Re: SPACE/EVOLUTION: Physicists fold their hand

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 14:35:53 MDT

At 09:20 PM 7/16/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Those of you interested in these areas, may be interested in
>the following paper: "Death of Stellar Baryonic Dark Matter"
>by Katherine Freese, et. al.:
> ...
>1) Nonbaryonic dark matter in our Galaxy seems to be required, and
>2) The nature of the Machos seen in microlensing experiments and
> interpreted as the dark matter in the Halo of our Galaxy
> *remains a mystery*. ...

An interesting paper - thanks for pointing it out.
The mass media does a bad job of highlighting mysteries -
they don't tend to mention them until someone has a theory
to explain it.

We do seem to live in very interesting times - my guess is that
we'll know what most of the dark matter is one way or another
within two decades or so.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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