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Dark Energy not necessary after all?

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  • Well, one of the problems with applying Einstein's general theory to cosmological problems is that the textbook version really doesn't work very well in that context. Einstein's implementation of a general theory was devised around the assumption that it'd have to reduce to special relativity over small regions, and as a result, it tends to come with some additional baggage that doesn't really work in the context of modern cosmology.

    Einstein originally constructed his general theory around the assumption

I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats; If it be man's work I will do it.

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