This Top Ten: A work-in-progress

Each key point of the New Year’s Eve Top Ten posting about Big Bang cosmology will be re-worked until the general consensus is that each captures a greater truth.

Top Ten Reasons To Put Big Bang Cosmology Into Time Out

#10  It’s a bully! In spite of the many problems associated with Big Bang Cosmology, it continues successfully to elbow out competition. Key question: How is anything infinitely manifest? Is that simple?

#9 It’s a false start! It pushes around creativity and corners the imagination. It disregards the other base Planck units, especially Planck Length and Planck Time. Key question: What is its ordering principle? By ignoring the bedrock principles of continuity and symmetry, Big Bang Cosmology has no ordering system and no explanation for homogeneity and isotropy.

#8 It’s a Hot Head!  Big Bang cosmology  doesn’t play by the rules. It is not predictive. It makes the rules up as it goes along.

In process: Currently being reworked and more-pointedly focused:

#7  It’s an elitist.

#6  It’s wasteful. “Conserve? Why?”

#5 It demands all the attention, “It’s all about me.

#4   Big Bang cosmology is nihilistic; it is certainly not about love.

#3.  Big bang cosmologists have even tried to get rid of the infinite.

#2. The big bang theory is sexist and misogynistic.

#1.  In Process     What would you add?


Working Notes:

  1. The Big Bang: Third Edition    By Joseph Silk
  2. Universe: The Solar System   By Roger Freedman, Robert Geller, William J. Kaufmann
  3. The Cosmic Compendium: The Big Bang & the Early Universe  By Rupert W Anderson
Λ (lambda) represents the cosmological constant.

James Hannam has a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge and is the author of The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution (published in the UK as God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science).  Wayne Hu, Future of Cosmological Physics:  Dark Energy (Dark Matter) Teichmüller space

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