[ExI] Dark matter

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 20:30:52 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
>> Every time I hear of "dark matter", I am reminded of a certain
>> Hubble telescope shot where they took a picture of a portion of
>> the starfield where there appeared to be nothing - and, lo and
>> behold, it was filled with stuff, you just had to look for it.
>> I wonder if "dark matter" is nothing more or less than stars,
>> rogue planets, and the like that we have yet failed to detect,
>> the properties of which are otherwise just like anything else
>> of their type.  Occam's Razor.
> You need six times as much 'dark' stuff as stuff we can see to make
> the gravitational effects we can measure. That's a lot!

And?  People keep saying that as if it's good reason for disbelief,
but the data - such as that Hubble shot - seems to substantiate
that there's a lot more ordinary matter than we have yet seen.

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list