THEORY OF DARK
Theory states that the Universe around us is completely filled
Dark has physical
properties that cause our vision to be
obscured and make it hard to see things. To see anything, some of this
dark must be removed.
is no such thing as light.
Light is just the absence of dark.
Photograph of dark
taken in the
W.A. Museum at 3.00 am on 1/4/07.
Our eyes are affected by dark. Too much dark makes it difficult for us
to see things.
Indeed, in a totally closed dark-filled room we cannot see at all. Even
cats cannot see in total darkness.
Things that absorb dark are called darksuckers.
There are many natural
darksuckers. These include
lightning, flames, glow worms, the stars and the Sun.
The Sun is a really big darksucker.
Day and Night
The side of the Earth facing the Sun has most of the dark sucked off it
by the Sun. We call this side daytime.
The side of the Earth facing away from the Sun is still quite dark
because the Sun cannot suck dark from that side of the Earth. We call
that side night-time.
The moon is not a darksucker. The Sun can actually suck some
dark from the Earth by reflection off the moon.
Many artificial darksuckers have been manufactured. These
include candles, kerosene lamps, battery torch lights, fluorescent
tubes, and electric darksuckers (previously know as light
an electric darksucker
Cars have several (usually
two or more)
darksuckers on the front. These help remove the dark from in front of
the car as it travels along.
Most streets have darksuckers hung from post at intervals of about 50
metres. These also help drivers see what is ahead on the road.
Materials that freely transmit dark are called transparent.
Transparent materials include glass, water, air, perspex, and many more.
Materials through which dark cannot pass are called opaque.
Opaque materials include sheets of metals, thick cardboard, sheets of
wood, and more.
Shadows occur in areas where a dark sucker cannot reach.
are caused by opaque objects blocking the suction of a darksuckers.
benefits of Dark
has many health
giving properties. Dark helps prevent skin cancer. It can reduce the
incidence of cataracts in the eyes and it can soothe sore eyes.
Some people find that dark can lead to better sleeping patterns.
However, too much dark can lead to a deficiency of vitamin D.
Fear of Dark
Some people are afraid of dark. This is referred to as nyctophobia.
However dark is completely harmless to humans.
Traditional photography used a film coated with a sensitive silver salt
emulsion. Silver salts, such as silver bromide, are very stable when
However, if the dark is removed from the film’s emulsion, the silver
salt decomposes leaving behind small traces of silver metal which
appear black on the film.
Photographs taken with too much dark (often wrongly called
under-exposed) are usually spoiled and come out too black.
Photographers always developed their photographs in a dark filled room
called a dark room.
comes from the term camera obscura which means dark room.
darksuckers include the
DAD (Dark Absorbing Diode)
Absorption by the Simulated Engulfing of Rays)
In 1986, H.J. Robinson of the Bell
U.S.A. finally proved the existence of dark and published the Theory
of Darksuckers in 1988.
In 2007, The Light and Sound Discovery
the Western Australian Museum - Fremantle History Museum presented F.R.I.E.D.
(The First Real International Exhibition of Darksuckers).
and Easy Introduction
AND YOUNG BOYS
Rectilinear Propagation of
Dark travels in straight lines towards a darksucker.
History of Dark theory
There have been many attempts to explain dark.
Newton believed that dark consisted of particles.
became known as the Newtonian or Corpuscular Theory of Dark.
However, the corpuscular theory could not explain certain phenomena,
such as interference patterns and diffraction.
In order to explain interference and diffraction, in 1804, Young
suggested that dark consisted of waves.
Because scientists were not sure if dark
consisted of waves or of particles, they called it either.
Today we know that dark consists of waves that travels through
the either as small packets of waves called darkons. Darkons
travel through the either at 2.998 x 108 metres per
Dark travels more slowly through materials such as water
glass. Dark travels slowest through diamond. The speed of dark
in diamond is 1.24 x 108 metres per second.
Colours of dark
There are seven shades of dark. Together they are known as a
spectrum. The shades are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and
violet. When all the shades of dark in the spectrum are
combined they produce black.
Red darksucker will suck all colours of dark except red dark.
Thus when a red darksucker is turned on, the region around it suddenly
A red darksucker leaves red
dark behind and sucks
in the other colours.
A blue darksucker will suck all colours of dark except blue dark.
coloured darksucker is simply a normal darksucker surrounded by
Coloured glass will allow all colours of dark to pass through
it except its own colour. For example, red glass will allow all colours
of dark to pass through except red dark. Thus a red darksucker
leaves red dark behind.
Darksuckers with coloured glass filters are used as traffic lights at
Although Edison did not invent the darksucker, he was the first to
perfect a practical darksucker.
Edison originally used carbon filaments in a vacuum filled glass globe
for his darksuckers. To make a good darksucker a good vacuum pump was
needed to pump sufficient vacuum into the glass globe.
The pressure of a vacuum is measured in units of hoovers
(abbreviated to Ho). One hoover is the vacuum produced by one
Hoover Constellation Vacuum Pump pumping vacuum for one second.
Edison needed a very high vacuum in his darksuckers. (This is commonly
referred to as HiHo.)
Dark and Flat
A darksucker converts the dark
In a battery torch, the flat is transferred to the battery by a
flow of electricity (conventional current of course). The battery
slowly gets filled with flat, until it works no more. Hence we
should say the battery is Full (not flat).
The quantity of flat is measured in jewels (J).
The jewel is the amount of flat developed when
the force exerted by one newt pushes an object one
The size of a battery is measured in vaults (V). Most
small batteries are about 1.5 vaults.
Very small batteries can be measured in the unit “notional milli vault”
(abbreviated to “not mi vault”).
One not mi vault = 0.001 vault
One example of high vaultage is the San Andreas Vault.
of a Darksucker
get hot as they suck dark. The amount of dark
sucked per second (the power of the darksucker) is measured in the
units who (W) named after a famous British doctor.
Unfortunately, due to the
cold weather, some of the darksuckers have
household darksuckers are about 60 who.
A garden growing darksuckers from bulbs.
we are entering a
new Dark Age.