[ExI] dark matter (and -- shhhh! -- the F**** p-dox)

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Jun 11 06:14:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 03:21:13PM -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:
> Here's the deal.
> The talk about dark matter uses terms like "non-baryonic", and
> otherwise asserts that dark matter is distinctly different from
> regular matter.  But I have yet to find any evidence for the
> it-ain't-regular-matter presumption.  The entire case, as far as I
> have been able to determine, comes from the fact that the "matter" in
> question is "dark".  That, unlike "regular" matter, it can't be seen;

No, the case is also based on the inferred distribution of the matter,
and resulting lack of normal electromagnetic interactions; also on Big
Bang models of nucleosynthesis.


-xx- Damien X-) 

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