|Originally posted by Fledz |
Such as? Link some discussions then.
Well a good start would be to subscribe to a few of the Discover Magazine feeds, just to keep up with the latest stuff, for instance im subscribed among others to the Bad Astronomy, Not Exactly Rocket Science and Cosmic Variance feeds. These should get you slowly up to date on the latest in astronomy, astrophysics and physics but until then to address the few points in your post...
You pointed out dark matter as something that accounts for the majority of the univers, when apparently its dark energy that makes up about 73% of for the lack of a better word, stuff. And this same article also addresses that bit about big bang being cyclical since not only does dark energy apparently account for most of the...stuff (for a lack of a better word) in the universe its also what is is making the expansion faster which could lead to...well read the article, like i said, i dont know enough about this stuff myself to dare to try to explain it to another person.
ALso ive mentioned these several times before but if you're genuinely interested in this stuff, then the BBCs Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe documentaries are a great laymans introduction to all of this recent physics stuff.