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I'm gonna write a book series about a kid physicist studying dark matter and called it "Diary of a W.I.M.P.y kid" #AstronomyJokes

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It’s such a stupid theory. We don’t see it,but gravity..therefore,it’s there
BlueMetalChick · 26-30, F
[@1056803,Iwashere2] Maybe I'm biased because I find it so interesting and fascinating that I could talk about it for hours on end. But even so, making the question public is more about communicating with the rest of the scientific community than anything else.

Don't get me wrong, I'm with you that it's fucking stupid if anyone proclaims they know the answer to the nature of dark matter. They might have an idea of what they think it is, and evidence which makes it seem plausible, but nobody knows at this point. That's the fun of it though I suppose.
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[@6579,BlueMetalChick] my problem is that they publish things with question marks. Which is a clickbait to generate money. If you’re part of that community,you shouldn’t get your info through mainstream. I am fascinated about the subject as well but I feel like people shouldn’t know about dark matter and such until it’s only a theory that’s all. What is the purpose besides generating money?
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[@1056803,Iwashere2] It's a well developed theory with a lot of solid math behind it. People in the field do not base their research on what they read on NBC, Fox or TMZ. PhDs are awarded every day to people doing work in this space.

You could say that prior to Dark Matter, there was Ether (aether), which was first disproven through General Relativity.

Some new research (Case Western) suggests that Dark Matter is not the answer to why galaxies behave the way they do, and just like with Ether, there is nothing, and the answer to why galaxies behave the way they do, is that we don't have a full understanding of gravity. Kind of like when Einstein added a constant to explain the behavior of the universe, before Le Maitre explained the math of the expanding universe.

If we wait until we know everything, for sure, before publicly discussing it, there would be no such thing as scientific discovery.
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