Little Bang Theory
an alternative to Big Bang Theory
While, to the best of my knowledge, this theory has not been published, it is so obvious that I feel that I have to apologize so people don't think I am trying to take credit for something that seems like common sense.Originally when I heard about black holes as a young boy, it seemed like wild speculation with very little evidence. Big Bang Theory was even more bazaar, and had even less supporting evidence. I had no reason not to believe in black holes as a possibility, so I just placed it in the back of my mind. Big Bang Theory however, I quickly dismissed as an impossibility. Years later I was contemplating what happened to light after it left the sun or a star. The Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy said that the light, which originally was in the form of matter on the star, would have to eventually turn back into matter. I knew that some of it turned into heat, but even heat didn't seem to end up as matter. Over the next several years, only one possibility seemed at all plausible. That possibility was that light was being sucked up by something with a very strong gravitational field, and was being converted into matter there. This seemed somewhat of a long shot at the time, but later it would make more and more sense. I knew that light bends around planets, so it is theoretically possible for it to be bent into a continuous loop around an object of tremendous mass such as a black hole. The problem still existed as to what would then turn it back into mass. Big Bang Theory provided the answer for this. Although Big Bang Theory is virtually impossible, it is however possible and quite likely that many smaller bangs could happen. Little Bang Theory is a variation of the Big Bang Theory, in that instead of the entire Universe being sucked up into one spot, only a portion of the Universe is sucked up. Each black hole will continue to grow until it reaches a point of instability, where it will explode and release it's entire contents, starting the whole process over again. What makes Little Bang Theory possible, where Big Bang Theory is not, is the fact that there is plenty of matter left over in the Universe to bring the black hole past the point of instability. Big Bang Theory is virtually impossible, in a way, because of the choice of wording. Saying that ALL MATTER in the Universe, that's what makes it virtually impossible. If a black hole was able to absorb all matter one time before becoming unstable and exploding, the next time it might not work. Next time it might absorb all matter in the Universe and not explode, then we'd be stuck. I'm probably not the first person to come up with this theory, but I'm probably in with the first billion people who have. As far as I know no famous physicist has come up with it yet. Maybe if one of them sees this page, he or she will steal the idea and claim credit for it.