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Dark Matter Theory challenged by Ether Theory

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posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 05:29 AM
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Late last month scientists working at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory announced that they had found proof of dark matter, the theoretical substance believed to make up more than a quarter of the universe.



But Glenn Starkman, a cosmologist at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is hitting back with a blast from the past. He argues that dark matter might not exist and that the long-discredited substance known as ether is actually what influences gravity in the cosmos.


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Not long after Nasa Claims to have seen proof of Dark Matter it seems yet again scientist's can't agree on anything and are trying to discredit each other's wor


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posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 05:51 AM
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Scientists never agree on theories. That's why they're theories and not fact.

Studies like this are apart of science. You propose what you have, and further analyze the data to prove your position. Then build off the outcome of the proven or failed tests.


The next phase in his research will be to perform more detailed calculations to make sure his ether theory matches up with empirical evidence, such as the motion of planets within the solar system.

"It's important to do these experiments, because either we'll be able to rule dark matter out or we'll increase our confidence in it.

"At this point I don't think we can rule out either of the two [competing] theories," he said.




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posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 12:16 AM
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Key Questions:

How do you define ether?
How do you define dark matter?
if the answers are the same, then why even bother?



 
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