Dark matter - fudge factor? in Physics, Space Science and Theories Posted November 25, 2020 12 hours ago, Viktiste said: I don't think so. In fact I think you would not be taken seriously in the professional scientific community unless you embrace dark matter. Not so. Having been on a couple of science talks at a couple of universities. The dark matter subject was still open to question. 30% ( as a show of hands in the room ) still questioned DM as needing more proof.