The End of the Beginning
This months New Scientists cover reads - The End of the Beginning
Did the big bang really happen?
02 July 2005
Magazine issue 2506
Is it time to admit that the idea of a big bang just does not stack up? Marcus Chown meets the
doubters thinking the unthinkable
WHAT if the big bang never happened? Ask cosmologists this and they'll usually tell you it is a
stupid question. The evidence, after all, is written in the heavens. Take the way galaxies are
scattered across the sky, or witness the fading afterglow of the big bang fireball. Even the way
the atoms in your body have come into being over the eons. They are all smoking guns that point to
the existence 13.7 billion years ago of an ultra-hot, ultra-dense state known as the big bang.
Or are they? A small band of researchers is starting to ask the question no one is supposed to
ask. Last week the dissidents met to review the evidence at the first ever Crisis in Cosmology
conference in Monção, Portugal. There they argued that cosmologists' most cherished theory of the
universe fails to explain certain crucial observations. If they are right, the universe ...
The complete article is 3472 words long.
Physics, Cosmology and the Big Bang - Links
Christopher W. Ashcraft
Northwest Creation Network