Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU)
24 Apr 1995 01:42:14 GMT

In article <3neubb$>, David Bos <> writes:
=stgprao@sugarland.unocal.COM (Richard Ottolini) wrote:
=> There are other possible explanations for the redshift
=> than expanding space. These include some sort of net gravitational
=> deceleration with distance and reddening by intermediate matter/plasmas.
=> The redshift would still be a distance and age indicator, but no
=> longer mean an expanding origin.
=I have read something similar: about photons loosing energy on the way.
=I suppose that would depend on photons having mass or not.How is the current
=insight on that?

The "tired light" hypothesis, so beloved of creationists, hasn't been in use by
anybody except them since the 1950s or thereabouts.

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