Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

19 Apr 1995 17:25 CDT

In article <>, (Ferris) writes...
>>: > The three pieces of evidence that theories alternate to the Big
>>: > Bang have trouble coping with are :
>>: > 1. Redshifts of galaxies increases with their distance.
>The number one strength of the big bang theory is the reliability of the
>predictions this model makes about observeable phenomena. The most
>significant confirmation of a prediction that follows from the big bang
>model was the discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The
>concept that a pervasive "glow" from a very young, very hot universe should
>still be observable has been around since the 1940's. The 1965 discovery by
>AT&T Bell Labs researchers of the CMB confirmed this prediction and provided
>strong support for the big bang model. There are other predictions of the
>big bang which have been confirmed by observation--chief among these is the
>observation that the universe is expanding--and it is this power of
>prediction that makes the big bang the most compelling model for creation of
>the universe.

True indeed! Anyone curious should read _The First Three Minutes_ by
Steven Weinberg.

james b.