A new study of 'Dark Matter' has revealed that theorized dark matter is mysteriously missing in the vicinity of the solar system versus what the theory says should be here. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/ ... y-missing/
Astronomers first proposed the existence of dark matter to explain why stars moved the way they did in the Milky Way. It was as if extra matter was present, exerting a gravitational pull that influenced the motions of the stars.
According to widely accepted theories, the neighborhood around the sun should be filled with dark matter, with billions of these particles rushing through us every second. However, the most accurate study yet of motions of stars in the Milky Way now has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the sun.
My suggestion has been that dark matter and dark energy has always been a 'fudge factor' to make observed results match theoretical/calculated results. That as a Virtual Reality, there is no reason why distant galaxies, etc. have to behave according to the consistent rule set of PMR science. That they are simply representations of a physical reality 'out there' expressed within the data stream coming to humans that creates the VR experience. We infer that rule set from our PMR experience.
This amounts to a confirmation of sorts that the VR representation is Earth centric as the place where IUOCs incarnate and PMR science is derived.