It Produces No Energy but Pulls Us
Comparing Dark Matter and the Soul of the Universe
1. Both pass through everything.
2. Both operate through pulling rather than pushing.
3. Both result in binding together and higher speeds.
4. Both are invisible.
5. Both elicit awe.
1. The Soul is a field of energy that is everywhere at once.
2. The Soul is also inside human beings as a lure toward wholeness.
3. The Soul is embodied in the visible world, including ordinary matter.
4. The Soul changes all the time but never perishes.
5. The Soul is love.
Five-Sixths of our Universe is Dark Matter
"It's a type of particle, which we have yet to detect, that is the dominant component of the universe in terms of mass, and the dominant component around the galaxy. Unfortunately, we haven't detected this particle yet. That's why we call it dark. In science whenever we don't understand something -- dark matter, dark energy -- we tend to call it dark."
It turns out that the total amount of matter of all kinds, ordinary and not-ordinary, is about six times as much as ordinary matter, so the remaining five-sixths is something else. It's gotta be something else that we don't see, because we're not seeing it. It's something that's out there -- it's dark -- that simply means we're not seeing it.
Astronomers really for the most part only know about dark matter through the gravitatiional field it produces. And there are lots of different particles that can produce the gravitational fields.
Her research shows that something else must be pulling on the stars, accelerating them to higher speeds: dark matter. It produces no energy of its own, no visible light, no radio waves, x-rays, or other detectable form of energy. It reveals itself only because it pulls on the normal matter around it. This pull makes spiral galaxies spin faster and binds together clusters of galaxies that span tens of millions of light years.
Dark Matter as a Metaphor