Thursday, March 26, 2009

Plasma theory: An alternative to the Big Bang?

A friend writes to say,
Timothy Eastman advocates plasma theory as the most promising alternative to a big bang cosmogony. A good book on this subject is by Eric Lerner Ph.D., a science journalist who titled it The Big Bang Never Happened. It's a fascinating study, because if the Big Bang is abandoned, some of the biggest stars in our firmament (Hubble, Lemaitre, Guth, Dirac, Hawking, Rees, and more) will have to start from scratch.
I think the Big Bang probably did happen, and I am not threatened by people who think otherwise, so I suggest reading what these people have to say.