Re: Big Bang: How widely accepted?

T. Joseph W. Lazio (
25 Aug 1995 12:15:44 GMT

>>>>> "RR" == Robert Roosen <> writes:

>> the BBT (and the SST for all that) have all to do with physics, so
>> let the physicists decide what they think is a likely theory.

RR> Yes, that is my point exactly. Cosmology as an astronomical
RR> subject has pretty well disappeared under the onslaught of the
RR> physicists. Cosmology as an anthropological topic is not even
RR> considered.

I don't understand this at all. First, you complain that cosmology
doesn't have any astronomy left in it, then you complain that
physicists don't consider anthropology. Well, which is it?

RR> Calling the Big Bang cosmology was a great PR move on the part
RR> of the physicists. However, it has also narrowed the definition
RR> of the word to where it has lost many of its original meanings.

Umm, Fred Hoyle coined the term "Big Bang." The same Fred Hoyle you
lament as being "oppressed" for his exhortations of the Steady State

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