Re: ETHICS: Utility First--> Fraud
Tue, 19 May 1998 00:17:05 +0000

> <<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?

Do you know of any that could not be said to have been invented
solely to the end of resolving the conflicts afore-mentioned?