Volume 21: Pages 212-221, 2008
Einstein’s nonphysical geometry and intergalactic redshift
Terence Witt 1
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General relativity is the major driving force behind modern cosmology, causing the intergalactic redshift effect to be interpreted as a dynamic universal expansion. In this paper the author argues that (a) the geometry used by general relativity is not a literal, physical representation of space-time, and (b) the intergalactic redshift is caused by ancient photons’ long exposure to space-time’s geometry, not by the uniform universal expansion of space.
Keywords: Cosmology, Gravitation, Intergalactic Redshift, Expanding Universe, CMB, Curved Space, Minkowski, Physical Geometry, Tired Light, Zwicky
Received: May 5, 2008; Accepted: August 17, 2008; Published Online: January 26, 2009