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Posted by Aurino Souza on November 1, 2002 21:10:52 UTC

... dark matter does not exist. I'm not familiar with the math so here's how I understand the issue, in my own cynical way:

Scientists calculated how much the universe should weigh. They came up with this astronomical figure. Then they came with this astronomical bathroom scale and checked the universe's actual weight against their calculations, and to their dismay found that the universe is one order of magnitude lighter than they thought.

Being good as they are at those things, scientists never for a moment thought there could be something wrong with their calculations. "Numbers don't lie", the sacred SM says. If the universe doesn't weigh as much as we say it should, then the universe is obviously mistaken.

That's my humorous take on the issue of dark matter. But I don't really care that much about the issue, as I finally learned that physics is not about truth.

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