Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dark Matter

                The journal Science recently published a new study on “dark matter.” The study suggests that dark matter might have the unique ability to go careening through the universe without slowing down or dragging because particles of it don’t interact with other matter or even each other.
                Scientists claim that, based on all observable evidence, galaxies “should be” ripping themselves apart. Dark matter is simply the term for the as-of-yet unobserved matter that experts believe must be bulking up the cosmos and thereby giving galaxies the gravity they need to spin at the rates they do without falling to pieces.
Dark matter does not absorb or reflect light like all other known matter does, though it does bend it. Scientists assert that, even though it can’t be seen, we can learn about it based on the effects it has on observable matter. In the study, researchers focused on galaxy clusters, where, apparently, galaxies routinely collide with each other. Gas in one galaxy slows down when it hits gas from another galaxy, but scientists wanted to study how dark matter “behaved” during these colossal collisions. The lead author of the study stated, “We know how gas and stars react to these cosmic crashes and where they emerge from the wreckage. Comparing how dark matter behaves can help us to narrow down what it actually is.”
The fact that dark matter didn’t slow down in these crashes was unexpected, as scientists think that dark matter is abundant throughout the universe, making up as much as 90% of total matter. That means that dark matter had to be hitting other dark matter in these collisions, yet these unseen particles were exhibiting no evidence of the confrontation. The scientists conclusion: dark matter is even less like “regular” matter than originally thought.
Another author of the study exclaimed, “If you bang your head against the wall, the electrostatic force between the molecules in your head and the ones in the wall cause a collision. This is what dark matter doesn’t seem to feel.”
Interesting that the experts are talking about the “behavior” of something that can’t be seen and that this unobserved matter doesn’t “feel” a collision. Even though it’s never been seen, we can learn about it based on the effects it has on observable forms of matter? (Yes, I am well aware of gravity, for example, and fully believe in “its” power).
 Maybe it’s the observable forms of matter- or something in them or their nature that we don’t yet understand- that is having the effect on these observable forms of matter.

 Or maybe it’s some other power that we can’t see.

It is incredible to me that so many scientists, scholars, “experts” and the like refuse to believe in a God that they can’t see, yet know that unseen matter “must” make up 90% of the universe.
Dark matter? Maybe it’s what comprises these expert’s brains. Despite no visible evidence, they must exist, right?
True to form they may not absorb or reflect the light.
But they do bend…credulity.
The only faith these experts have is in themselves…and unseen particles that they believe comprise most of the universe. Yes, the unseen particles must exist. But they couldn’t have come from an unseen source.

That’s crazy.


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