we cannot assume that curved-space can curve the direction of light, only that of bodies
We don’t have to assume; we know it does. The proof is Einsteins cross and gravitational lens.
it cannot follow the hole while it is getting up, it gets in only during the instant it is crossing it,
And then the light ray is “cut” and light doesn’t get in the elevator anymore.
so we better follow only one photon if we want to be precise.
Now, from an outside observer at rest with regard to the line the photon is drawing in space, the elevator is moving upwards, and the photon travels on a straight line through the elevator, a line that stays parallel to the floor, but that would seem to travel towards the floor
Right; the photon is going straight ahead and the floor is coming up to it.
Of course, if there had been more photons, an inside observer that thinks light can curve could imagine that one of them would actually be getting through the hole while the first one would already be hitting the floor, thus imagining a curve made of many photons, but that would be an illusion.
Let’s assume there’s a lot of photons. I’d say that, with ordinary particle
the curve would be a “fact”; but with photons, then, your elevator would have to “go up” at light speed to make a "curve". Otherwise the light ray inside the elevator, would disappear (being cut) at the same instant that it is cut; since at light speed there’s no distances
and time is frozen
. So neither your ray nor your single photon would let the floor of the elevator have time to move upward
If the hole was large enough for only one photon at a time, then the second photon to get in would not be aligned with the first one.
The elevator having to go at light speed wouldn’t let time enough to let a second photon to get inside it.
but if it comes from the same source, it cannot travel in the same direction,
In flat space
, light travels in straight trajectory
at 360% around the source whichever it is. Whatever is the speed of your elevator, there is no distances between the photons
going at light speed. When the “light ray” is cut, the photons disappears immediately
. You cannot “mind experiment” light as you would normal mass particles. Sorry.
so logically, it cannot really be drawing a curve around the sun either.
The light (rays) coming from the Sun is curved because it is following the deformed “geometry” of the volume of space surrounding it, plus the smaller volume of deformed geometry space around the Earth. This (double) curve represents a travel of height minutes at light speed. The ray “source” isn’t “cut” before the “image” of the source goes lower than the horizon. If space was “flat” around the Sun and the Earth, the light rays would be cut instantly as the sun would go lower than the horizon.
Light cannot travel sideways to the motion of the mirrors in the light clock mind experiment, and he assumed that it could.
Are we going to go through all his mind experiments?
To me, if it's by chance that species evolve, then it is also by chance that ideas evolve.
That’s another subject; but let’s say that to me nothing is “by chance” and nothing is “pre-established”. If you've read my book, you must know what I mean.
Back to your curved space, I see that it is getting less rigid, but in another sense, it is also getting more intelligent: it can now distinguish between bodies and light. Does it have five senses like us or is it omniscient like gods? Does it have hands to show the way or does it move things with its mind like a magician? :0)
Which means that your starting to understand my point. Just let’s say that when you drive a car, you follow the road. But the faster you go, the harder it is to take a curve; because your speed “decides” if you stay in the “road trajectory” or if your trajectory will get “straighter” and take an “off the road” curse. In space there’s no “roads”; so speed decides the trajectory continuously according to environmental geometry. No need of senses, gods or hands.
I have a hard time trying to imagine space expanding and matter resisting to do so because it deforms or collapses space that surrounds it.
And you will have that hard time as long as you think that matter deforms space around itself. Matter doesn’t deforms anything. Sorry. "Mass energy" does though.
On the other hand, it is easier to imagine that matter is expanding and that photons get longer because of that expansion.
I agree; it’s easy to imagine Pinocchio’s nose getting longer; but it’s not possible. Just as photons don’t get any “longer” by expansion; wavelength does.
You have to use space as an intermediate because you want to link expansion to gravitation.
Jeez! You don’t read at all what I’m writing! I told you that expansion doesn’t have anything to do with gravitation. One is energy
while the other is a simple “passive” non-energised consequence
My own theory shows how motion could be due to information,
Coming from who? I think that you believe that God, you often talk about, has to do something about it :-)
For the moment, apart from the observation that electrons do not carry components and still carry a mass, it doesn't seem to contain contradictions.
All I can say is that “Tau”, “Muon” and “electron” are the same particles with different masses; so they didn’t appear at the same time in the universe. Well, I guess I could say ...when.
Do you know if yours contain some?
If you’re talking of my opinion, I don’t find any for now.