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Comment 22 by Rtambree :

Comment 21 by I Deny :

What is "the problem of dark matter" specifically?

Quite simply what it is? If it's some type of subatomic particle, then what are the various properties (mass, spin, etc) of that particle and where does it fit into the standard model? Perhaps it's not a particle? We don't know. If not, what's causing the anomaly in galactic rotation and what accounts for all that lensing?

Now there is a reasonable question.

Do you deem the question unanswerable, or are you simply dying to know just like all of us? ;)

Your assertion that scientific progress is slowing, or plateauing, is based on specific questions rather than looking at the progress as a whole. If we somehow managed to clearly observe dark matter before next year, would your position as a whole change?

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