In this article on Dark Matter we learn that physicists are getting a bit put out about our not finding it. One possibility raised is that it really doesn’t exist. I suspect that that possibility is right.
Our assumption is that dark matter is like ordinary matter. I have to ask, how do you know that? How do you know dark matter can’t be something quite different than ordinary matter? But not because it’s something esoteric, but because dark matter is what matter is made of.
You get right down to it, matter is an illusion. What we call matter is made up of atoms arranged into molecule, and those atoms are composed of hadrons and leptons with an electromagnetic shell. At least that’s how I understand things. Solids are solid because that is how we interact with them, how we can interact with them.
Now hadrons are made up of quarks. Last I heard leptons are essentially single quarks, and these quarks have features of their own. Then you have those who wonder what quarks are made of, one possibility being that the quarks are themselves made up of what are called Super Strings. This is most often called string theory, but in as much as the hypotheses can’t really be tested at this time you can hardly called it theory.
And then I have to wonder, if super strings do exist are they the bottom floor of the physical? If not, then what are strings made of? What properties does the “twine” have, and what are they made of should this “twine” not be the bottom floor to reality? Does everything go down to space-time itself, and what is the nature of space-time or is it a matter of space-time having at least two natures, two states?
Maybe our existence is messy because it can be, being based on a simple foundation where space-time comes in two states and those states interact with each other. I see possibilities here.
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