Dark Theory states that the Universe around us is completely filled with dark.

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.

There 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.

Eyes and Seeing

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.

Natural 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 of the dark from the Earth by reflection off the moon.

Artificial Darksuckers

Many artificial darksuckers have been manufactured. These include candles, kerosene lamps, battery torch lights, fluorescent tubes, and electric darksuckers (previously know as light globes).

an electric darksucker

Darksuckers in Cities

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.

Transparent and Opaque

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. Shadows are caused by opaque objects blocking the suction of a darksuckers.

Health benefits of Dark

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 saturated with dark.

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.


The word camera comes from the term camera obscura which means dark room.

Modern Darksuckers

Modern darksuckers include the

DAD (Dark Absorbing Diode)

and the

DASER (Dark Absorption by the Simulated Engulfing of Rays)

Dark Today

In 1986, H.J. Robinson of the Bell Laboratories U.S.A. finally proved the existence of dark and published the Theory of Darksuckers in 1988.

In 2007, The Light and Sound Discovery Centre at the Western Australian Museum - Fremantle History Museum presented F.R.I.E.D. (The First Real International Exhibition of Darksuckers).


being a

Familiar and Easy Introduction


Rectilinear Propagation of Dark

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. This 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.

The 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 second.

Dark travels more slowly through materials such as water and 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.

Coloured Darksuckers

Red darksucker will suck all colours of dark except red dark. Thus when a red darksucker is turned on, the region around it suddenly appears red.

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.

How a coloured darksucker works.

A coloured darksucker is simply a normal darksucker surrounded by coloured glass.

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 intersections.

Thomas Edison

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 into flat.

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).

Quantitative Measurements

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 metre.

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.

Power of a Darksucker

Darksuckers 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.
Most household darksuckers are about 60 who.

A garden growing darksuckers from bulbs.

Unfortunately, due to the cold weather, some of the darksuckers have become frosted.

Today we are entering a new Dark Age.