Re: Big Bang: How widely accepted?

Richard A. Schumacher (
25 Aug 1995 18:10:15 -0500

In <> (Robert Roosen) writes:

>to suppress the Pele' story. The editors in New York had simply never
>heard of her. Once they knew about her, they marketed that story, too.
> Sure would like to see someone tell those editors about other
> cosmologies.

What, you've never heard of Eric J. Lerner? He posts in sci.astro
regularly. His book "The Big Bang Never Happened" was a seven-day
wonder, the darling of the media, about two years ago. The "New
York editors" cabal has heard of other theories, they're just
clever enough to realize that the great majority of evidence (and
thus informed opinion) is on the side of the Big Bang.

(I note in passing that cranks typically pay no attention to
other cranks or to legitimate alternate theories; they're
interested only in attacking orthodoxy and in promoting their
own pet ideas.)