Evolutionary thinking, which is based on materialism, has hindered science many times. People assume that there is no God (but then arrogantly use logic, which is non-material and is a part of God's nature), then they make philosophies of science. Even though the scientific evidence and logical conclusions should tell these owlhoots that God exists and made the universe (Romans 1:18-23), secularists commence to making up a heap of tall tales to avoid the Creator. When the evidence rears up on its hind legs and shows the folly of their ways, they dream up more tall tales, pronto (for example, see "Cosmology in Perpetual Crisis").
This is readily evident in cosmology and cosmogony. The Big Bang doesn't work, and today's version has very little resemblance to the Big Bang of, say, fifty years ago. Galaxies don't cotton to looking as old as materialists expect (galaxies would lose their shapes, for one thing), so they dream up dark matter and other dark...stuff for cosmic evolution. It all exists in the imagination, as there is no experimental of any other evidence for this dark stuff. The darkness is in the mind of the materialists who deny God.
First there was dark matter, then came dark energy, then dark photons and now there is talk of dark stars, dark planets and even dark intelligent life, in a whole dark galaxy within our Milky Way galaxy.It should brighten your day to finish reading the article. Just click on "Where materialism logically leads".
In an article musing on such claims, where the van Gogh painting “Starry night” is highlighted, in the caption to the painting is written, “Perhaps he knew something about the nature of the universe that we are just beginning to understand.” As much as I like the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, I don’t think he knew or envisaged, in the swirls illustrated in his painting, anything about invisible dark matter or a dark galaxy within ours. To suggest otherwise surely must be a joke, because physicists today know nothing about so-called dark matter and dark energy. It is called dark not because of what they don’t know, but because of what they do know.
This ludicrous situation has developed in astrophysics because of the initial assumption of materialism (matter and energy is all there is) and the dogmatic insistence that it must be rigorously applied to the origin and structure of this universe. As a result when physicists observe the rotation speeds of stars—not only in our own galaxy but also in many thousands of other spiral galaxies—they find that the stars in the spiral disks are moving too fast. They are moving so fast that in the assumed lifetimes of the galaxies, of the order of 10 billion years, the galaxies should have been eviscerated because their stars should have flown away from the galaxies, which could not hold onto them.