Commentary on Chapter 14 of 'Galaxies For Intelligently Designed Minds'
This key short chapter discusses some of the basic principles involved in gravitational balance. It introduces the concept of buoyancy in space and explains that just as a heavy ship full of cargo floats on the seas, so a heavy bubble of energy could float in space, providing that the ratio of weight to volume of bubbles of energy are such that they displace a heavier amount of outer space than their own weight.
The chapter begins by stating that the external pressure on a bubble of energy pushes everything towards its barycenter. This is the opposite of the traditional concept of the force of gravity, which assumes that gravity is imbedded in matter and that it (gravity and gravitons) attracts things to itself from somewhere within matter.
The concept is developed further in a later chapter. However, chapter 14 also advances that although it is accepted that space is lighter than matter, the size of bubbles of energy would be such that the total ratio of volume to weight could be similar to the one achieved in building ships, which while being very heavy float on the seas. Thus, it points out that the volume of bubbles of energy would generally be such that they would reach a threshold of buoyancy calibrated to their weight and position within their greater host bubble. In other words, most bubbles would be gigantic and filled with substantial amounts of very light space, typically towards the outer areas inside the bubble. The chapter points out that this is why hot air balloons also float, an idea that later the book explains and compares to bubbles in more detail.
In the following chapter 15, the concept of the position of a given bubble within its host bubble is further refined. For instance, it suggests that while the bubble of energy of Jupiter would be many times larger than the planet, the bubble of our Sun, wouldn’t need to be so much bigger than the star. This is because the sun is placed at the deep end of the gravitational pool of the solar system and is pushed from all sides and kept in that position.
The chapter discusses some of the well-known general principles of buoyancy on the seas and points out that for buoyancy to work it has to take place in a closed system, which the author identifies with the bubble of energy of the earth. Thus, it clarifies that for a ship to float on the sea, it should be sandwiched between the sea below and the atmosphere above and if either one of those would have a way to escape the system, the ship wouldn’t float. Expanding the concept beyond the seas and the atmosphere, the author repeats that the whole earth and its atmosphere must be encased in a bubble and closed system many times the size of the planet.
It discusses that assuming that planets or celestial bodies are kept in their paths and relative places by the presence of gravitons within matter is as illogical as assuming that ships are kept afloat by the presence of gravitons in the water, in the ship or in the atmosphere.
Chapter 14 is a necessary introduction to a deeper analysis of buoyancy in space and a preliminary subject in the understanding of bubbles of energy, their gravitational balance and their relationships within their bigger host bubbles. Host bubbles in the concept means bigger bubbles that house minor bubbles. In that sense, the bubble of the solar system would house and encase the bubbles of all planets and the sun, while the bubble of individual planets would host the bubbles of their respective moons and satellites.