Author Topic: What Is Dark Matter?  (Read 2264 times)

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 07:37:54 PM »
Well, forget superglue. sounds more like stucco.  :think:

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2014, 03:35:59 PM »
I guess the dark matter clumps first, and then attracts the light matter. It's not really a chicken and egg thing. Or maybe it is: the egg came long before the chicken, as the DM came well before the LM.



When something happens in a regular fashion like in this case, the ratio of dark matter to baryonic matter is constant throughout the billions of galaxies, it is not an accident and is in need of an explanation.

Offline Solitary (OP)

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 11:24:01 AM »
God did it?  :biggrin2: Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2014, 11:50:58 AM »
God did it?  Solitary

They used to say that about lightning, gravity or why milk is white? :biggrin2:

Offline Atheon

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 01:29:40 AM »
Cosmic smog
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Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 12:38:16 PM »
Black stucco until I hear otherwise.  :naughty:

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2014, 04:34:00 PM »
Black stucco until I hear otherwise.  :naughty:


Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2014, 04:19:43 PM »
Has anyone consulted with Deepak Chopra on this?

Offline ApostateLois

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2014, 04:00:18 PM »
Until they actually observe and capture some of this alleged "dark matter," I will regard it with the same skepticism that I do God. In fact, it's exactly like God: invisible, undetectable, can't see it or touch it or interact with it, yet people insist that it HAS to be out there somewhere because of all the things that happen that they don't understand. There are currently 118 elements in the Period Table. Which of them is supposed to comprise "dark matter?" Scientists should consider that they might be misinterpreting the data. At one time, we thought there were canals on Mars, and they turned out to be an illusion.
"Now we see through a glass dumbly." ~Crow, MST3K #903, "Puma Man"

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014, 12:49:17 PM »
Until they actually observe and capture some of this alleged "dark matter," I will regard it with the same skepticism that I do God. In fact, it's exactly like God: invisible, undetectable, can't see it or touch it or interact with it, yet people insist that it HAS to be out there somewhere because of all the things that happen that they don't understand. There are currently 118 elements in the Period Table. Which of them is supposed to comprise "dark matter?" Scientists should consider that they might be misinterpreting the data. At one time, we thought there were canals on Mars, and they turned out to be an illusion.

Dark Matter is postulated on the fact that galaxies - and there are billions of billions of billions of them. - all have missing masses to justify their structure. It's "Dark" because it doesn't interact with matter through the electromagnetic force, only gravitational force. So you won't find it on the Periodic table. This is how science works: there is a fact in need of explanation, that requires a theory. Comparing that to religion is quite an insult.

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2014, 11:40:49 PM »
Dark Matter is postulated on the fact that galaxies - and there are billions of billions of billions of them. - all have missing masses to justify their structure. It's "Dark" because it doesn't interact with matter through the electromagnetic force, only gravitational force. So you won't find it on the Periodic table. This is how science works: there is a fact in need of explanation, that requires a theory. Comparing that to religion is quite an insult.

Well said.  I will add that, in my understanding, we can calculate a gravitational force that we know exists.  We just don't know what is causing it.  This "something" is hereby dubbed "dark matter".
Remember, we didn't leave the stone age because we ran out of rocks.

Offline Solitary (OP)

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2014, 12:11:17 AM »
Gravity according to Einstein is caused by a curve in space time. Rap your head around that! Or in Quantum mechanics, particles called gravitons that create a gravitational field. Where's Joseph when we need him?  :eyes:
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2014, 01:25:05 AM »
So basically dark matter is the same as asking if a bear shits in the woods and there's nobody there to see it does that tree next to the bear make a sound?
Not sure... But the shit makes a smell!

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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2014, 01:26:28 AM »
Has anyone consulted with Deepak Chopra on this?

If the did, I'm sure he commented about the need for us to feel one-ness with it....

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Offline josephpalazzo

Re: What Is Dark Matter?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 08:40:39 AM »
Gravity according to Einstein is caused by a curve in space time. Rap your head around that! Or in Quantum mechanics, particles called gravitons that create a gravitational field. Where's Joseph when we need him?  :eyes:
I'm here. GR and QM are not needed to postulate Dark Matter. Just Plain old Newtonian physics.