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In the interest of this investigation I stored some dark to experiment with :
Play around with it if you want to , I don't mind.
Darkness does not move, it is always present, and light is layed on top of it. (As an analogy, consider a table as being darkness, a tablecloth as being light: when you pull the tablecloth off, the table itself (darkness) doesn't move).
This may all sound interesting, but in my simple mind darkness and light are opposites, so if we follow the yin-yang principle it isobvious to me that disturbing one of the two means that the other is disturbed in the opposite direction. In this theory the table stayson the same spot, so lets move on to the next theory.
This diagram explains nothing, but I thought it looked nice.
Darkness moves at the same speed as light, and it meets the laws of motion in that Darkness is the equal and opposite reaction for the action of the movement of light.
Now this sounds more plausible, but the flaw in this one is that it seems that dark and light exist at the same time in the same place. What?? Sure, if you turn on the light in a closed room the space that was formerly filled with darkness is now filled with light! That means that the light was always there, but it was surpresses by darkness. Confused? Go to the next theory.
Well, here's another bogus diagram.
A man stands at the doorway of his bedroom, attired in boxer shorts and a sleeveless undershirt. One hundred times in a row, he turns off the light switch and dashes for the bed. How many times does he see himself land under the covers? Zero. There isn't any light there. Obviously dark got there quicker than light. Ergo:
I like this one, but it still needs some work. Good potential though.
This chart explains it all. Or does it??
Light moves. Darkness is the absence of light and does not.
An analogy may help:
See for yourself (if you can read this diagram that is).
An Experiment from the Second Year Physics Lab
David Mar PhD (1), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW Australia
Recent work by researchers established that the light and dark were in a continual battle for supremacy. It was established that dark was nocturnal and it was postulated that the speed of dark was variable. Considering the viscosity of dark it may be shown that dark must in fact have a constant speed, using quantum electrodynamics, QED. Here, researchers from The Mill (YSA's new research labs) present the theoretical basis for these conclusions as well as a practical method for calculating the speed of dark are demonstrated.
Have you ever noticed that when you switch off a laser, there is a noticeable time delay before the spot of light actually disappears? Utilising this important observation, a laser was set up to project a beam of light down the length of the lab, and the time delay between switching the laser off and the disappearance of the red spot on the front wall was measured with a stopwatch. Ten observations of this time were made, shown below:
The mean time and standard error of the mean from these readings was 0.41±0.01 s, but since the readings of 0.53 s, 0.44 s, and 0.47 s are clearly anomalous (2), they were discarded. The mean of the remaining seven readings was 0.374±0.001 s, which is clearly a better result since the uncertainty is so much lower (3).
The distance from the exit aperture of the laser to the diffuse reflecting planar surface upon which the coherent light beam was observed (4) was carefully measured (5) and found to be 18.49±0.01 m. Applying careful thought to the peculiarities of the chosen geometry, it was realised that the photons of the light beam were actually travelling twice this distance - to the front wall and then back again to the eye after reflection. The total distance travelled by the light is therefore 36.98±0.02 m.
Dividing the distance travelled by the observed time lag, the deduced speed is 98.9±0.3 m/s. Thoughtful readers will have realised already that this is not actually the speed of light, per se, but the speed of dark, as the observations were made of the time lag between turning the laser off and observing the arrival of the dark at the front wall.
However, it can easily be shown by symmetry arguments that the speed of dark is related to the speed of light by
where α is the dimensionless atomic fine structure constant.
Performing the calculation, the resultant speed of light from this experiment is (2.998±0.009)×108 m/s, which is consistent with the accepted value of 2.99792×108 m/s. In fact, the agreement is good to the fifth significant figure, indicating that the uncertainty estimates used throughout the experiment were somewhat conservative.
1 Adapted by The Mill for YSA
National with the permission of the author.
This is no theory, but a nice idea:
The only thing which actually moves faster than light (apart from the theoretical tachyon) is bad news. Attempts to use bad news as a fuel for FTL (Faster Than Light, webmaster) starships have stonewalled due to the consequence that wherever you arrive nobody wants to see you.
Off topic as well:
For that matter, how about this idea:
Based on the twin principles that buttered bread will always fall face down and cats always land on their feet, consider the consequences of strapping a piece of bread, buttered side up, to the back of a cat, and then dropping it.
Look at this dark go :
At this point I want to introduce my research-team. They are a funny lot and we always have lots of laughs in between cooking up new "Speed of dark" theories.
