Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Isn't dark matter and dark energy evidence of the spiritual world?

Scientists claim everything in the universe is physical

...except for dark matter and dark energy.

Well if it ain't physical, it's what we have worded spiritual.


"Scientists do not claim everything in the universe is physical."

Well, yeah.. not anymore.. not with the realization of dark matter and dark energy

21 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Science does not support or exclude the existence of the spiritual world. That is because religion has not given a proper definition of "the spiritual world".  It is whatever you believe it is -- so you can believe any aspect of science supports vague unsubstantiated definitions. However, real science has been burying religion for centuries and will continue to do so.  If you present a solid definition or premise of a classically religion based "spiritual world" it will likely be contradicted by observable science. (E.g. diseases are caused by curses from God -- nope, they are caused by microorganisms, genetic aberrations or toxins in the environment.)

    The more we learn about the universe, the smaller the domain of religion becomes.  Dark matter and dark energy are no different. 

    Dark Matter cannot be seen, but its gravitational effects are mathematically and observably evident.  Think of invisible hydrogen clouds between the stars. Dark energy is currently a hypothesis to explain why the expansion of our universe is accelerating rather than decelerating. The observation of the expansion of the universe (from the Big Bang) is evidence that the creationism basis for religions and their vagaries of a "spiritual world" are just stories.

  • 2 months ago

    Do not know for sure but they are open up a lot of paranormal activity playing around with stuff like that. Antimatter is not matter, but it takes a very powerful magnet to keep it from destroying us.

  • 2 months ago

    Dark matter and energy do not imply that they are not physical nor do they imply anything spiritual and no religion has predicted or described either one. Basically your argument amounts to "that sounds really weird and I don't understand it, so it must be spiritual".

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It isn't dark because it doesn't exist it is dark because it has no effect on electromagnetic fields. 

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  • 2 months ago

    What we call dark matter and dark energy have a physical effect on our reality, thus they (or whatever is causing the effects) are a physical reality. Invisible electromagnetic waves had a physical impact on our reality long before they could be explained and investigated, our lack of knowledge does not stop things that we cannot yet explain from being real or physical. 

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, since matter, energy, time and space are all elements of the natural universe. None of them have anything to do with the reality of the spirit world.

  • 2 months ago

    No, not any more than any creation of God.  We can perceive His existence by all of the things He made, not but especially because of dark matter and energy.

    Gravity is a property of matter and energy.  Dark matter and energy were discovered when more gravity was found than could be accounted for by the regular (called "luminous") matter and energy.

    Almighty God Jehovah is Spirit, not matter.  As our Creator, He creates from nothing, and has full control of dynamic energy, but he is not energy. Isaiah 40:25-26  says so.

    Almighty God still exists, and is the Creator of the universe, but He decides who finds Him -  and it's NOT with a telescope or a knowledge of gravity.  Those who seek him sincerely and earnestly will do so, and he is not far off from each one of us. Acts 17:26-27

    More information can be found in the videos and links below.  (Please excuse the ads from youtube - I wish I could remove them, but can't.)


    Dark matter, a component of the universe whose presence is discerned from its gravitational attraction rather than its luminosity. Dark matter makes up 30.1 percent of the matter-energy composition of the universe; the rest is dark energy (69.4 percent) and “ordinary” visible matter (0.5 percent).

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  • 2 months ago

    everything points to there being a God, atheists would have us believe that everything came from an infinite nothing, how does everything come out of a void, God created the universe

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    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Scientists don't claim anything about dark matter and dark energy, moron. Dark matter and dark energy are not evidence. Dark matter and dark energy are hypotheses. Dark matter and dark energy have not been proven to exist. You have no idea what proof or the scientific method are.

  • 2 months ago

    No. The spiritual world is beyond humans ability to comprehend.

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