Faith and sight are opposites, like light and darkness, good and evil. When you have one you don't need the other, and vice versa. We also use them as concepts in a unified theory of everything.
The first axiom of popular science (SciPop) is There's a causal relationship between space-time and gravity. It's Newton's law of universal gravitation. Dark matter is a major deity in the atheist pantheon assigned to defend this axiom.
After repeated failures to detect dark matter, whoever comes up with an explanation of why we can't detect it which enhances the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop), will get a Nobel Prize.
All current cosmological models show that somewhere between %80-85 of the mass of the universe is missing. Based on our understanding of particle physics we can move this number up to %90. Where is it?
Axiom III is "Earth is the Center of the Observable Universe." We can deduce Principle I from the following physical evidence, empirical observations or established theories which are part of Axiom III.
For centuries the scientific mainstream has been building a narrative of godless existence (SciPop). The purpose of SciPop is to account for human existence in a way that requires no supernatural cause.
Scientifically illiterate science worshipers (SISWs) frequently tout the importance of empirical evidence. They squawk the phrase "empirical evidence" like parrots squawking "pieces of eight, pieces of eight".Scientifically illiterate science worshipers (SISWs) frequently tout the importance of empirical evidence. They use the phrase like parrots squawking "pieces of eight, pieces of eight."
Theoretical and empirical are opposites, like dark and light. Empirical means verified by direct observation. Theoretical can't be seen, it's what we hope for, which is why we became a scientist.
It's an undeniable scientific fact that dark matter must exist in order to explain the full suite of observations we have about the Universe. That is, if you have a priori rejected the truth.
In the quest to understand dark matter, scientists have now determined that the effective size of dark matter particles — how strong their interactions with regular matter are — must be smaller than we thought.