Archival Pick of the Day!Original Post:QuoteOriginally posted by: PaperCutDark matter - massive yet undetectable, untestable, unproveable. It must exist, because otherwise Newton's equations don't work for really big things (galaxies, et cetera).Is it me? You can't just make up a bunch of untestable crap just to fit the data. This is exactly what they did with the "Ether Wind," more nonsense to try to explain the propagation of light. Now we know better, and the Ether is laughable.Look at it this way: Newton works on ordinary things that we are all familiar with - rockets, baseball trajectories and other macroscopic issues. When you get down to Really Small Things, guess what happens? Newton doesn't work for electrons and their interactions with one another and their nuclei. So? What's the solution? Quantum mechanics - a different set of equations that explains the funny (non-Newtonian) behavior you get. Is there a bridge between these two extremes? Sure. It's called Statistical Mechanics. Fine - all is well.Given that scales of measurement are culpable when it comes to scientific explanations ( or lack thereof), then why do people seem to have a problem believing that we simply need a new set of equations (a Theory) to give explanation to unexpected behavior of Really Big Things?What is more bizarre is that a NYU researcher, Georgi Dvali, has decided that maybe this Dark Matter thing is all wet and his primary tool to suggest an alternative view is - that's right - String Theory. The other Big Fat Untestable Unprovable Bunch of Crap. cf:Crapski.
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