Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

David Bos (
19 Apr 1995 01:09:09 GMT (Robert Roosen) wrote:

>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.

Right, this has been bothering me. Isn't the general idea still that
redshifts must be caused by difference in velocity? While we know that
redshift can be caused by other things and that we can realy only measure
redshift, and not velocity.