Fred Kantor, have all said similar things for thousands of years. Of course Reich demonstrated it.

  10. Ha.. I keep on saying that Gravity (and time) do not work the way we think it does..
    I love the Dark Matter theory, and ‘I’ll take a second to give some good old belly guffaws about that Dark Matter nonsense..
    The.. “It has to be there, otherwise our physics model doesnt work properly (WHICH IT DOESNT ANYWAY)” argument goes right up there next to the “They built the Pyramids with copper chisels and balls of diorite and pulled those blocks up the pyramid with rope and slaves.” argument..

    But hey.. we used to think that the Sun rotated around the Earth.. (why is our planet named after dirt??).. that sacrificing our enemies would prevent another sun from being born..that cutting the throat of a black cat on the 3rd sunday after pentecote and rolling in its blood would conjure demons.. (I just made that up.. its nothing real…dont kill the cat!!) I mean.. come on.. we evolve (actually that’s a million year process..so if there’s another way of saying that..) and accept the fact that we made mistakes in the past, can we now please just move on.. and forget about this dark matter baloney..
    If there is all this black matter floating out there between us and the stars.. why cant we see it passing in front of stars? Invisible or not.. if its matter, it has mass.. no? Even light passing through glass would show some sign of having passed through a prism….(doesnt it??)

  11. Funny how the same mindsets continue under different guises. It’s the triumph of theory over reality magic shilled behind the masks pseudo science ignorance pass off as knowledge. The physicists should just do their research and just let the facts tell the real story.

    1. They cant Marcos, their Academia-Ego refuses to let them let the facts get in the way.. That story will and can be bent into shape until it fits the hypothesis… isnt that how science works?

    2. “The physicists should just do their research and just let the facts tell the real story.”

      Then why is Special Relativity so widely accepted?

  12. The statement “We have found errors in the equations; we can now take ET home and it wont take a lifetime to do it” (not an exact quote) comes to mind.

    That Breakaway group, which may be 40-100 years ahead of the mainstream, no doubt wants to keep that lead any way they can. The old divide and conquer method is used in Physics as it is with everything else. Split the physicists into two (or more) camps and have them argue through eternity opposing wrong ideas. It seems to work with everything else.

    I don’t think anyone here still believes Stephen Hawking is still alive, and their “meat puppet” is very useful; along with most of the other “great physicists” of our day controlled, no doubt, by the quest for funding.

    It takes a special kind of evil to doom the bulk of humanity to a scarce existence while you enjoy the fruits of the planet and advanced technology. There can be no doubt that evil has multiplied greatly on the face of the earth; one only has to open ones eyes an observe the accelerating demise of the West.

    Literally everything has been weaponized against the Earths population while those who would be “gods” among us live off the fat of the land and are busy gathering the wealth of the world ever more quickly unto themselves. Wealth takes many forms, knowledge is one of them.

    1. Stephen Hawking’s is dead?? No.. He got caught into Epstein’s underage sex parties.. Its unfortunate.. he got caught in the vices of the flesh. Which having spent his entire youth in his mind, he wasnt prepared nor equipped to resist.
      Now he’ll do anything they tell him to, to ensure that the spice flows..

        1. Or… In 1985 he was offered access to tech.. or young blood.. that enables him to keep living despite ALS.. what? you think that its a problem that can’t be solved?? Why? Because we don’t know how to do it? Must be impossible then. (that’s my line of thinking..He could also be dead and replaced by a robot.. he hasnt spoken sionce 1985 neither.. which could have been the reason for a cover story for the trachi thingummy..)
          I’m just saying.. If I were an evil overlord intent on ruling the world, I’d want the smartest most brilliant people as my Viziers.. sorry Wizard..arrhh Advisors..People like Bill Gates.. Stephen Hawkings.. the man’s mind is enough justification by itself to rejuvenate him.. shouldn’t lose that ressource.. Remember how those old politiciens keep young? The Abramovic method..

  13. Dark Matter is Harry Potter physics and it’s a profound embarrassment to science that it’s become the prevailing explanation for the problem of the unbearable lightness of matter.

    If ~93% of the mass of the universe is “missing,” perhaps your theories are wrong and your measurements woefully incomplete? But, even though they still have no clue as to the fundamental nature of the most important force in the universe (gravity), these dolts with PhDs nonetheless cook up some unmeasurable and therefore unverifiable MacGuffin called “Dark Matter” which conveniently papers over their profound failure to come to terms with reality.

    Now that the rant is over, I think that yes, entanglement is a fantastically strong force which may well be the unrecognized glue that’s holding everything together. If half of the matter in the universe is entangled with the other half (and who is to say that it is not?) then that right there coheres everything, explains gravity, and makes duality the ultimate truth (Yin/Yang, light/dark, good/evil).

    I also think the electric universe folks have some very compelling arguments for electricity being an underappreciated binding/gravitic force at a macro scale within and between galaxies and galactic clusters.

    1. Electricity, in the right conditions.. say.. lightening strikes on the Earth during the end of the Hadean Age.. can and does create Amino Acids.. so.. next time you’re offering up praise to God, think about why all the Heads of Pantheons in the old religions were always Sky Father’s waving around bolts of lightening…

      1. oops.. when I said, “next time you’re offering up …” I didnt mean to come across as arrogant.. I was trying to be funny…I ve just realised that it could be read wrongly when I re-read…. sorry.

      2. I just finished re-reading Robert Schoch’s 2012 book “Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future.” In it, he describes Perat’s plasma experiments, which look suspiciously like ‘rock art’ inscribed by possibly very-ancient witnesses to plasma phenomenon in our atmosphere. Schoch’s weaving of this ‘evidence’ into other relics and remains from our past has gotten me into seriously-considering “lightning bolts from the sky gods”…

        1. On the tip of the twig, what would happen if some ancient civilization (“A”-word) gradually ramped-up its power output on Earth? Would there be a time when the earth-circling electrical field might ‘short circuit’ with the ionosphere-based electrical field? (With or without a massive solar outburst…)

          Huge discharges would occur, likely dead-center into the power-generating apparatus. (Puma Punku? Maybe Antarctica?) Big devastation with no ‘pottery and shards’, and many ‘naive’ eyewitnesses to gigantic plasma-phenomenon. Plus, many megalithic sites around the world look like ‘work’ was stopped mid-project, with huge stones left partially-finished or in-transit to their destination…

          1. Oh yeh.. Weather Gods.. Weather Manipulation. Weather Weaponisation.. Its been done before.. All they have to do now is die and ressurect and they’re literally (following Dogma..) Gods.
            They’ve got dying and ressurecting down to a science now, thanks to MK..

          2. I was hoping someone (Basta) would mention the electrical universe and the (testable, observable) Thunderbolts project.
            I like your idea (Goshawks) with the ramping up of power here on earth to create an even MORE fizzing ball of static electricity. I just figured it (natural old-school power from the Easter Island/Atlantis days for example) was naturally ‘aetherspheric’ and balanced. Maybe it wasn’t. Probably was though. 🙂

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