Re: REALLY OT: News Flash
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 08:40:55AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >It turns out that when you add the mass of the matter in the universe ...
> It is my understanding that physicists don't know how much matter is in
> the universe. They don't see enough to account for what's needed in
> their cosmological theories, and therefore they throw in some magic
> fairy dust called "dark matter". The reason they call it "dark" is
> because they can't see it, but it _must_ be there in order for their
> theories to work.
> Note that I'm not saying dark matter does not exist; I'm merely saying
> that they really don't know how much matter is in the universe.
My info was from before all the dark matter theorizing, without magic