Friends: I read this news article one day last week. I respect and appreciate the work of the world’s great scientific community. The article is in purple below…my comments are in black….Bible verses are in Red (ESV). 😊
Scientists Are Pretty Sure They Found a Portal to the Fifth Dimension
This theory builds on an idea first stated in 1999, but is unique in its findings.
Dark matter makes up 75 percent of matter but has never been observed … yet.
In a new study, scientists say they can explain dark matter by positing a particle that links to a fifth dimension.
While the “warped extra dimension” (WED) is a trademark of a popular physics model first introduced in 1999, this research, published in The European Physical Journal C, is the first to cohesively use the theory to explain the long-lasting dark matter problem within particle physics.
Our knowledge of the physical universe relies on the idea of dark matter, which takes up the vast majority of matter in the universe. Dark matter is a kind of pinch hitter that helps scientists explain how gravity works, because a lot of features would dissolve or fall apart without an “x factor” of dark matter. Even so, dark matter doesn’t disrupt the particles we do see and “feel,” meaning it must have other special properties as well.
“[T]here are still some questions which do not have an answer within the [standard model of physics],” the scientists, from Spain and Germany, explain in their study. “One of the most significant examples is the so-called hierarchy problem, the question why the Higgs boson is much lighter than the characteristic scale of gravity. [The standard model of physics] cannot accommodate some other observed phenomena. One of the most striking examples is the existence of dark matter.”
(The article has a few more paragraphs of scientific discussion relevant to theorized problem solving and scientific thought as to how the ‘all’ of the universe and the gazillion pieces and parts of its infinite complexity of interaction work and are held together. Such articles always cause me to pause and worship our Creator God…He is there…and He has spoken. This amazing and wonderful universe ‘declares’…it speaks of HIM.
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Genesis 1:8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
Genesis 1:4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
Jeremiah 10:12 It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Nehemiah 9:6 “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
Romans 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Jeremiah 32:17 ‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
Psalm 8:3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
Jesus, God the Son, is more…soooo much more than an ‘X-Factor’…
Hebrews 1:3 He (Jesus) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.