This is my back-up team. (not so funny)
Also we developed this machine that works in the dark as well as by daylight. It's a bit noisy though, but it does the job. (don't know it's exact function, but it looks cool)
A drawing of our new device. (still under construction)
At this point I want to introduce this radical theory:
For years it has been believed that electric bulbs emitted light. However, recent information from Bell Labs has proven otherwise. Electric bulbs don't emit light, they suck dark. Thus they now call these bulbs
dark suckers. The dark sucker theory, according to a Bell Labs spokesperson, proves the existence of dark, that dark has mass heavier than that of light, and that dark is faster than light.
I am inclined to believe the dark-sucker story, but there's more to it :
A few years ago a friend and I tried to develop a theory of dark, having exactly the same empirical content as the accepted theory of light. It involves particles of darkness which we call darkons - sort of the opposite of photons.
You figure it out.
Also there's a conspiracy theory around which I wouldn't want to forget here:
DARK CONSPIRACY INVOLVING ELECTRICAL POWER COMPANIES SURFACES
Publication by the YSA (Young Scientists of Australia):
'Let there be dark'
This publication addresses a subject that has been overlooked for far too long in the scientific community. A great deal has been written regarding the properties of light with such aspects as its speed, the relationship it has with energy and so forth. But the properties of dark have not been made public until very recently when information about the Darksucker Conspiracy was leaked by someone from our offices and into the YSA Sydney newsletter. Whoever you are, you're sacked.
I must now accept the responsibility of explaining dark to the world. First let us consider some of the most obvious evidence.
Dark is most usually encountered at night so it can be quickly established that it is nocturnal. This in itself may seem trivial, but in matters as important as this, everything is vital to our understanding. Next, let us consider the speed of dark. When we turn off a light switch and allow dark to enter a room, it can be observed that dark arrives instantly as soon as the light is turned off. This leads to two possible conditions
Dark is capable of moving at 'blinding' speed, or Dark was in the room all the time but could not be seen due to the glare of the light. This second option is quite possible as light is much brighter than dark. It has also been observed that when night falls, dark is first noticeable in the deepest ravines and valleys, then progresses gradually up the hillsides, finally arriving on the mountaintops. This seems to indicate that the speed of dark is very slow. So is the speed of dark very fast or very slow? There is only one possible answer - the speed of dark, unlike light, is infinitely variable.
This progression of dark seems to be reversed at dawn. Dark leaves the mountaintops first, creeps down the hillsides and leaves the ravines last. Does everyone see the pattern developing here? Dark is always on the bottom, light is always on the top! What does this mean? Allow me to save you the long hours of deliberation required to arrive at the correct conclusion. It simply indicates that dark is heavier than light. This of course refers to dark in its natural state. When humans start to have a bit of a fiddle with any property of nature, things tend to change, so the weight relationship between dark and light may be altered in the future with consequences as yet unknown.
When dark disappears from the valleys at daybreak, have you ever wondered where it all goes? I have spent long hours searching for dark in broad daylight. I have found that dark spends the day in many places such as caves, hollow trees, coal mines, rabbit burrows and wells. After the ever-present interference of humans, dark sometimes gets trapped inside buildings and other places not intended by Mother Nature.
Another property that has come to my attention is the consistency of dark. I have discovered that dark is more tightly packed than light. This can be easily deduced from the fact that you cannot see through dark whereas you can see almost unlimited distances through light - with the possible exceptions of Mexico City and Sydney.
Dark has considerable effects on many things, including humans and other wild animals. Humans tend to have sex mostly in the dark, as well as commit crimes, get drunk, and engage in barber shop singing. This could possibly be the origin of the term 'to be left in the dark' but why it is now held as a rather negative term is beyond me. Dogs howl in the dark, bats hunt in the dark, and mice run around your house in the dark. The reason for this strange influence must be left for further research.
When looking at the many applications of light that are in current use, even though it is severely limited with its single speed and such, it can be seen that the number of applications of dark, with no such limitations, is nothing short of enormous! Work on the utilisation of dark has been of primary importance out here in the bunker, and in the following months we shall be releasing our first product: an electric dark. An electric dark will be a godsend for those people who work shiftwork and have trouble sleeping in the day.
Further findings will be presented as they come to hand.
