I sat through a podcast today of a guy talking about the research he
is working on from Antarctica. They have a huge telescope down there
that is receiving microwaves from the <echo>"edge of the
universe"</echo>. Hey, that's great. They keep referring to the
light as very old. Fourteen billion years is the number that comes to
memory. If you cannot see anything from that far away because the light
deteriorates to the point you cannot accurately define it, isn't it
possible that you just can't 'see' any farther than that? Isn't it
possible that the universe is consistent to infinity, we just can't
tell because we don't know how to properly detect it?
This debate is one that I've griped about before too. The guy kept
saying 'dark matter' like a fact. He seemed to think looking as far out
as possible would answer the question. I'm skeptical.
It's getting to where I hate scientists. They are all full of crap
and themselves. This podcast was basically one scientist being
interviewed by another scientist terned journalist. The "who is paying
for this?" question at least came up. The answer sounded like it was
spewing from a politician. I could tell this guy was used to justifying
every penny. I suppose someone has to.
Why won't dark matter just DIE!!!?