http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p02q597f.mp3#t=00:09:10 Dark Matter, Why they call it a halo? - In Our Time - BBC Radio 4
The theory is essentially that our fundamental notions of physics and cosmology are biased by our cultural history and religious theories.
It has always struck me strange that many of our scientific theories, particularly in the fields of physics and cosmology, are remarkably similar to Creationism (save for the time scale). The Big Bang in particular is straight out of Genesis.
The thought is that the inspiration for the mathematical basis for these theories emerges subconsciously from our cultural myths. This would only be possible if the domain of possible mathematical models that fit the observable data we have was strangely vast - so that theories that lack the folkloric inspiration element were somehow both possible and more likely to be discovered.
When we look at dark matter in particular, can we not deduce that our fundamental theory is way off the mark? Is it not possible that Einstein's original Thought Experiment with regard to observers and the speed of light is wrong, and wrong in a strange way in that it posits our relation to observers in terms that are based on deep cultural biases that may even be baked into the way we think genetically?
What if we were to look at each social observer being fundamentally similar in an information sense, and centred at the origin of the universe - that is equal from an information point of view? What if we were to prefer the theories that blaspheme?
# See also
Here we explore how easy it is to invent a particle to explain experimental results.
# Who believes in god?
The existence of God is subject to lively debate in the philosophy of religion, popular culture, and philosophy. Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others for thousands of years. In philosophical terms, such arguments involve primarily the disciplines of epistemology (the nature and scope of knowledge) and ontology (study of the nature of being, existence, or reality) and also the theory of value, since concepts of perfection are connected to notions of God. A wide variety of arguments exist which can be categorized as metaphysical, logical, empirical, or subjective - wikipedia