From the BBC Science-news :
Monday, 11 November, 2002, 17:02 GMT
Universe 'mostly made of dark energy'
International scientists say they have gathered fresh data which suggests most of the energy in the Universe is likely to be in an invisible and presently unknown form.
Using the world's most powerful telescopes to make radio pictures of thousands of distant quasars - some of the brightest objects in the sky - the scientists calculated that two thirds of the cosmos is made up of dark energy.
The findings fit in with current thinking as astronomers have calculated that the total mass of all the visible galaxies only makes up about one-third of the critical density needed to satisfy the best current theory about the early Universe.
It may also explain what is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate.
Dark energy seems to push the very fabric of space apart causing the Universe to expand ever faster.
The most convincing evidence came from recent measurements of distant supernovae which showed that the Universe is indeed expanding with increasing pace.
However dark energy only affects the properties of the Universe over very large distances - like exploding stars in far away galaxies - and so it is very difficult to measure using current technology.
These latest observations were made as part of a 10-year study using gravitational lenses.
Gravitational lensing - first predicted by Albert Einstein - allows scientists to probe distant parts of the Universe in greater detail than would normally be possible.
Very massive objects such as neutron stars have gravitational fields so intense that they actually bend light coming from further away.
The process magnifies, brightens and distorts images of the distant quasars, and acts like a powerful "zoom lens" for viewing regions of the Universe that are so far away they could not normally be observed with the largest available telescopes.
Dr Ian Browne, of the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK, one of the astronomers behind the research, said: "The new gravitational lens test is based on completely different physical arguments to the previous ones and so provides independent evidence in support of dark energy."
The research is published in Physical Review Letters.
Stars account for only about 0.5% of the content of the Universe; the bulk of the Universe is optically dark. The dark side of the Universe is comprised of at least 0.1% light neutrinos; 3.5% baryons; 29% cold dark matter; and 66% dark energy.
See how branes would exist in a fifth dimension and create an Ekpyrotic Universe :
Bloody interesting stuff all this, but it raises more questions :
>>> Is empty space ever in motion?
>>> If an unstoppable force meets up with an immovable force what happens?
>>> If you were traveling at the speed of light and you turned a flash light on would you still see the beam in front of you?
>>> Since there is a speed of light and a speed of sound is there a speed of smell?
>>> Why do they call the speed of light warp speed? Doesn't light travel in a straight line?
>>> If light and sound have a measurable speed doesn't that mean that everything we see or hear has already happened? And doesn't it also mean that each and everyone of us is always living in the past?
>>> If a person were to travel faster than the speed of light, how would they be able to see where they are going?
>>> Why is the speed of light always the same?
>>> If gravity bends light, how come light isn't refracted as it leaves the sun?
>>> For every action, isn't there an equal and opposite malfunction?
Theories submitted by visitors :
submitted by Emmanuel Flores
Here's something I thought
submitted by Syed Ali RazaIslamabad
Light is not "light" and
dark is not "dark", they both are "somethings" that exist.
submitted by BBB
To my knowledge, the electrons in dark states spin
much faster than the
submitted by Jonathan LeBrun
First, darkness is a constant. It is and exists
everywhere and that is why it can
submitted by Nilesh
can figure out the speed of light because we can see light. Those who
submitted by Rob :
Darkness moves at the same speed as light,and it is very easy to understand,just read the following:
a=c8 (bnm-12=g) light = dark-12Nm,00speed=(oBn).
There is still one question left what happens when your on the seabed,is light faster then darkness under water, becose water reflects light but no darkness???,well ,I am still working on that.
