craig weiler wrote:Personally, I think that the big bang theory needs to just go away. Too many problems with it.
Funny, but that's what I think about the ganzfield experiments...
In any event, what do you suggest replace the BBT?
My favorite alternative model is the Electomagnetic Universe model. (EMU)
Unlike Big Bang theories, which I consider to be poor science due to its attempting to deal with an unfalsifiable question, which leads to its placing primacy in theoretical models, rather than facts, and such imbecilicly unscientific statesment's as Gellman's dictum that to be true a theory "must be beautiful", the EMU model does not consider origin to be a valid question.
EMT deals with the observable facts, and nothing else. The only time I recall EMU theorists touching on the problem of "origin" the reasoning went like this.
First, assume nothing that cannot be deduced from what is "known". We "know" the amount of matter in the universe, and we "know" the volume of space.
What follows is not gosple to EMU theorist, merely a demonstration that, if one takes these two data points, and assume for the sake of demonstration only that at one point, that amount of matter was distributed evenly throughout space.
Assuming those two factors are the only thing in existence, means assuming the universe was at absolute zero, without even kinetic energy.
With only these conditions at an arbitrary start point, within three hundred trillion years, according to the calculations, our universe would arise out of the natural synergy of an open universe.
Note, EMU does not claim this is what happened. It only demonstrates it is possible. It does not assume anything about conditions prior to the existence of facts we know, unlike Big Bang theories. By Occam's razor, it should be the preferred model, since it utterly lacks the fudge factors and hypothetical entities required by even the simplest Big Bang theory.
But my best hope for what would replace the Big Bang model, would be the realization grand unification is bad science, and its replacement with facts. That will happen sometime after "the last capitalist is hung w/ the entrails of the last priest, and pigs fly to the moon for the winter.