Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Ralph Burkett (
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 12:36:25 LOCAL

In article <> (Ferris) writes:

>The number one strength of the big bang theory is the reliability of the
>predictions this model makes about observeable phenomena.

> 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 have no problem at all with the Big Bang theory except that I have read in a
great many articles (and books) that it is viewed that "space" itself is
expanding and taking "matter" along for the ride. If this is in fact the case
why do we measure stellar objects, in our galaxy, with approaching radial
velocities?? I would have thought that "everything" would show varying
degrees of redshift.

For an interesting alternative to the BB theory have a read of "The Big Bang
Never Happened" by E.J. Lerner. It does'nt convince me - yet :-) - but it is


Ralph Burkett
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