One of my goals in life, other than riding in a blimp, is to coin an expression. My original catchphrase du jour is “science of the sinkholes.” It's a companion concept to go along with “God of the gaps.” The premise on “gaps” is that as science expands, religion is forced to claim less as miraculous, retreating to areas of scientific gaps in knowledge. On the flip side, science sinkholes continually expand, revealing more mysteries.
Science mines information but the knowledge hole keeps expanding, exposing ever-increasing layers to explore and explain. One such layer is the current hypothesis that most of the universe (95 percent) is made up of “dark matter” and “dark energy.” Dark matter has a gravitational effect but neither emits nor absorbs light - a big goose egg on the electromagnetic spectrum. It's like all that unlabeled stuff you got in the fridge. Yeah, it's there, but what is it? It was tough enough when I learned that Pluto wasn't really a planet, but this 95 percent mystery-meat thing is even harder to stomach.