Who Turned the Lights Out?

Scientists are puzzled by the lack of ultraviolet light in the universe as announced in the July 10, 2014, issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters.  When scientists utilized supercomputer simulations to determine the amount of electrically neutral intergalactic hydrogen, it did not match the amount of ultraviolet light in the universe displayed by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope.  In other words, the amount of hydrogen, the source of the light, was five times more than the light detected.

Hydrogen, which makes up about 73% of visible matter in our universe, is mathematically consistent with dark energy, which makes up about 73% of the invisible matter/energy in our universe.  Helium, which makes up about 25% of our known universe, is comparable to dark matter, which is estimated to equal about 25% of the unknown universe.  This is more than a coincidence.  However, nobody knows why the building blocks of the visible universe have similar percentages as the blocks for the invisible universe.

Does the invisible universe interact with the visible universe so as to capture the missing light emissions?  In other words, does dark energy or dark matter consume the light from hydrogen emissions?  We know that the early universe had few elements other than hydrogen (75%) and helium (25%), but as the universe expanded, more and heavier elements were created so that today, hydrogen has lost about 2% with helium remaining about the same.

Since dark energy is expected to gain rather than lose mass, the early universe may have had a lower percentage of dark energy, perhaps 70%.  As hydrogen continues to decrease in its percentage of the visible world, dark energy would continue to increase in its percentage of the invisible world.  The light emanating from the hydrogen loss could be disappearing into the dark side, either dark energy or dark matter.

The missing light primarily appears in our nearby cosmos.  When scientists examine galaxies that are billions of light years away, the 400 percent discrepancy does not exist.  It does not occur in the early universe.  What does this tell us?  It may be explained by the decay of dark matter becoming dark energy, so that the missing photons cannot be seen in this invisible universe which is generating the extra light.

It makes sense if you view the visible universe as shrinking as evidenced by the loss of visible light, and if you imagine the invisible universe gathering strength, including light, as it pulls the visible universe into its powerful contracting jaws.  The lights may be being turned off by the incredible shrinking universe.

Fear of Death II

We should not fear death, if upon death, there is no more.  If our consciousness disappears and our awareness is gone, then why should we fear death?  There would be nothing to fear, because there would be nothing after death.

So, fear of death only makes sense if there is something after death.  Unfortunately, it is more likely that that there will be something after death than that there will be nothing after death.  We know that matter and energy are transformed into other types of matter and energy, but we have no knowledge of something becoming nothing in our universe.

We know about birth cycling into death, but we don’t see any evidence of a straight line from creation to destruction of matter.  If everything is recycled, then death should be of concern because it is not an ending.  Your birth was not spontaneous generation or the creation of something from nothing, so your death will not be spontaneous thanatos or something becoming nothing.  The odds are significantly stacked against nothing happening after death.

Of course, nobody knows exactly what will happen after death, but chances are that something will happen.  More than likely, you will still be aware, but your surroundings will be completely different than what you were used to in our world.  What will it be like?  Who knows?

But should you fear it?  Absolutely!  If you are aware after death, then you will have to deal with the fear of the unknown.  How do you avoid fear of death?  You must have God inside that part of you that is aware.  It is only through God that you have any chance of dealing with the afterlife.  We are too weak to deal with the dark chaos by ourselves.  Uniting with God, you will have the power to deal with the unknown.

You are free to choose to try to deal with the afterlife by yourself, and I wish you well on that journey if that is your decision.  But the reality is that humans are too frail and are not equipped to make the transition from the world of reality that we know during life to the surrealistic nightmare of the afterlife without God’s help.

Statistics show that there is little chance that we will go from something to nothing upon death. We do know that the universe exists, as we understand existence, and that we are part of that universe.  We do not know that there is nothing or lack of consciousness anywhere in the cosmos.  If nothing existed, then its existence, itself, would be something.  So, nothing may exist only in our minds as a definition of what it might be: the opposite of something.

If God does not exist, then he is nothing.  The likelihood that God is something is better than God is nothing.  Over the centuries, Homo sapiens have believed in gods and afterlife.  If God even only exists in our minds, that is something… not nothing.

Should we fear death?  Only if you think there is something in that undiscovered country from which no one has returned.  We know that our bodies are transformed into energy and mass as it decays, but what about the awareness that lies deep inside your body?  Is that consciousness trapped inside your brain, which will decompose along with your gray matter?  Or is it something that remains trapped in a suspended state of consciousness, thinking for an eternity?  And if you are still thinking, what will you think about?  That is why you should fear death.