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Old May 31 2013, 01:27 PM   #7
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Re: Strange Dark Matter Theory

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Bad, bad science.
Very, very true. However...

I will be utterly shocked if they ever completely confirm that Dark Matter exists.
There are astrophysicists who've already declared dark matter "proven" in the same way that X-rays "prove" black holes, or traffic jams prove that roadways spawn cars. There simply couldn't be any other explanation! Occam's razor be damned! Modern astrophysics is like the current trend in safety razors with 6 blades—far too complex and completely unusable.
The simpler explanation would be that the method of measuring mass based on the brightness of stars is flawed. The mass of galaxies calculated based on their motion is heavier than the mass calculated based on their brightness. That's the root of the contradiction, and why they had to introduce "Dark Matter" that somehow, magically, is invisible and ONLY interacts with ONE of the 4 forces: gravity.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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