From the New Statesman: To support Minkowski’s proposal, a 2014 paper published in arXiv, says the universe had no beginning and will have no end (a “block universe”), according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory general relativity. The model also helps solve the problem of dark matter and Read More…
From Rob Sheldon: The ideas of the Big Bang theory have been resisted by astronomers and cosmologists for decades if not millennia. Plato was against, Augustine was for a creation event. In modern times, the initial idea was put forward by a Belgian priest, Fr Georges Lemaitre in about 1927. Albert Einstein hated the idea, Read More…
The Big Bang and fine-tuning are not challenged fr lack of evidence but because they are unpopular evidence.
Sheldon: If this is the future of peer-reviewed physics, we are in deep trouble.
Planck data simply haven’t provided much support for these no-Bang, two-Bang, everywhere-a-bang bang universes.
Sheldon: In any case, the many recent comet missions are going to provoke a reanalysis of the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis paradigm
The most common explanation for the formation of planet Earth is that it formed by gravitational collapse from a cloud of particles (gas, ice, dust) swirling around the Sun. Specifically, the idea is that small planetesimals form as the various particles clump together (perhaps initially by cohesion, then by gravity), eventually growing into planets. Known Read More…
Pop culture rants, raves, and peeves have somehow found their expression today as “science.” This stuff doesn’t change; it just acquires science labels.
He explains why the Big Bang model is best given the current scientific data.
Of course, the Big Bang has never been popular. See Big Bang exterminator wanted, will train.
It sounds like a fun problem, actually, dare we say—a lighter moment?
First, cosmologists have been trying to falsify the Big Bang for decades. Many do not like it because of its theistic implications.
Most likely nothing will kill cosmic inflation theory. Nothing will kill multiverse theory. And nothing will kill the vampire.
But if time is infinite in the past, doesn’t that violate Hilbert’s Hotel? In which case, logic will tell us if physics doesn’t?
The researchers’ thesis does not, however, account for the Big Bang. That’s a biggie, so to speak.