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Hello all, hope you're doing well. I was directed to this site and was curious what the scientifically literate here would think of it. I don't really see the point this article is making other than "nothing is proven yet, more research required."
Well I investigated it a bit more, and it seems to be from a competing school of cosmology that uses something called "plasma cosmology" instead of the big bang for the birth of the universe. Anybody well versed in science care to explain the merits or lack-there of about this theory?
You are right. That was an article trying to get funding for plasma cosmology. Nobody pays any attention to plasma cosmology. For one, it contradicts Einstein
Edited by JDHURF on 12/16/2011 06:18
The following is something that grips a lot of scientists:

What is more, the big bang theory can boast of no quantitative predictions that have subsequently been validated by observation.

This is true, for the fact that if the Big Bang did occur, and our understanding is correct, it is not a repeatable experiment we can ever conduct.

However, the HBB does make predictions - for instance, at one point in the inflation, space itself would have expanded faster than the speed of light. If gravitation acts at the speed of light we should be able to observe gravitational waves in the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation - this study is something I worked on for a very short time in university.

It is also interesting to look at the signatories, very few from the big UK physics universities (one retired guy from Manchester, a student from Cambridge, noone from Oxford). I trust many have signed on because it is simply a ball-ache to get any sort of funding for any sort of scientific study.
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