[Marxism] The Big Bang Theory

Paul Gallagher pgallagher4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:49:01 MDT 2008


Here's a point by point refutation of Lerner's "The Big Bang Never Happened":
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/lerner_errors.html

The evidence for dark matter came initially from observations of the motion
of galaxies and the rotation of stars within galaxies. That is, the
evidence for dark matter is its observed gravitational effects on
visible matter.
Dismissing the existence of dark matter given this evidence means
rejecting existing theories of gravitation. If you're going to reject Newton
and Einstein, you'll need to provide alternative theories and make a
very strong case

One reason for rejecting claims that the universe is infinitely old
is that such an universe requires supernatural intervention. Stephen Hawking
states:
"But if your theory disagrees with the Second Law of Thermodynamics,
it is in bad trouble. In fact, the theory that the universe has
existed forever is in serious difficulty with the Second Law of
Thermodynamics. The Second Law, states that disorder always increases
with time. Like the argument about human progress, it indicates that
there must have been a beginning. Otherwise, the universe would be in
a state of complete disorder by now, and everything would be at the
same temperature. In an infinite and everlasting universe, every line
of sight would end on the surface of a star. This would mean that the
night sky would have been as bright as the surface of the Sun. The
only way of avoiding this problem would be if, for some reason, the
stars did not shine before a certain time.

"In a universe that was essentially static, there would not have been
any dynamical reason, why the stars should have suddenly turned on, at
some time. Any such 'lighting up time' would have to be imposed by an
intervention from outside the universe."
http://www.hawking.org.uk/lectures/bot.html

Paul




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