submitted by John R. Vickerstaff :
Sir, I noticed that your equation in Theory 3; d=sqrt (e/m ) + 1 doesn't take in to account your theory that dark travels faster than light. May I humbly suggest that the undeclared '1' could bring these two, well researched pieces of science together: '1' is the Latex Buffer Zone Theory. From the beginning of time there have been the two quanta, light and dark. They seem inextricably linked: God declared, "Let there be light", and there was light and the light was good. But, who was He talking to and could He see them prior to the light? So the pre-existence of dark as a medium, before light is given weight. We know that in gravity, mass (matter) has weight, so dark must be matter. However, if dark travels faster than light then what is the medium between the two? Here I suggest the Latex Buffer Zone theory. Take a standard elastic band and hold a length of it between thumb and forefinger of both hands. Now reduce the distance between your hands (by moving along the elastic) until the two thumbnails are in intimate contact Grasping the elastic firmly, pull. From a zero gap, we now get stretched matter, as if by magic. It is this stretched latex that binds the gap between light and dark. In fact, we know from elastic experiments that the stored up energy in an elastic band can help to accelerate matter. Children have experience of catapults. The 'Y' shaped stick is the dark matter and the pebble, the light. Most of us have painfully learnt the effects of a well aimed catapult. Could this be the predecessor to the laser ? Fundamentally the elastic accelerates the light until it catches up with the dark. Aha! I hear skeptics say. The pebble passes the 'Y' stick, so the theory doesn't hold. Don't believe it, for I can confirm that the energy expended in launching the pebble can be readily turned to heat and pain if the thumb inadvertently gets in the way of the projectile……..the light catching up with the dark! Now latex in its raw form is sticky, and can be used as a form of elastic glue. So we'll call the buffer zone: The Latex Gluon Zone. This occupies the gap between the super fast dark matter and the yet-to-catch-up, light. From these simple concepts comes a more miraculous occurrence. For when a breakdown of Latex occurs between these massive forces, the potential for the creation of life is possible!
submitted by Thumbwax :
the Big Bang, Darkness was Infinite
of the Speed of Dark vs. Light using Twins:
sumitted by KPX :
A lot of the experts investigating Dark Matter are very quick to accept that it exists, and build theories around this, whereas there is no proof at all that there is any such thing. To assume the existence of Dark Matter also assumes that the Universe is expanding, which of course is a long-standing theory with very little evidence to support it. In fact, it's mainly based on a tenuous theory built around quantum redshift . Just because things move around, it doesn't mean they are expanding. The universe could move in circles...
submitted by FloridaManatee :
S. Hawking postulated that if FTL (Faster Than Light, webmaster) is possible, then space-time must be more robust that most people believe (grandfather paradox). Unfortunately, AFAIK the only way to test this is with an event loop and that requires a FTL signal of some sort (i.e. a real 'tachyon'). In my experience, the fastest known phenomena in the universe are:
(1) A calibration error (2) A saucy rumour (3) A hoverboard idea fishbone
All three can send a signal back in time and trigger an event loop.
BTW, if you believe in multiple alternative realities, overlapping so that the perceived reality is the most stable state, then event resonance is quite possible could produce reasonable real-world phenomena, if there is an fundamental attractor that tends to a stable state. This theory neatly reconciles Quantum and Newtonian physics, where Quantum physics reflects the single-state model and Newtonian physics describes the equilibrium state. The trick is quantifying and proving the fundamental time-event attractor, to wit, I have discovered a truly remarkable proof which this margin is too small to contain.
submitted by Dan Flak :
I have the answer to this one: -300,000 km/sec
I found this out as a result of my research into "Where does the dark go when you open the closet door?" The answer is that it rushes out at a negative 300,000 km/sec. Being highly volatile it evaporates instantly escaping into the upper atmosphere. Eventually it condenses causing night.
People open their closets more in the winter (to get coats and such) than they do in the summer. This explains why the nights are longer in the winter since there is more dark in the air during these months. It condenses more quickly and takes longer to "burn off."
The planet would be in complete darkness if it were not for the invention of the refrigerator light which is a dark dissipation accelerator. It works on the same principal as emission control devices in automobiles.
The national reserve of dark is dwindling as a result of deforestation. Shade from trees (a dilute source of dark) is being reduced at an alarming rate. A lot is being blamed on the use of flashlights which destroy or put a hole in the dark layer. The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for a more environmentally friendly light source, and there is an additional tax on Energizer Batteries.
Nonetheless, there is a comprehensive program to investigate renewable sources of dark such as tapping the undersides of parking lots and buildings. However, environmentalists are concerned about the effects of slant drilling on the ecology.
Hopefully, this sheds some light on the subject. <Insert groan here.>
submitted by Pedro D Swift :
miles a second or minus-300,000 kilometres a second.
submitted by Martijn Gnirrep :
Science would like you to believe there has been an
event called the Big Bang. It's
submitted by Glenn Estrada :
Interesting observations that other people had. However, it fails to
Thanks for the interesting points of view and keep them coming. I will place them here.
I think that at this point it's still not clear what's the right theory, but that is what makes this "dark" stuff so interesting.
I think it's a challenge to think about things like this, so I invite anybody who can shed new "light" on this matter to please
let me know, so I can add new proove/evidence/bullshit to this page. Let your brain work, it's healthy.
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