Dark matter (was: What's going on this decade?)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Date: Wed Aug 23 2006 - 18:35:56 MDT

kevin.osborne wrote:
> looks like Dark Matter is a done deal as well:
> http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/1e0657/media/paper.pdf
> layman's explanation here:
> http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2006/08/a_stunning_demonstration_of_wh.php

I'll be damned. I thought dark matter would turn out to be epicycles,
but this looks like a precise prediction - technical in the sense of

My intuitions stand refuted.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://intelligence.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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