Archive for the ‘Anti-BB – observations’ Category

While my brain’s been buzzing over trying to choose a particular controversy in cosmology to concentrate on (e.g. dark matter debate, dark energy debate, dark flow debate, fine-tuning debate, debate over Lambda-CDM model fits…?), I thought it would be worth briefly mentioning something that appears to be fairly uniform among all of them, and indeed in […]

Stephen Hawking has now decided that he doesn’t believe that God had anything to do with creating the Big Bang. Choose your poison: The Guardian, ABC News, Universe Today, New Scientist CultureLab blog. New Scientist has a more recent opinion article on how Stephen Hawking was never religious in the first place, and that his use […]

I love how, when I think or read about cosmology, I can clearly see Thomas Kuhn’s framework of science (presented in his book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd ed., 1996). The Big Bang theory is the cosmological paradigm; it has been since it ‘won’ the debate against Steady State theory back in the ‘70s. […]

In his preface to The Big Bang Never Happened (1st Vintage Books ed., 1992), Lerner ironically asserts that scientists and the media believed that the COBE results overshadowed “minor” discoveries such as DNA, antibiotics, relativity, and quantum physics. Among a wave of accusations against COBE, Learner writes that “the results didn’t even prove the cosmic background […]

I began reading The Big Bang Never Happened (1st Vintage Books ed., 1992) by Eric Lerner this weekend. Actually, I haven’t read past the preface yet, but it certainly set a tone for the rest of the book. I couldn’t help but feel somewhat offended after reading the preface; it came off as sour and […]