From Jerry Shifman:
Re: Where's the dark matter? Not here, befuddled astronomers find (April 18): "The Milky Way certainly rotates much faster than the visible matter alone can account for," Bidin said. "So if dark matter is not present where we expected it, a new solution for the missing mass problem must be found. Our results contradict the currently accepted models. The mystery of dark matter has just become even more mysterious."
I feel compelled at the outset to beg your forgiveness. I expect that well-meaning amateurs are a burden and distraction for you. Nevertheless. . .
The whole saga of the matter that is not really there has been playing out for many years. Where is the missing mass? How have we gone astray? I watch this with no small amount of frustration. The existing paradigm simply doesn't work. Clearly we are in need of a radical rethinking of the nature of mass and the process that produces the effects of gravitation.
I have been working on a new approach to gravitation since the 1970s. I cannot say, "Here is the answer!" I'm not that crazy. However, I do believe that my work shows the type of thinking that should be pursued. Perhaps a thoughtful reading, by someone with patience and open mindedness, might trigger some insight that could be helpful in finding our way out of this mess. I hate to think that a real gem might be overlooked simply because it is buried in heresy. I would be grateful if you could pass this thankless assignment along to someone on your staff.