The natural science of cosmology
(Submitted on 28 Mar 2012)
Source: Cornell University Library
The network of cosmological tests is tight enough now to show that the relativistic Big Bang cosmology is a good approximation to what happened as the universe expanded and cooled through light element production and evolved to the present. I explain why I reach this conclusion, comment on the varieties of philosophies informing searches for a still better cosmology, and offer an example for further study, the curious tendency of some classes of galaxies to behave as island universes.
Submission historyFrom: P. James E. Peebles [view email]
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