Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Robert Roosen (
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 03:56:16 GMT

Ferris ( wrote:
: There are other predictions of the
: big bang which have been confirmed by observation--chief among these is the
: observation that the universe is expanding--and it is this power of
: prediction that makes the big bang the most compelling model for creation of
: the universe.

I believe you've got the cart before the horse on this point. As
Burbidge pointed out, "If you interpret the redshifts as expansion
redshifts (subtly different from "explosion" redshifts), then the
universe is expanding."
Definitely, interpreting the redshifts in this way led to various
expanding universe theories, including the big bang.
This is an example of people discovering their assumptions and
treating them as something new.