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The concept of dark energy was created by cosmologists to fit Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity into reality after modern space telescopes discovered that the Universe was not behaving as it should.
According to Einstein's work, the speed at which the Universe is expanding following the Big Bang should be slower than it actually is and this unexplained anomaly threatened to turn the whole theory upside down. In order to reconcile this problem the concept of dark energy was invented.
But now Blake Temple and Joel Smoller, mathematicians at the University of California and the University of Michigan, believe they have come up with a whole new set of calculations that allow for all the sums to add up without the need for this controversial substance.
The research could change the way astronomers view the composition of our Universe.
Originally posted by breakingdradles
Yet more proof that science has it about as right as religion does.
We also take science's word today as law, like the people of yesteryear took the bible, following blindly.
It's called dark matter for a reason, no one has ever proved it even exists.
Yet for decades we took it as fact, scientists did, as 100% truth.
Originally posted by Scooby Doo
Scientists suggest dark energy may not actually exist.
It is a critical examination of the current dominant role of mathematics in science in general, and cosmology in particular. I argue that mathematics should be the slave of science, rather than the master that it now is. How did this situation come about, and is there any reason to be suspicious of the strong emphasis on mathematics which we now witness? Indeed, do mathematical truths equate to scientific truths?