Despite pumping millions of dollars into scientific research to locate a hypothetical piece of matter, scientists report that no such matter has been found.
96% of the universe is thought to be made up of hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy. But the problem is, nobody has ever observed this matter. Nonetheless, one project, called the Large Underground Xenon (or LUX), cost $10 million and was unable to locate the elusive dark matter, which is thought to make up about 22% of matter in the known universe.
The multimillion dollar equipment used was thought to be sensitive and technically advanced enough to detect weakly interacting massive particles (or WIMPS), but scientists were disappointed that they found nothing.
Scientists have been searching for this particle for decades, and the research continues on board the International Space Station and the Large Hadron Collider located beneath the France-Switzerland border.
So what’s up with this matter, and why is it so hard to detect? Is it possible that these hypothetical entities don’t exist at all?
Well, it turns out that scientists need this matter to exist because, without it, all the physics supporting the Big Bang cosmology and other phenomena in the universe just don’t work. It’s perceived to be one of the most important problems in science to solve because of its implications in understanding how the universe works.
But if the Big Bang didn’t happen as described by modern cosmology, and if there are alternative explanations for the phenomena we observe in the galaxy without having to resort to hypothetical entities, then perhaps this abundant dark matter and dark energy doesn’t exist.
I find it interesting that some- like Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and other evolutionists who believe in this modern cosmology, along with its necessary hypothetical entities- go so far as to call those who don’t believe it anti-science. But who is really being “anti-science”? Believing all this by faith is itself a form of religion, yet many of these people denigrate religious explanations for the existence of the universe.
I think it’s much more believable that God created the universe in six days, just as the Bible claims. And I think the belief in hypothetical entities is evidence that the Big Bang cosmology is nothing more than a modern day mythology. These things are needed to prop up bad science, and it’s more reasonable to conclude that they don’t exist.
Still, the most ardent believers, such as Richard Gaitskell, one of the LUX spokesmen, is relentless in the search, claiming that “It’s certainly there. We know dark matter exists.” Even after 28 years searching for this matter Gaitskell says, “That’s why one doesn’t give up. We’ve got to figure out what this dark matter component is.” Neal Weiner, director of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University said, “It’s hard to know when we will find dark matter because we don’t know precisely what it is. Of course, that’s what makes the search for it such a big deal.” And that’s why they’re going to increase spending; a new project is set to begin in South Dakota where a $50 million dollar larger and more sensitive version of LUX will begin operating by 2020.
So how much money will be spent before scientists recognize that this matter doesn’t exist? I don’t expect that day to come any time soon because they’re invested in it by faith, as expressed by Gaitskell and Weiner. I think this is much like any area of evolutionary thought. The idea that life could evolve from non-life defies one of the most fundamental known laws in the universe: life only comes from life. Yet evolutionists disregard this fact because they know, by faith, that life couldn’t have been created by God, but had to have evolved from non-living chemicals.
On another side note, when looking at the cost of these scientific projects, I’m reminded of the skeptics who protested the life-size Noah’s Ark built in Williamstown, Kentucky, mocking those who built it, claiming that the $100 million dollars spent (privately funded) to build it could have been better spent on feeding the poor. But these same people have remained silent as $60 million (mostly government funded by tax-payers) is being spent between LUX and LX, and $13.25 billion dollars was spent on the Large Hadron Collider. And that’s not to mention the amount of money spent to search for aliens.
To conclude, it doesn’t surprise me that they’ve found nothing. I’d expect them to find no evidence of dark matter or dark energy, not because they’re not looking hard enough, but because it doesn’t exist. They’re not interested in alternative explanations that could explain the data- unless it were based on a strictly naturalistic explanation. No reference to supernatural causes are acceptable, and I think that’s one of the biggest problems with modern science. Even in the face of counter-evidence, the bias towards naturalistic explanations must be adhered to at all costs.