The Crisis Continues for Big Bang Cosmology

Big Bang supporters have always struggled to find incontrovertible evidence for their beliefs. Something gets run up the flag pole and while some folks are saluting it, others are pointing at problems. Over the decades, the Big Bang has been Frankensteined by having numerous parts stitched in.

In the 1976 Columbo episode "Old-Fashioned Murder," the Ruth Lytton character asked, "If the hypothesis doesn't fit the premise, isn't it more reasonable to question the hypothesis?" The same thing could be asked of secular cosmologists and cosmogonists.

Love the Big Bang, JWST image (NASA et al) modified at PhotoFunia
New discoveries keep presenting difficulties to the Big Bang and cosmic evolution, with rescuing devices and excuses conjured (including things like this at an Intelligent Design site). If the universe is as old as secularists claim, certain objects out there, thataway, should look far different — or even not exist. Instead, observed evidence and logic point to recent creation. But that is forbidden in their paradigm.
Remember when astronomy was one of the “hard sciences”? Intimately tied to physics, whose laws are well characterized, astronomy seemed reliable. Astronomy lecturers with their chalkboards could explain stars, galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe with equations. Cosmologists didn’t need to rethink the big bang, because cosmic expansion due to a big bang singularity seemed an established fact. They invoked the “Copernican Principle” (which Copernicus did not believe), sometimes called the cosmological principle, claiming that the universe is uniform and isotropic—implying that humans occupy no special place in the cosmos.

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