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Dark Matter - Not!


If you decide to renovate a room in your home, you don’t invite the contractor over and say surprise me with the bill when it’s finished!


You discuss available materials, have measurements taken, ask about the time frame and discuss the price. That’s how science works.


Scientists use instruments like telescopes and microscopes to examine the world around us. They collect data by making observations, taking measurements and formulating theories. They operate under what's called the naturalistic world-view.


Science can’t tell you how love originated or where consciousness came from or prove the existence of God.

Science works in the realm of what can be observed, recorded and analyzed. That’s why I’ve always thought the theory

of “dark matter” and “dark energy” is bad science.


Based on how much light bends when passing a super-massive object in space,

scientists have calculated there’s a huge amount of matter that we can’t see. That’s

dark matter. It’s supposed to make up 27% of the known universe.


Dark energy supposedly drives the expanding universe. All galaxies are moving away

from us and the ones that are furthest away move fastest. Dark energy is supposed to

make up 68% of the universe. That leaves only 5% of the universe made up of

matter we can see.


That’s where the problem arises.


If dark matter doesn’t absorb, reflect or give off light, how do we know it’s there and how

do we learn about it? Why would the Lord God make a universe out of 95% of the stuff we

can’t see? This is the God who said, “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3). He’s also the God who

says he is light, “. . . he is light and in him there is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5). He even

says he dwells in unapproachable light, “. . . who alone possess immortality and dwells in

unapproachable light” (I Tim. 6:16).


If light is a primary part of God’s nature, why would he make a bunch of dark stuff?


Moving on, Creation speaks of the glory of the Lord. If Creation is supposed to reveal who

God is and help lead us to him, why would he conceal so much of what he made?

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine

nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made“ (Rom. 1:20).

And this, “Day to day pours forth speech, And night reveals knowledge, there is no speech,

nor are there words; Their voice is not heard” (Ps. 19:2-3). That’s Creation talking about the

Creator!


If we can’t study the universe and its grandeur, how are we supposed to see God’s hand in it?

How can God reveal himself to us if we can’t see his handiwork?


Ranja Gupta, professor of physics at Ottawa University, has a possible solution to all this matter

and energy we can’t see, measure or analyze. His research suggests that our universe has no

dark matter.



According to Professor Gupta’s model, the forces of nature decrease over time. When light

travels over long distances it loses energy. It becomes “tired.” Sounds like entropy – the

universe and things in it become more disordered over time. In other words, the universe is

like a giant clock you have to wind -- it's slowly running down and running out of energy.


This is in keeping with what current cosmological theory says will happen when our Sun runs

out of hydrogen to burn. Then it will start burning helium for fuel. That will make it expand,

burn up the Earth and when the Sun finally runs out of energy, turn into a cold, dark rock in

space. Not a very comforting thought to end on, but at least the theory says we'll be long

gone by then.


What is I’m wrong about dark matter and dark energy?

“Light still shines in the darkness” (2Cor. 4:6) and God is still glorified!




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