Re: ETHICS: Utility First--> Fraud

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 18 May 1998 09:19:54 -0700

<<Consider Dark Matter. It is fairly
reasonable to consider Dark Matter
as a concept thought of only to resolve
certain conflicts between old
theories and recent calculations. As a
matter of fact, there is no
justification nor evidence of the
existence of such a thing, apart
from the fact that it allows existing
scientific theories to stand. I
wonder, isn't it more 'truthful', at
least on the level of
intellectual integrity, to cancel the
old theories once they have
been rebutted rather than inventing a
new factor that makes them
legitimate? I mean, this kind of
behavior is practically religious.


Does that mean you don't believe
evidence exists to indicate the presence
of Dark Matter?