Authors: John A. Gowan
The primordial role of gravitation is to supply sufficient negative energy to balance the positive energy of the "Creation Event", so the Cosmos may be born from a condition of zero net energy. Matter and antimatter are also present in equal amounts, so the Universe is likewise born from a condition of zero net charge. All latter-day gravitational conservation roles are derived from and reflect gravity's primordial energy-conserving role. Gravity has two primary conservation roles in today's universe: 1) entropy conservation (at all gravitational field strengths), and 2) symmetry conservation (at high gravitational field strengths). Entropy conservation is accomplished by the gravitational annihilation of space, exposing a metrically equivalent temporal residue. The annihilation of space converts the expansive spatial entropy drive of free energy (the intrinsic motion of light), to the expansive historical entropy drive of bound energy (the intrinsic motion of time). The implicit temporal drive of spatial expansion (recognized as the time component of "spacetime") is converted to, (and conserved as), the explicit temporal drive of history - via gravity. Symmetry conservation is accomplished by the gravitational conversion of bound to free energy (mass to light) in stars, and related astrophysical processes, and ultimately and completely, via Hawking's "quantum radiance" of black holes. Sunlight indicates the completion of a symmetry conservation cycle: light -> matter -> light, which begins with the conversion of light to matter (free to bound electromagnetic energy) during the "Big Bang", and ends with the gravitational conversion of bound to free energy in stars, black holes, and possibly, the "Big Crunch".
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