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Comment: Re:Also possibly fictious (Score 1) 206

by Bengie (#49361071) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected
Then they're completely wrong, to the point that they do not work at all for anything. The fact that my computer seems to work must be dumb luck and was not purposefully designed using scientific theory.

There is gravity in the middle of empty space with no detectable baryonic matter for hundreds of millions of light-years in all directions. You explain that without an unseen new matter. That's right. There are massive voids in space, where we can see the galaxies in the background behind them perfectly clear, but we can detect gravitational lensing within the void. Even if the lensing was caused by dust, the sheer amount of lensing would mean an amount of dust that would be easily detectable. You could also say it's a bunch of blackholes that got ejected from their host galaxy and just so happened to not drag any dust along with them. Even if you could accept that, the lensing is so spread out, it couldn't be point sources.

And there is no evidence that smoking is bad for you. Our models are wrong.

Comment: Re:Certainty in Science (Score 1) 206

by Bengie (#49361015) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected
Man1: Man, I'm only getting 25mpg, and I normally get 35mpg
Man2: Ever think that our understanding of the chemistry is wrong, and the gasoline is losing energy in a way you never expected?
Man1: I'm going to go with the gas station added an ethanol mix which reduced the energy density
Man2: But what if our current understanding of chemistry wildly wrong, and you're car is special and shows our flawed understanding?

Man2 could be correct. Hell, anyone could be correct about anything, there is no real 100% or 0% confidence.

Comment: Re:Non-linear gravity (Score 1) 206

by Bengie (#49360897) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected
That phrase can be said for everything. Yes, we understand, don't limit yourself to thinking inside the box, but don't use it like a valid argument for trying to guilt the community into further exploring ideas that seem completely incorrect. Use your own time and explore those ideas that no one cares to look into anymore. Maybe history will correct the rest of us and bathe you in the glory of "I told you so!".

Comment: Re:Non-linear gravity (Score 2) 206

by Bengie (#49358739) Attached to: Dark Matter Is Even More of a Mystery Than Expected
We know about Dark Energy because objects are moving away from us faster than light. Since it is impossible for something to move through space faster than c, then more space must be getting created. If space is being created, and objects are receding away from us at a known rate, then we can calculate the amount of energy required.

A change to gravity does not work because we have already measured the gravity at these ranges to be within 99.9% of the expected values. Advancements in optics and sensors has allowed us to measure minute changes in red shifts and detect curved paths that light takes. Mix all of this together and you can measure gravity quite accurately. It's working as expected. Even worse, we're able to see the gravity but unable to see the matter causing it.

Comment: Re:Yep (Score 1) 395

by Bengie (#49353261) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
When I start at my current job many years back, I was an excitable young person and found myself sometimes working one projects after work because some of them were fun to me. I got scolded by my manager for not relaxing when I got home. If he felt you were working more than 40 hours, he'd give you forced time off with pay, like a half-day or something. Salaried, so he's just tell you to not come in or to go home.

I've changed over the years, I just head home at the end of the day, my mind needs to relax, but I got a lot more useful work done during the work day.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.