Just one question and one remark.
>>...a group of astrophysicists in the UK has found that this radiation -
>>the microwave 'echo' of the big bang - may in fact have been modified >>or
`corrupted' as it passed through galaxy clusters on its way to >>Earth....<<
(and please, spare the Euclidean geometry in explaining cosmology)
>>the universe is dominated by cold 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' - a
>>view that has been confirmed by recent
> > measurements on the cosmic background radiation.<<
(At least assigned to it and believed so, supported by zillions of theory
laden measurements and mathematical congruences).
I assign those 'discrepancies' which led to the 'dark' content to our
lack of omniscience: our 'not-omni' assigns ALL to the so far discovered
cognitive inventory - and it is not enough. I like the 'dark', not because
of its physical meaning as non-radiant, but because understanding it will
require more 'enlightenment' in the topics of the wholeness.
Cosmo-physicists don't like to confess to ignorance in explaining data.
If the darkness is 'dominant', then so is our ignorance. We know little.
Concerning the quote in the question:
if radiation could be 'corrupted', changed, by passing features in the
cosmos, a similar phenomenon could be assigned to the redshift as well and
we can start re-thinking the science of our expanding universe.
But what can be done with so many calculations, dissertations, awards,
(incl. Nobels), theories and tenures - all based (and successfully included)
in all of these? Not to speak about the 2-3 generations of so brainwashed
scientists who imbibed all that with the nursing milk of their Alma Mater.
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Subject: Physicists attack cosmological model
> > News
> > Physicists attack cosmological model (Feb 6)
> > http://physicsweb.org/article/news/8/2/4
> > Many astronomers believe that the universe is dominated by cold 'dark
> > matter' and 'dark energy' - a view that has been confirmed by recent
> > measurements on the cosmic background radiation. Now, however, a
> > of astrophysicists in the UK has found that this radiation - the
> > microwave 'echo' of the big bang - may in fact have been modified or
> > `corrupted' as it passed through galaxy clusters on its way to Earth.
> > The result could undermine previous evidence for both dark matter and
> > energy (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 347 L67;
> > arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0306180)