posted on May, 6 2012 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by SpaceBoy97
Here is a nice link I found the other day:
The blogger is an astrophysicist and teacher. He's got a Ph.D. in theoretical cosmology.
What I understand is too basic. Somehow, it patches their equations and observations to eliminate the glaring inconsistencies. As a layman, I do not
have a full appreciation for all of the details. It's those details that make them so sure that dark matter and dark energy exist. That's why they
search for it. People on the outside do not have this knowledge and make a broad generalized judgment that this "bandage fix" is somehow based on
pride and/or prejudice. But it's far more than a bandage fix, and this is why people on the outside don't get it. It's too complicated for most
So I try to keep judgments I have restrained and remind myself that I'm one of those people.
There're more inconsistencies on the small scale than on the large scale for DE/DM. When we look at the ability of this theory to predict, we have to
look at the small scale. But even then, it doesn't disprove the theory of DE/DM. If anything, they just make adjustments to the theory and the models.
We have to keep in mind they don't make these adjustments lightly. This goes back to my first paragraph. There's a large gap between layman and
hardcore science people that makes this slow to translate. More importantly, a layman has no accountability. A layman isn't expected to be RIGHT.
That's the greatest danger. The power of the layman to hijack reality. Scientists have to be respected not freely but because of the time they invest
in their work. They have more knowledge.
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