Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Robert Roosen (
Sat, 29 Apr 1995 19:54:52 GMT

My question is whether this "astronomical cosmology" can really
exist without an underlying cultural basis.
I studied cosmology an a part of anthropology and it made good
sense. These hypotheses that are presently being advanced as "cosmology"
by people who are not even astronomers (eg Einstein, Hawking, etc.) are
not supported by astronomical observations. They contain speculations
that go way beyond what the data can support.
Apparently, this approach to cosmology has grown out of a joke by
Eddington. He claimed that he and others were so brilliant that they
could create a mathematical model of the universe that was more perfect
than the observers could test. Lesser minds do not realize that the
claim was a joke. There really are people that think some day "we" will
explain everything.
I am not one of those people.