Re: Big Bang: How widely accepted?

Iain Coleman ((no email))
Fri, 1 Sep 1995 13:18:52 GMT (Roelof Ruules) wrote:
>In <> (Robert Roosen) writes:
>> Cosmology in the anthropological sense is the creation myth that
>>a society promotes.
>> For instance, in the Norse legends, two brothers killed the frost
>>giant and built the earth out of his body.
>> The Big Bang cosmology is the creation myth of the
>>Military/Industrial Complex.
>Can you explain to me what the military has to do with it? Certainly,
>they do a lot of funding for scientific research. But as far as they
>are concerned, it could be Big Bang, it could be Steady State, it could
>be anything. They don't care. Nor does industry. Scientists care.
>None other. What are you trying to say?

I think it's very clear what he's trying to say.

"I don't understand modern astrophysics. However, it does seem to conflict
with my own pet theories. So, rather than go to all the effort of trying to
understand these things, I would much rather try to trivialise them by
insinuating that they are no more valid than ancient myths. I really don't
have a clue about the scientific method, but my head is too far up my arse
for me to either know or care about my own ignorance."

Hope that helps,