Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Gil Hardwick (
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 01:49:22 GMT

In article <>, JAMES BENTHALL ( writes:
>Just to correct a common misunderstanding. The Big Bang did not explode
>"into" anything--there was no "space" to explode into. The Big Bang (it
>is theorized) "created" the space as the expansion occurred. When we are
>looking at quasars millions of light-years distant receding from us, they
>are not receding "into" space, rather *the space between us is expanding*!
>We are stationary and the quasar is stationary, but the space between us
>is expanding!

What a silly idea. Not surprising at all that the mind boggles trying
to get a grip on it.

Ah, James, let me ask you what is space but a whole lot of nothingness
to start with?

Are you arguing that this primordial Big Bang created a whole lot of
new nothingness as it expanded into the old nothingness, or are you
merely arguing that it had filled the old nothingness with so much

The apparently expanding extent of such rubble consequently allowing
some latter-day juvenile star-dreamer now to redefine the extent of
nothingness, as distinct from the nothingness beyond.

Have you read Zukav's The Dancing Wu Li Masters, perchance? You ought
to . . .

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