It is all based upon the identification and definition of the physical forces from long ago. All formulas and expectations are based on those. Very simply, the observations at that time may have been close approximations good for the time and total knowledge for the time, but they have failed as knowledge has advanced. If they failed, they are wrong. The basic model needs revamping.<quoted text>
The thing is Dave the numbers work and make nearly perfect predictions. The only problem is on a galactic scale the
inverse square law seems to be violated. There are many possibilities
why this is so. Dark matter explains it better than any other reason anyone has come up with yet. There is evidence this is correct too , so it's not just stuff made up to satisfy the math heads.
The only claim they can give for "detecting" dark matter, or even the normal nuclear particles, is because of old math models. They really haven't "seen" this stuff. Just measurements on a dial calibrated to the old models.
There is a lot of bullshit in theoretical physics.
The real knowledge will come from R&D in existing technology, not those guys.