Excuses for Missing Dark Matter

January 9, 2017 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Astronomers display creativity at rationalizing their inability to find what they believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

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Cosmology in Perpetual Crisis

June 7, 2016 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Secular cosmologists are no closer to the truth than they were 20 years ago.

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Star Trek for Real: Impenetrable Force Field Protects Earth

November 29, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyIntelligent DesignPhysicsSolar System

Radiation belts discovered at the dawn of the space age have a new trick in their pocket: shielding the Earth.

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Quasar Alignment Is “Spooky”

November 20, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.

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Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe

November 10, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.

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Cosmology Could Be Way Off

June 17, 2011 in AstronomyCosmologyIssuesPhilosophy of SciencePhysical SciencePhysicsSpace

The “lumpiness problem” in cosmology refuses to go away. This old conundrum about why the universe is lumpy with stars and galaxies has been around for decades. The big bang predicts no such lumps. Since the late 1990s, tiny differences in temperature measured in the cosmic background radiation held hope of being the seeds of lump formation, provided theories added copious fudge factors like dark matter, dark energy and inflation. A new survey finds more clumps than expected, casting doubt on whether the fudge factors are wrong, the hot big bang is wrong, or relativity is wrong. Words can hardly express the gravity of the situation when gravity itself – an icon of scientific verity – is called into question.

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