Re: Big Bang: How widely accepted?

Wesley Taylor (
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 09:19:44 +1000

In article <> Iain Coleman <iain> writes:

>The big bang _is_ almost universally accepted, as it fits the observational
>evidence. Unfortunately, it's hard to find good popular treatments of the
>theory (sure, there's plenty of books out there, but not many good ones).
>I strongly recommend you get hold of "The First Three Minutes" by Steven
>Weinberg - it's a bit old, but still a fine treatment.

You might try to read outside astronomy a little. Hannes Alfvens work in
Plasma Physics has done some real damage to Big Bang. The BB theory is NOT
almost universally accepted. There are some steady staters left and a whole
new crop of plasma cosmology theorists. Try Lerners "The Big Bang Never
Happened " as a start. He gives an excellent descripton of teh alternates
and the problems in publishing challenges to big bang.