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-- E.O. Wilson

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quote... Unquote

"Cosmologists are shaking their heads in disbelief, because experiment after experiment is showing that the universe is entirely different from what astronomers had assumed since the beginning of modern science. Ordinary matter is the exception, and unknown, exotic matter [dark matter] is the norm. Our universe is mostly dark, and most of that dark matter is unknown, ineffable stuff that has never been seen directly. Had there not been so many experiments forcing cosmologists to accept this picture, it would seem utterly ridiculous. Chicago cosmologist Michael Turner asks, incredulously, "Who ordered this?"

-- Charles Seife from "Alpha and Omega"


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