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#1 Kay



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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:45 AM

New Scientist

The Genesis problem

13 January 2012

THE term "big bang" was famously coined as a term of abuse. During a radio interview in 1949, cosmologist Fred Hoyle was pouring scorn on the idea that the universe simply popped into existence when he unwittingly invented a catchy name for the theory that eventually won out.

The big bang is now part of the furniture of modern cosmology, but Hoyle's unease has not gone away. Many physicists have been fighting a rearguard action against it for decades, largely because of its theological overtones. If you have an instant of creation, don't you need a creator?

Cosmologists thought they had a workaround. Over the years, they have tried on several different models of the universe that dodge the need for a beginning while still requiring a big bang. But recent research has shot them full of holes (see "Why physicists can't avoid a creation event"). It now seems certain that the universe did have a beginning.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

This is interesting! I'm beginning to get interested but the article seem to not complete it wanted to subscribe to continue the story.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:44 AM

If a tree falls in the forrest and there is not creature with a sense of hearing, the falling tree makes no sound. (Bishop Berkerly) Therefore, since there was nobody there to hear the "Big Bang", it never happened!

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