Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the ordinary matter we encounter every day only makes up around five percent of the universe’s density, with dark matter comprising 27 percent, and the remaining 68 percent made up of dark energy, a so-far theoretical force driving the expansion of the universe. But a new study has questioned whether dark energy exists at all, citing computer simulations that found that by accounting for the changing structure of the cosmos, the gap in the theory, which dark energy was proposed to fill, vanishes.

Published in 1915, Einstein’s general theory of relativity forms the basis for the accepted origin story of the universe, which says that the Big Bang kicked off the expansion of the universe about 13.8 billion years ago. The problem is, the equations at work are incredibly complicated, so physicists tend to simplify parts of them so they’re a bit more practical to work with. When models are then built up from these simplified versions, small holes can snowball into huge discrepancies.

“Einstein’s equations of general relativity that describe the expansion of the universe are so complex mathematically, that for a hundred years no solutions accounting for the effect of cosmic structures have been found,” says Dr László Dobos, co-author of the new paper. “We know from very precise supernova observations that the universe is accelerating, but at the same time we rely on coarse approximations to Einstein’s equations which may introduce serious side effects, such as the need for dark energy, in the models designed to fit the observational data.”

Dark energy has never been directly observed, and can only be studied through its effects on other objects. Its properties and existence are still purely theoretical, making it a placeholder plug for holes in current models.

The mysterious force was first put forward as a driver of the universe’s accelerated expansion in the 1990s, based on the observation of Type Ia supernovae. Sometimes called “standard candles,” these bright spots are known to shine at a consistent peak brightness, and by measuring the brightness of that light by the time it reaches Earth, astronomers are able to figure out just how far away the object is.

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2 Replies to “Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

  1. Meh, I hope they don’t realize that dark matter and energy dosn’t exist on a re-used religious creation model called the “big bang.” Doesn’t that make the big bang, scientology? Idk what scientology is though…but I know it’s a religion. (Well, except for the aliens and souls getting thrown into a lava mountain? Don’t remember much from the South Park episode)

    Every time a physicist friend starts arguing with me while playing a game or whatever, I just tell him (and there are so few women that are physicists that this hasn’t come up in my lifetime from a female perspective, yo. I have yet to find a non-hostile non-hypergamous female to speak to or a female physicist…) stfu and get back to me when you find the 96% of the universe (I round down for affect) you can’t even measure, but hallucinate is there.

    Never forget, the great STEM, logical minds of physics have been working on dark energy and matter since the 1980s! So generations of physicists couldn’t figure out they were chasing ghosts, so either the filter of education and graduating PhDs are flawed, or just logical thinking WITHOUT learning the Trivium is catastrophic.

    Everyone can be fooled if they don’t learn BOTH the scientific method AND the Trivium. Make a note of it. The history of science indicates science advances by tombstones…that is until the old guard actually fk’ing dies, science can’t think another way. Must mean enough drug smoking 1960s tenured professors have died off to get this even considered to be published instead of repressed…

    At least when I was a researcher I was able to wear a white robe, I mean lab coat, which probably like catholic priests hid erections like I did from my gf in the lab quite successfully. I will always like Asian chicks. Idt there really was any other reason for lab coats other than to don robes of a priesthood to create the false appeal to authority in the population at large that we had any clue wtf we were talking about.

    Spoiler alert, science in general is so immature as to be like a babe in the woods, so we have no standing yet to beat our chests and say we’ve arrived. Compound that with studies that show editors admitting half or more of peer reviewed science is false, and reproducibility has hit virtually zero, I’d say gov’t funding and NGOs have just created another marketing department. I saw that too decades ago, so I left academia. If I was just a ho, I wanted a prettier dress.

    PS, if there was this “breakaway advanced society” Rockefeller, nor CIAduh Bush wouldn’t be dead or dying. Make a note of it.

    https://newswire.net/newsroom/news/00088806-world-s-top-scientists-agree-most-researches-findings-are-fraud.html
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/05/lancet-editor-proclaims-half-of-all-scientific-studies-are-false/
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-08-science-shock-almost-all-medical-studies-are-bogus-reproducibility-approaches-zero.html
    Then you have a big pharma attempt to dismiss reproducibility as the cornerstone of the Scientific Method and validity of results…it’s reasoning is as big an indictment of their fraud as their actually fraudulent studies…ffs.
    http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/05/26/reproducibility-crisis-or-not

  2. Another way of looking at it is, the very likely possibility, that their simulation is wrong due to a lack of real evidence, and not just basing it on theory.

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