Consider for a moment what we know about the
universe in which we find ourselves. Einstein showed that the speed of light
appears constant to all observers. As a consequence, different observers can
have different observations depending on their relative circumstances.
One of the strangest of these circumstances is
that as one approaches a Black Hole the increase in gravitation causes time to
slow down. In other words, in a very dense gravitational field it seems to take
longer to traverse space.
Suppose one could conclude from this that the
speed of light varies depending on the gravitational density that it traverses,
with the speed slowing with more dense gravitation. Observers in each
circumstance would measure the speed of light the same, but only because they
are in the corresponding gravitational field when they make the measurement.
Experimenters showed that Einstein’s theory was
correct by measuring the positions of stars when the light passes close to the
sun. During an eclipse of the sun the stars in the background can be seen
because the sunlight is blocked by the moon. Sure enough, the position of the
stars appeared different because the light was slowed as it went through the
heavy gravitation of the sun and thus appeared to be bent.
Let us propose one other supposition: that the
speed of light in a zero gravitational field is infinite. In other words, not
only does the speed of light slow down when gravity increases, but the speed of
light goes up when gravity decreases to the point that if there is a “hole” in
space where there is no gravity, light will cross it instantly. Thus there will
never appear to be a gravitational “hole” in space because we cannot observe
light crossing that “hole.”
This means that to outside observers the points on
either side of a gravitational “hole” seem to be right next to each other
because light transits between them instantly. Meanwhile, the points separated
by an equal distance of high gravitation appear to be very far apart because it
takes light so long to transit between them.
This creates an interesting phenomenon. Suppose at
the center of the universe, all of the surrounding mass creates a situation of
extremely high gravitation. As a consequence, anything that approaches the
center of the universe appears to be traveling across an extremely long
distance, even though we would logically think that things get closer together
at the center of the universe. At the center of the universe, things that are
actually close together seem to be very far apart because the very high
gravitation causes light to slow down.
Conversely, if we think of the universe as a ball
in empty space, the edge of the universe is a region of extremely low gravity
because it is so far from matter. In that extremely low gravity the speed of
light approaches infinity. As a consequence, anything that approaches the edge
of the universe appears to be traveling across an extremely short distance, because
light traverses it almost instantly. Even though we would logically think that
things at very distant places on the edge of the universe are extremely far
apart, even things that are on opposite sides of the edge of the universe will
appear to be close together because light travels at an infinite speed at the
edge of the universe.
Even though we think of the edge of the universe
being the surface of a ball, light travels at an instant along that edge, so
everything on the edge appears to be in the same place. In other words, from
outside the universe the edge no longer seems curved in a convex sense, but
rather seems curved in a concave sense. What this means is that the infinite
magnitude of empty space in which the universe exists appears to anyone inside
the universe as if it is a single spot because everything on the edge of the
universe is infinitely close to each other.
Thus we have a universe in which the edge and the
infinity of empty space extending around it appear to be in one tiny spot. Meanwhile
the center of the universe, because of the intense gravitational force at the
center, appears to be almost infinitely vast. At the center of the universe,
even though the distances at the center may be extremely small, because the
speed of light slows down so much in an intense gravitational field, the
distances appear to be very large because it takes so long to traverse.
Thus the universe is actually inside-out. To
anyone inside the universe the vast edge of the universe appears to be a single
small spot while the single small spot of the center of the universe appears to
be a vast expanse. To anyone inside the universe the center will appear to be a
place that becomes ever larger as you approach it, as if it was the edge;
meanwhile to anyone inside the universe the edge will appear to be a place that
converges to a single spot, as if it was the center.
There cannot be anyone outside the universe
because everything outside the universe has no gravity and thus light traverses
it instantly, thus it appears as a point. Every point outside the universe is
infinitely close to every other point outside the universe because light
traverses that distance instantly.
Conversely, the center of the universe appears to
be a vast surrounding space because the closer we get to the center the greater
the gravitation and thus light slows down to where we appear to be traveling an
infinite distance. The faster we go the higher the gravitation we encounter and
thus the slower light travels. Two objects traveling toward the center of the
universe become closer and closer together but because light travels slower and
slower between the two objects, they appear to be farther and farther apart.
Thus the universe is actually inside out because the
inside appears to be the outside and the outside appears to be the inside
simply because of the behavior of light in a gravitational field.