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Now that the scientific world is questioning the existence of Dark Energy, what is causing acceleration of expansion of the Universe.
Quote from: Joe L. Ogan on 15/06/2010 20:25:58Now that the scientific world is questioning the existence of Dark Energy, what is causing acceleration of expansion of the Universe. Your question makes it sound like the dark energy hypothesis has been thrown out because it doesn't work. As far as I know, that's not the case. Can you cite some mainstream scientific sources? Until dark energy fails to model what's observed or until a more substantial hypothesis surpasses it, dark energy is the best explanation for what we see.
I am sure it would have been possible to write a clear, simply worded article giving clear explanations within the size of the article presented.
My experience is that the most of general public are a lot less stupid than the tabloid press seems to believe that they are. A clearly worded non sensational article would be properly understood. The problem is that we live in such a world of "verbal inflation" that unless something is spectacular or a disaster or the greatest ever (which most things are not) it gets lost in the general screaming.
Rather than being answers for anything, both dark matter and dark energy are really just descriptions of a perceived problem. Neither of them 'answers' anything, as they've not actually been defined beyond being that which is needed to solve the anomalies.