Corpus ID: 118582037

Comment on "The Real Problem with MOND" by Scott Dodelson, arXiv:1112.1320

  title={Comment on "The Real Problem with MOND" by Scott Dodelson, arXiv:1112.1320},
  author={John W. Moffat and Viktor T. Toth},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  • John W. Moffat, Viktor T. Toth
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
  • We comment on arXiv:1112.1320 and point out that baryonic oscillations of the matter power spectrum, while predicted by theories that do not incorporate collisionless cold dark matter, are strongly suppressed by the statistical window function that is used to process finite-sized galaxy samples. We assert that with present-day data sets, the slope of the matter power spectrum is a much stronger indicator of a theory’s validity. We also argue that MOND should not be used as a strawman theory as… CONTINUE READING

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