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'Kills off dark matter" is probably overstating the case, but I love this theory because it ties together a lot of big ideas.

Verlinde's paper is here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.02269




What about the Bullet Cluster[0]? How does his idea address that?

His idea deserves some study but a title will "Kills off dark matter" is very infuriating

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_Cluster


If you read the Wikipedia article, it points out what MOND advocates say about the Bullet Cluster: they try to handwave it away. It's likely that Verlinde's theory needs a similar solution. Unfortunately for handwaving, over time, the number of weird dark-matter-related observations is growing.


I think the study that this article is about looks at lensing data in particular which should explain the bullet cluster, as well, no?


I remember reading about this as an undergraduate and thinking how attractive his ideas were -- I think Verlinde's ideas have been around for some time. Back then it seemed like few people were giving these ideas thought.

I hope more people decide to explore this avenue. It really is a fascinating take on gravity.




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