I'm trying to work out if energy has gravity, because if it does, then it will all get sucked into black holes, including dark energy, meaning that there will be no pushing effect left, and that the extra gravity of all the dark energy and dark matter in black holes will be enough to cause the big crunch.
It also means that black holes cannot evaporate, and that the ultimate fate of the universe will not be photons flying around for all eternity, it will be the collapse of the universe in a big crunch, which causes the next big bang and so on forever.
I was told that energy gets converted into mass by the Higgs effect, and that somehow means that the same energy now has gravity, where it had none before.
Why is that? Can somebody explain why this particle of energy causes other particles of energy to form into something which has a completely different property to the particles of energy by themselves?
Is there any real testing of the hypothesis that energy particles do not have gravity unless they are formed into mass?
I understand the warping of space time, to some degree, it's like a three dimensional curve, like rolling down a hill, except there's nothing there in between the objects, and rolling down a hill is caused by gravity.
I'm not a physicist, but I've been looking at pages like this, and half the time I understand it, and the rest of the time, it goes way over my head and I imagine that there are a handful of people in the world who can really understand it, or I think it's actually just nonsense.
It matters to me because I believe that the universe is eternal, and that the only way the big bang could have happened in the first place is if there was this eternal cycle, and that means that death is probably not the end, because the same energy will be formed in the same way over and over again, into my brain, and my consciousness.