The Dark Crystal was a 1982 movie I remember going, excitedly, to see when I was in college. Though it was a midnight movie and there was alcohol involved, I do not recall having trouble finding The dark Crystal.
One cannot say the same for scientists seeking dark matter. It is a particular kind of maddening to read or hear highly educated people condescend to Christians, even Christian scholars, while placing belief in their own version of the unseen.
In the past they have solved the math gone haywire by simply inventing (and clamoring to name) constants into the equations to balance the two sides of the equal sign. “Faisel Shazad!”, they reveal the next and newest theory about the origins of the universe. these constants get disappeared over time as new ones are created. Or, better, they create an entirely new thing. It exists, they say. But, it cannot be seen and cannot be detected. But…it has to be there. Its important…
[ ]scientists are searching for something they are fairly sure exists and is crucial to the entire universe
But there were some problems in a recent extensive search
The short story is that we didn’t see dark matter interacting
We have no clue. We don’t know what this matter is.
Not to be deterred, the silver lining actually was visible
but we had the most sensitive search for dark matter ever performed in the world,” said Daniel McKinsey, a physicist at Yale University.
See? We found NOTHING, but dang it, we looked harder than anyone ever has, and that’s gotta count for something.
Sure, and the fact that thousands of people seek ghosts yearly is evidence not that they exist, but heck if looking hard for dark matter is a mitigation of failure to find it, I’m sleeping with the lights on tonight.