Some weird stuff is going on. Dark stuff.
We can look out and calculate that galaxies are spinning too fast and should fly apart but they don’t. So we think there’s too much gravity.
And so we came up with the notion there’s some invisible undetectable stuff called dark matter making up more than 96% of the universe.
Also weird is this lensing effect astronomers see, caused, they suppose, by said dark matter.
Yet we haven’t seen it directly nor detected it even though it should be all around us.
As I said. Pretty weird stuff going on. Leaves plenty of mystery in science.
So which is it? Adam and Eve or the Big Bang?
It’s a dark mystery.
We all know how an atheist would answer, and we all know how a fundamentalist Christian, Jew or Muslim would answer. Trying to argue either side would therefore be fruitless, like expecting to convince a pro-lifer or pro-choicer to accept the opposing view.
Simple acknowledgment will suffice. Both communities are replete with ambiguities. For example:
- Do we really understand how chemical evolution morphed into biological evolution? Just how did amino acids become DNA anyway?
- What’s causing the galaxies to accelerate apart rather than slow down and collapse in on themselves? Dark energy? What’s that? Obviously, astrophysicists don’t know. That’s why they call it dark. Not as in evil, but as in “I have no clue.” All they know is gravity should be slowing it down and it’s not. What’s really happening is a dark mystery.
It goes on and on.
- There’s too much mass in the galaxy. They call that one dark matter. Instead of flying apart, the outer stars, like ours, remain orbiting the galactic center and we don’t understand why.
I’m sure you realize I don’t have the answers either, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it?
The whole quandary is a dark perplexity.