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I have modified the Bullet Cluster article to reflect the fact that MOG is a minority view. However I do not believe it should not be mentioned at all. While most people agree with the dark matter theory, it is a *theory*, it is not conclusively and indisputably proven, and therefore wikipedia should reflect this rather than represent this theory as if it were a proven fact. The author of MOG isn't some conspiracy lunatic, he has a PHD in physics, and the Royal Astronomical Society saw it fit to publish his paper, so he has some credibility. Unless you want to argue the RAS is also run by a bunch of crackpots. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:25, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
- RE: "While most people agree with the dark matter theory, it is a *theory*, it is not conclusively and indisputably proven, and therefore wikipedia should reflect this rather than represent this theory as if it were a proven fact."
- O RLY? You mean like the theory of gravity? Or the general theory of relativity? Like most laymen (and especially creationists), you seem to have a misconception of the term "theory". When scientists use the term "theory", it has a different meaning to normal everyday use by the general public; the scientific definition of the term "theory", according to the American Heritage Science Dictionary, is: "A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena. Most theories that are accepted by scientists have been repeatedly tested by experiments and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena." Therefore, scientific theories are explanations of natural phenomena that are built up logically from testable observations and hypotheses.
- RE: "The author of MOG isn't some conspiracy lunatic, he has a PHD in physics, and the Royal Astronomical Society saw it fit to publish his paper, so he has some credibility."
- Irrelevant. Being in possession of a Ph.D does not automatically mean that what the person says is true and that it should be taken seriously. There is a thin line between insanity and genius, and there have been many cases of men (and it's usually men) with Ph.Ds who have gone round the bend in later life. Furthermore, Moffat also believes (like creationist twats!) that the speed of light was much faster in the past – which is in violation of the mass–energy equivalence principle. Therefore, in my opinion, he is an unmitigated crank! — IVAN3MAN (talk) 01:35, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
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