Scientific American, March 2003 - "dark Matter" The Search for Dark Matter" Scientific American March, 2003 Page 52: "For 70 years, astronomers have steadily gathered circumstantial evidence for the existence of dark matter, and nearly everyone accepts that it is real. But circumstantial evidence is unsatisfying. ... Either dark matter will prove to be real, or else the theories that underlie modern physics will have to fall on their swords. Page 53: Although cold dark matter has its own problems in explaining cosmic structures, most cosmologists consider these problems minor compared with the difficulties faced by alternative hypotheses. Page 54: To detect dark matter, scientists need to know how it interacts with normal matter. Astronomers assume that it interacts only by means of gravitation, the weakest of all the known forces of nature. If that is really the case, physicists have no hope of ever detecting it. " (Emphasis added.) MirabileAuditu: Do you understand what "scientists" are saying? "Nearly everyone accepts" that dark matter "is real." They just can't PROVE that it exists. IF it "interacts only by means of gravitation, "PHYSICISTS HAVE NO HOPE OF EVER DETECTING IT"! IF it "does not prove to be real," then "theories that underlie modern physics will have to fall on their swords." (Though I was completely unaware that physics theories even carried swords, much less could fall on them and die.) Nearly EVERYONE in the scientific community "accepts" something they cannot PROVE and may NEVER BE ABLE TO PROVE! But it's not God. It's dark matter. I shall now paraphrase the first sentence excerpted from this article. For thousands of years, men have gathered circumstantial evidence for the existence of God, and nearly everyone accepts that He is real. Scientists, however, want "scientific PROOF" of God. But not of dark matter. Unproven and very likely even unprovable dark matter is accepted on the basis of scientific convenience - even necessity. God is rejected on that same basis that inanimate, invisible, undetectable dark matter is warmly accepted. This is what many men refer to as "science." They call this science "objective" and "unbiased." It denies God for "lack of proof" while accepting dark matter despite "lack of proof." This is absurd, but yet widely expressed and tolerated by many people who hold themselves above anyone believing in God.