Dark matter will go the way of the cosmic ether

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My personal opinion is that dark matter will go the way of the cosmic ether of space. (or the ether-drift/ether-wind) If we accept the simple fact that we do not undestand how gravity works over great distances then there is no need for dark matter. Dark matter is simply a fudge factor needed to make the math work. (look up the theories that try to explain why gravity is so weak compared to the other fundamental forces of nature. Many posit that gravities influence extends to dimensions beyond those of our 3-D space/time thereby weakening its effects locally)
If you consider that we have failed to find the higgs boson and use the standard candle method to measure great distances, it is no leap of faith to think that we do not undestand how gravity works over great distances.
Also, on a completely unscientfic note; the universe seems to have an underlying element of beauty in its construction and dark matter seems to be rough and brutish to me.
 
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