Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

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A renowned particle physicist draws on original research into dark matter to illuminate the surprising connections between deep space and life on Earth.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780062328472
0062328476
Branch Call Number: 523.1 RAN
Characteristics: xv, 412 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Dec 07, 2016

While my personal favorite quantum equation is ER = EPR, I'm afraid I am highly skeptical of this author's assertions - - am in full agreement with the previous commenter, SPSit.
Dark matter is the term which accounts for our present day ignorance on celestial behavior, just as dark energy is the term to account for our present day ignorance on the apparent speeding up of the expansion of the Universe - - in both cases, there is no concrete evidence, just observational suggestions. Cannot label this hard science.

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SPSit
Jul 07, 2016

This is an interesting book. The writing is somewhat uneven as the same analogy was repeated, sometimes on the same page, which is probably the fault of the editor. I am not a physicist. I have no problem with physicists making assumptions and then using them to make models. What troubles me is that we know almost nothing of dark matter. And yet Dr. Randall or her team is trying to link dark matter to the disruption of the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago - that is too, too far fetched in my view.

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