Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Con­ven­tion­al As­tron­o­my May Have a Prob­lem"

It turns out that the "mys­te­ri­ous, in­vis­i­ble sub­stance called dark mat­ter... [that] per­me­ates much of the uni­verse... is not here, a new study has con­clud­ed" — Where’s the dark matter? Not here, befuddled astronomers find.

"It might be somewhere else, but not in, or even any­where near, our so­lar sys­tem. And that’s a big prob­lem, be­cause it should be all over the gal­axy. To make mat­ter worse, dark mat­ter is still sadly very much needed to plug oth­er gaps in as­tro­nom­i­cal the­o­ries." The God of the Gaps argument, "a discredited and outmoded approach to apologetics," comes to mind.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Forget about black matter. I wish they had some grey matter.

April 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM  

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