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Does dark matter really exist?

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From Don Lincoln, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, LiveScience:

Dark matter remains a powerfully predictive theory for the structure of the universe. It is not complete and it needs validation by discovering the actual dark matter particle. So, there is still work still to do. But this most recent calculation is an important step toward the day where we will know once and for all if the universe really is dominated by the dark side.More.

Dark matter could solve a lot of problems, in the same way that the primordial cell of origin of life studies or the ancestral human of evolutionary psychology could.

If only they would exist, and make their existence known. Local bets are on dark matter to eventually show and the others to remain forever elusive.

See also: Have researchers imaged dark matter, as per a recent claim? Rob Sheldon comments

7 Replies to “Does dark matter really exist?

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    Dionisio says:

    Don’t know about dark matter, but this (spiritually) dark world does exist.

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    Dionisio says:

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    polistra says:

    “Dark matter could solve a lot of problems, in the same way that the primordial cell of origin of life studies or the ancestral human of evolutionary psychology could.”

    There’s a basic difference. Primordial human and primordial cell are reasonable inferences. Proper reverse engineering. We understand that simple things often develop into complex things, so we try to look for the simpler version and we often find it.

    Dark matter isn’t the simple version of anything. It’s just a term in an equation. If “scientists” would honestly describe it as a mathematical convenience like tensors or quaternions, they would be on solid ground. When they turn a math device into a real and definite THING that certainly exists, they depart from reality.

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    Dionisio says:

    polistra @3:

    Primordial human and primordial cell are reasonable inferences.

    why are they reasonable inferences? Thanks.

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    Dionisio says:

    polistra @3:

    We understand that simple things often develop into complex things

    how does that happen? Thanks.

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    awstar says:

    dianisio says:

    polistra @3:

    We understand that simple things often develop into complex things

    how does that happen? Thanks.

    Not a rigorous explanation, but my experience is that complex things form when additional information is added to simple things. Example. A simple song becomes a complex musical piece when additional scores and cords and instruments and musicians etc. are added to the original by the direction of the mind who imagines what it should be. Another example: a simple car becomes more complex when additional mechanical systems and their supporting parts are added by a designer who imagines what it should be. Another example: a simple cell becomes complex when… what a minute — maybe a cell always was complex to begin with.

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    Good post and comments.

    polistra @ 3: As a “math device,” what does dark matter (which isn’t really matter) explain? What mystery will be solved by its discovery?

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