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Comment Liberalist thinking (Score 1) 412

From a Dane...

No surprise that this bank likes to predict it.

Saxo Bank is so closely tied to the political party "Liberal Alliance" that they are practically one. They are quite ideological laissez-faire liberalists, and not at all left-wing in the american sense of "liberal".

Some liberalists here in Europe like the idea of universal basic income. Not because it is very liberalistic at all, but because it can replace a bunch of other basic welfare state grants. And since everyone is entitled, everything is much simpler, so it does away with a bunch of "evil" welfare state bureaucracy.

Comment Re:Dark matter is always there when you need it (Score 2) 174

Properties: it has mass (bends space)... don't know of any others, except the trivial stuff like it can move and be scattered around.

Effects: explains galactic rotation curves, explains some instances of lensing, possibly explains the perturbations this article is about.

Yeah, it has exactly the one property that someone is missing: mass. But is conveniently free of any other property that could influence anything.

The explanations you refer to are all based on calculations that are ultimately based on our understanding of gravity. The least understood force, the one that just won't fit into the picture. What a real scientist should do was to better research and explain gravity instead of making up some magic invisible soup to fix it all.

Pseudoscience, I say.

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