Physicists ask themselves daunting questions, given how physics resides as the queen of the physical sciences, it has arrogated to itself an authority that isn’t quite earned.
Currently the great quests of contemporary physics is an attempt to unify two distinct world views: quantum and gravity. Both world views exist as indissoluble wholes. Both are constitutive of reality itself. But contemporary physical science is born from inside the house of philosophical positivism, meaning that physicists are comfortable treating the world as as undifferentiated morass, perfectly fit for Cartesian or Laplacian ardor. The fact of the matter is easily stated: if you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
This presents untold problems for physicists. Just ask any postgraduate student the enmity procured in latching ones life to the verification of particles that cannot be measured. Certainly the movement away from empirical verification is troubling.
Wait it gets worse.
The reconciliation of quantum to gravity is doomed to failure, because a neat symmetry cannot be found using calculated thought. At least not as it continues to be tied to positivist methodologies. How is this resolved for the purposes of clarity.
When Richard Feynman lectured “Their’s plenty of room at the bottom”, he was advocating two distinct approaches that are fundamental: miniaturization and biology will change the direction of physics itself, for the standard model is an abstract extrapolation of Cartesian method alone. With miniaturization and the application of insights into cellular life, something new happens, we discover a reality of scale. A distinct relation that monolithic positivist drive ignored at its own peril. It is the realty of hierarchies and components of scale that serve as distinct keys unlocking blind attempts to fuse a grand synthesis between quantum and gravity.
Enter dark matter.
Why provides symmetry to the realism of our experienced world, a world that, according to the determinist subatomic world of relativism, should not exist. Why is there order in the world of gravity and realism and not complete total anarchy as evidenced in the subatomic world. The apple falls once and lands solid. So does a rock. Why does it not behave in accordance to the iron laws of our subatomic world of relativism. The answer is dark matter and the symmetry provided between both world views mentioned earlier.
Invisible stuff matters.
Cosmic micro-wave background radiation and neutrinos both serve as invisible exotica of the formation of the Universe. The mechanics driving the formation of our universe aren’t visible.
So what is dark matter?
Dark matter is a force that interacts far more weaker than protons and neutrons, yet moving slowly enough so that it cannot escape gravity. What we’re looking for is a particle or wave that was born at the Big-Bang, a weak interacting elementary particle like a neutrino only much heavier. This is why the Large Hadron Collider is needed. Physicists are now working to find elementary particles that constitute our universe.
Make way for scale and the indeterminacy of Darwin.