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Touching Reality

Merritt, David (2023) Touching Reality. IAI News.

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Abstract

Dark matter has never been detected, yet it is a key part of the dominant theory of cosmology. An alternative theory, MOND, is empirically equivalent and more successful at making predictions. But the fact that it has no place for the existence of dark matter is a problem for scientific realists who see science as building on past theories.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Merritt, Daviddavid.r.merritt@gmail.com0000-0002-9339-1551
Keywords: critical scientific realism, empirical equivalence, paradigm shift, dark matter, cosmology, MOND
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: David Merritt
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 02:14
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 00:11
Item ID: 22699
Journal or Publication Title: IAI News
Publisher: The Institute of Art and Ideas
Official URL: https://iai.tv/articles/cosmologys-crisis-challeng...
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 25 October 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22699

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