I remember this topic being easier to understand in Sunday School. :)
The Lord chuckles...
The only reason ‘dark energy’ and ‘dark matter’ were MADE UP by scientists was to explain why their theories about the Universe were not matching the reality of the Universe.
In the picture show at the lead of this thread, there are ‘blue’ (approaching) galaxies and ‘red’ (receding) galaxies. The BLUE are coming towards us, the RED are moving away.
YET, the Big Bang/Expansion theory says that all the galaxies are moving AWAY from us , and from each other. Why, then, are there ‘blue’ shifted galaxies?
Per this article, scientists have three things to deal with:
If you have TWO of those factors , you can deduce the THIRD.
Scientists are using just ONE of these factors to get the other two. That means they are making an ASSUMPTION about the SECOND factor. Then they say that assumption is based on the FIRST factor.
I would say the only evidence that is mounting is that we still do not understand the makeup of the Universe very well.
Dark energy ping!
They say the reason for dark energy and dark matter is to explain why galaxies stay ‘together’, instead of flying wildly apart.
Today there were tornadoes, some covering a path a mile wide, spinning a debris ball at speeds up to at least 150 mph.
Why did the debris circle around the tornado? There is no black hole or giant mass at the center of a tornado.
What keeps the ‘mass’ circling the tornado? What keeps stars circling the galaxy?