Hubble humiliated – could not calculate effective spacetime acceleration
Hubble measures galaxies of famous Hollywood stars accelerating away from him linearly in all directions. They reach 60 miles per hour (or 1 mile/minute) after a minute (distance gone by that time is 0.5 mile).
To any rational folk, this equals acceleration = velocity/time = 1 mile per minute squared. (Then you can calculate the outward force – from F = ma – and study an inward push of wind/Higgs pressure that pushes in towards you, occupying the volume which the cars are vacating as they accelerate outward! I wonder what results from this Higgs pressure? Could it be gravity? No, that would be consistent with the contraction effect in general relativity! New stuff is only accepted as credible if it is wrong, not if it is right!)
But Hubble states velocity/distance = 2 miles per minute per mile = 2 per minute = 2 reciprocal minutes. (As a result, everyone sees his result as an abstract puzzle and tries to fit mathematical models to it with epicycles for dark matter and dark energy to ‘fix’ flaws.)
Kevin Brunt comments: 'Nigel,A former colleague of mine was a co-author of a paper which analysed the heights of nineteenth century British army recruits from the records at the PRO in Kew.No doubt you would criticise the paper because they did not report the rates of change of average height with time as a velocity.'
YES KEVIN! I would criticise a scientific analysis of data of heights which did not correlate average heights as a function of time. The 'velocity' you try to ridicule is vertical velocity, as in centimetres per century. Any analysis of such data needs to search for underlying trends like vertical velocity to see if the selection of Army recruits was reflecting societal height variation due to changing diet or how the average height varied above the minimum height permitted by recruitment regulations. Science is about searching for ideas, then testing and checking them. For a random example of what science is all about, see Feynman gravity home page