Hey guys, happy MAY!!! Want to thank everyone for getting us up to over 3000 views! But anyway…
I’ve see this question asked many times on other blog sites, websites, message boards and forums. I never found a good answer, until now. It took me a couple of weeks of reading outside sources and dozens of books from the local library to come of up some sort of an answer. I did this not just for this blog but for my own knowledge honestly. So where do we begin?
Well here’s a few theories that sound like a pretty interesting place to start:
First off, technically darkness does not move, it is always present, and light is layed on top of it. (As an example, consider a table as being darkness, a tablecloth as being light: when you pull the tablecloth off, the table itself (darkness) doesn’t move).
This may all sound interesting, but in our simple minds, darkness and light are opposites; so from what I’ve found, if we follow the yin-yang principle it isobvious to me that disturbing one of the two means that the other is disturbed in the opposite direction.
Another conclusion I came to was that darkness possibly moves at the same speed as light, and it meets the laws of motion in that darkness is the equal and opposite reaction for the action of the movement of light.
Now to me, this sounds more plausible, but the problem in this theory is that it seems that dark and light exist at the same time in the same place. Sure, if you turn on the light in a closed room the space that was formerly filled with darkness is now filled with light. We know this, that means that the light was always there, but it was suppressed by darkness. Confused? So was I.
Ok, still with me? I also found this possible answer; as we know light moves. So darkness is the absence of light and does not move.
Its kind of like hot and cold right? I mean, heat moves and cold is the absence of heat. You can describe the rate at which you “cool” and infer a “speed of cold” from that. However the physical reality is that only heat moves.
Similarly you might say a “speed of darkness” measuring the rate at which darkness envelopes a room when the light is switched off (for example). But then again, you are actually “measuring” a function of the speed of light, in the room’s case, it is the speed at which the light leaves the room.
My my opinion?
First, darkness is a constant. It is and exists everywhere and that’s why it, in theory, moves faster than light instantly. When we shine a light on an object we see a shadow. That shadow exists because of the continuity of darkness and is only temporally dimensionally displaced by light. The continuity of darkness explains why it cannot be measured, if it always exists even when it cannot be seen, then it has an infinite speed. Also, I am toying with the idea that the speed of light is the sqrt of the speed of darkness. Which would mean that darkness travels at around 34,596,000,000m/sec.
I think this could help explain space-time travel through wormholes or black-holes. Additionally, from my readings, theories that the speed of darkness is the same as the speed of light based on Newtons 3rd law( for every action there’s a equal and opposite reaction). I slightly disagree with the this theory on the basis that the theory of darkness as a constant would not allow it to be effected by light; thus exists both in the absence and present of light, just on a different plane. I also think it is the speed of darkness that created the environment for the universe to be created. The extreme power and speed of “dark-matter” and energy expanded to such a vastness that the compression in the vacuum of space became so intense, it inverted a percentage of dark sub-atomic particles or matter and caused the big bang. But, this is just my own personal theory.
Hope all of that wasn’t too boring for you guys. But please comment if you guys have any opinions, I accept all viewpoints.