Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU)
29 Apr 1995 21:37:21 GMT

In article <>, (Robert Roosen) writes:
= 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.

Er, if they didn't, there'd be no way to test them, and they'd be just another
religion. As it is, they make testable predictions, which means that, in
principle, if the hypotheses are invalid, they can be shown to be invalid.

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organization responsible for it. If it IS related to VAX/VMS, you can try to
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