Dark Matter was Invented to Save Bad Gravity Theory
Continuing the theme that 20th century physics is all-knowing, all-seeing, and can do no wrong, when scientists saw their gravity equations could not describe the speed of stars on the edge of galaxies, instead of looking at their own equations they did what they always do: change the facts.
Here in the diagram below, you can see the predicted speed of stars in galaxies and the measured speed. It is based on Kepler’s Third Law that bodies further away from the center should move more slowly. “Houston we have a problem!” Instead of saying their calculations were wrong, they invent dark mass / mass / energy.
A quote from a worshiped physicist is very pertinent here:
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts” — Albert Einstiein
In this case, instead of changing the gravity equations, they changed the facts. What did they change? They invented something invisible and impossible to detect because it must be really really hard to detect if the physicists can find it. Heaven forbid their equations are wrong! In fact, one of the more famous “physics evangelists” Michio Kaku says there is a Nobel Prize waiting for the answer to dark energy. That is the interest of course: the Nobel Prize. They don’t care if Dark Energy or Dark Matter is real or not.
So basically, physicists invented a magical thing they called “dark” and say it is the reason stars are going faster than their equations predict.
Suppose in engineering, an engineer has an equation that is supposed to describe something and it obviously does not stand up to real-world observations and experiment. Imagine the engineer going to their boss and saying:
“Ya know, the equation I have that shows this structure should withstand hurricane winds but in our real test, the structures are blown over. Instead of changing my structure and knowing my calculations MUST BE RIGHT, I have invented ‘dark wind’ which we cannot see but is there and it is exerting more force that we think on my structure. Thus, this ‘dark wind’ is what is causing my structure to fall, not my equations.”
How long do you think the engineer would keep their job? Not long.
But this is exactly what scientists have done with dark matter. They invented dark matter to make up for their equations for gravity which do not work instead of saying their model of gravity is flawed.
This is ludicrous. Where does this stubbornness come from? It comes from the fact that scientists believe when they discover a particle or an equation like Newton’s equation, they have discovered equations that god used to create the universe. The once they are discovered, they are correct and only can be enhanced.
This is why Einstein’s relativity equations are so beloved. When objects are moving very slowly, Einstein’s equations are for all intents and purposes, the same as Newton’s equations. As an object gets closer to the speed of light, mass increases, time slows down and length contracts. Einstein kept Newton’s sacred equations and added to it.
Every time someone thinks they find something that proves Einstein wrong, they are show in days or weeks or months later to be in error. It never fails. Yet, we have GPS scientist with over 30 patents who publically admits that relativity is not used and in fact, GPS shows the flaws in relativity. Once more, particle accelerators don’t in fact observe mass increase as particles approach the speed of light (see the documentary “Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year” for such details).
Physicists are the priests for god’s equations. They come from down the sacred mountain to reveal their particles to the world and from then on, the equations are never to be violated, only enhanced. They “bamboozle” the layman as Carl Sagan points out and we buy it not realizing that the paradoxes and “hard-to-understand” theories in fact are greatly flawed from bad basic assumptions.
Not the First Time
This is not the first time scientists in the mainstream have invented something to save a theory. Neutrinos were invented or as the lingo used “postulated” to save the fact that physicists were applying relativistic kinematic equations to decay or radioactivity. As Dr. Carezani has pointed out, radioactivity or decay should not even involve kinetic equations because kinetics require forces from the outside of a system.
Outside the Mainstream
Thankfully, there is a group of scientists who do not believe in invention and anomalies. One person is Bob de Hilster who says “in the universe, there are no anomalies. The universe just works the way it works and we try to explain it best we can”. With that “engineering” attitude, Bob de Hilster says your gravity model must explain the speed of stars on the edge of the galaxy. And Bob de Hilster’s model does just that. (My father’s model says gravity is caused by pushing mass or gravitons and he can easily explain the speed being measured).
So let’s stop inventing stupid things like dark matter and dark energy and start rewriting gravity equations that explain what we see. If my father has a better model, maybe we should look at it. After all, Occam’s Razor says the simpler explanation is better.
Poor Gravity Equations + Dark Energy
Better Gravity Equations not Requiring Dark Matter