Does "Dark Matter" and "Dark Energy" really exist?
It's a theory in theoretical physics right now.
You can create a lot of things if you balance the equation. Futurama (the show) got it right when they went forward in time enough to go to the past. You create time and matter from nothing if you split the equation right.
You just need energy.
No clue. Haven't studied this stuff at all. Answer subject to change!
Do we have concrete, physical proof that electrons exist?
Light day today. Will read up, thanks!
The theory is, that the energy is already present.
You know that everything is relative?
Holy cow, Morgan Freeman is talking about this stuff on the Craig Ferguson show right now!
Helpful hint: moon shoes are a poor replacement.
Not for another hour here, then, but now I'll stay up.
Heavy reading, I recommend this video.
Morgan Freeman? Yeah, I see he's on the schedule.
You're sure it's not Neil deGrasse Tyson, though? That would make more sense.
Oh, except that Morgan Freeman is God.
How do you create something from nothing? 1 - 1 = 0. The divergent separation allows both to exist while time separates them.
In binary 1+1=0
I've watched every episode....
This one too.
Scientists in this field, make a very intriguing argument.
I've been reading and watching videos on it.
I find this sort of thing interesting.
How the hell was I popular in high school?
I'm kind of a nerd.
Want some links to the reading?
Tilton, are electric and magnetic fields tied together directly? Why is there a time delay for magnetic flux to evolve? Why are we taught knowledge on this that is more than 100 years old?
I tripped over some this morning.
I'm going to answer those questions with the most scientific, logical information I have: no clue.
If you have some knowledge on this, feel free to share.
@BadAstronomer (Phil Plait) says dark matter exists, so that must be true. He also says dark energy exists, "But we don't know what the heck this stuff is." He writes some fun stuff about both, mostly for Discover & Slate. There's some very recent stuff, too.
Are you tricking me into staying up late for nothing?
Except of course listening to Morgan Freeman's voice?
I am, and will.
Anyone who is interested in anything about astronomy and who uses Twitter really ought to follow @BadAstronomer.
Guys, I'm not an expert on this, just fascinated by it.
That's because Morgan Freeman narrates the Into The Wormhole series on the Science Channel (science.discovery.com/tv-shows/through-the-wormhole). And yes, the electron has been seen.
That's a really interesting program, BTW. I used to show part of it to my physics kids when we'd talk about theoretical physics.
OH MY GOD, HE IS!!!
Use a light switch.
Would happen less.
Do we not? Are you saying there's no way to prove they do?
The plasma physicists seem to be able to explain things with electrostatic attraction without using weird energy and matter that we can see no signs of, except in the expansion rate of the universe.
His house runs on dark energy. All he has is darkswitches.
I don't know. The evidence I can think of is indirect. But I'm not much of a physicist at all. Probably Emma or RJ or someone else would know.
But if we don't have concrete physical evidence of them, I think by the logic of your statement/question, then WE don't exist. Or anything else.
One more question. Why do permanent magnets appear to give off endless streams of energy. You can construct a magnet motor that keeps spinning if you like. Or continuously hold up mass against gravity.
Hey! Hey! Watch it there!....
You can't see dark matter with light.
If you believe something exists, and may even have some reasonable circumstantial evidence that it exists, yet have no concrete, physical proof; it doesn't exist. Right?
Theoretical physicists discover new properties of or universe with math. It usually takes 4 or 5 decades later for us to develop the technology to actually validate it.
That and friction.
That's just short visible frequency and uv wavelengths.