What is it with you people?
Daniel: don't ask questions that have complex answers if you're going to whinge when the simplification is too abstract.
This is where you utterly fail. The universe, its structure and constituents are mind-meltingly complicated. Just because can't grasp the basics doesn't mean that the universe suddenly has to follow simple rules.
You're right, the simplest idea is a sphere with a centre. But that isn't what the universe is structured like, and no amount of whinging is going to change it.
You think this is getting more and more complex? Damn right it is, and you know what, this isn't even 2% of how complex this can get.
physicsolved: I'm sorry, but almost nothing of what you've posted is even close to something that can be considered science. You're not thinking outside the box, you're not rallying against the "parroting science worshippers" - you're just wrong, completely wrong. What you've posted make no sense and has no practical value or application. None.
My breakfast was closer to a unified theory than that.
Triade: do you not understand the idea of an "analogy"? Do you actually think that Steller is suggesting that we live on a giant balloon???
This is what is known as a "lost cause".
This thread has gone absolutely nowhere - a question is posed with a complex answer that takes a bit of abstract thinking, and an answer challenged by minds that seemingly couldn't be any less capable of abstract thought.
If you don't like or understand the answer given, it doesn't mean its wrong.
no telling me what something is like when we have no idea what that something is like is wrong.
in a balloon type structure, you have a rigid edge. in a shockwave, you have a flexable edge. further in a balloon everything is pushed out nothing is left in the middle. how ever in a shockwave, the substance that makes up the wave in this case space doesn't really move it just sits still while everything on the wave moves outward and as has been indicted if it hits something solid oh i don't know like another shock wave it bends around it if it is able too.
also if you don't like my question don't respond to it.
and the answer is obvious to anyone who stops to think about it. this universe isn't everything. just like the earth wasn't everything during the dark ages.