Friday, September 05, 2008

His Dark Materials don't exist

My theory: there is no such thing as dark matter, so the Large Hadron Collider won't find it.

Albert Einstein found a better way to describe observable phenomena, and another Einstein will one day improve the theory to include the effects for which the existence of dark matter has been postulated.


dearieme said...

I'm still baffled by the idea of large hadrons.


Do they appear in Star Trek, or Doctor Who?

Anonymous said...

imagine, if there was no radium or uranium lying around near the earths surface then we would never have developed quantum theory at all. and if there was too much then we wouldn't have ever been around to develop quantum theory.

ever get the feeling that god's teasing us?

here's another:-

T-rex dies in swamp. swamp sinks to bottom of enormous amount of rock. gets crushed to pulp. enormous amount of rock somehow appears on surface of planet. rock peels away et voila - imprint of T-rex right there in front of passing archeologist. someone's having a laugh, right? clues dropped with all the subtlety of a bad crime novel.


That's an explanation I've heard before. Beyond a certain point, you get down to plausibility and elegance rather than actual proof, don't you? Occam's Razor and all that.