Originally posted by RJHinds
I understand the thinking is that there is a lot of matter that can't be accounted for so they make up the idea that there must be dark matter that can't be seen. The fact is they don't know and just have to make up this dark matter and such to make the mathematics work for their hypothesis.
Creationists have another hypothesis that don't need dark matter and such.
Which just goes to show you are an idiot. You don't understand advanced astronomy nor the gains that have been made in the last 30 years with Hubble and now even more powerful scopes. They learned to track the EFFECT of dark matter because it is there, it is real, we just can't see it BUT it is mass and generates gravity and therefore distorts the image of stars that appear behind it because there is a kind of ghost distortion of light by this gravity.
This allows astronomers to chart where the dark matter resides even if they can't see it directly.
For instance, if you had been paying any attention to astronomy over the last 60 years you would have maybe heard about one salient point discovered by a female astronomer: That galaxies are not rotating as if they were a disconnected bunch of stars and gas, they rotate (ours takes about 200 million years to make one circle) as if they were rotating on a plate.
The gist of that is, this lady discovered there was more mass in the milky way than can be seen directly with telescopes.
It turns out there is several TIMES more mass in almost ALL galaxies than can be seen with telescopes. Dark matter makes up about 84 percent of all the mass in the universe, that leaves only 15% or so for our kind of matter.
That was a singular discovery, there is more mass in the milky way and almost every other galaxy seen than can be accounted for visually.
Then the search began for candidates.
The one they chose they called 'dark matter'.
Matter that does not emit light, does not interact much with ordinary matter except for gravitation, it has real mass so it has real gravitational effects that can now be and has been charted to show where it is even if it cannot be seen.
Just another instance of human intelligence mucking up your YEC bullshyte.
You are just too obtuse, too old, out of touch with the advances in sciences you haven't followed and you have ZERO credibility or education to be judging men a hundred times your intelligence.
Take a look at this article from Sky and Telescope magazine and try to get up to speed on such subjects before you make your stupid sweeping statements deriding the intelligence of humans.
That is what you are doing at the bottom of it all, you cannot abide human intelligence actually figuring things out you YEC idiots will never understand.
Try to read the whole article and especially look at the customer comments AFTER the article. They bring up points that are worth discussing.