Farther ranging vision in sight at local length through cosmic depth of field effects distance fatal flaws in nihilistic fatalism dependent on finite existence.
More than five centuries have passed since Christopher Columbus proved the earth was not flat. His historic demonstration shook many conventional belief systems to their foundations, and some people despised him for upsetting the status quo, but he had nevertheless shown all reality whether they liked it or not. Much to the surprise, if not shock, to many, his voyage to what he then thought was the eastern coast of India, amazed even some sailors in his own crew. To this very day, some attribute to him the powers of a damned sorcerer.
Fred Hoyle, an astronomer and mathematician, developed the idea of nucleosynthesis to explain physical origins, panspermia for terrestrial biogenesis, and the steady-state universe propounded by him, in collaboration with astronomer Thomas Gold and mathematician Hermann Bondi, in 1948, using Einstein’s relativity theory on which they had established a foundation for their own hypothetical construct conceived as having integrated Hubble red-shift universal expansion with matter creation.
By Ockham’s Razor, consistent with Aristotle, the simplest principle had been to naturally hold that the structure of the universe is static overall, especially in avoiding necessity to explain its creation per se.
Under close scrutiny of evermore exacting methodology his theory gradually withered under an unrelenting barrage of constant improvement in developing technique, hardware, instrumentation, structure and process in form and function of scientific inquiry. As a result, eventually, in defense of his theory, Hoyle had asked, “If this is not a steady-state universe, then from where did all this come, a big bang?”
Did George Gamov et al laugh as he seized on these words as an opportunity, to call his new theory, “the big bang,” as a confrontation to Hoyle et al? Perhaps so, however, since then, Gamov’s pet project has suffered some setbacks as well, most notably the plaguing question of simply asking how, indeed, something can come from nothing. Of course, not following logic, it can’t, no matter how rigorously, zealously, obeisantly or even religiously such obvious nonsense is pursued…
Less than a century ago, the conventional “wisdom” held that all existence was contained solely within the realm of the Milky Way. That was before Hubble published his world-shattering photographs of other galaxies, much to the chagrin of some very proud and stubbornly obtuse scientific expert professionals. The Doppler red-shift indicating expansion growing distances among the galaxies caused even more consternation.
Today’s prevailing thought is that the universe is uniquely singular, the one, true universe in all of existence, but what if all the repairs to the big bang theory, veritable band-aids having been applied in so many layers as to have effectively become tantamount to a body cast rendering the patient imobile, rigidly stiff and inflexible as a corpse in rigor mortis, can be as easily stripped away by simply changing a simple article from definite to indefinite, i.e. so as to explain “a big bang” as being one of countless others?
If simple gravity more simply, completely, and, perhaps even eloquently, explains universal expansions than, for a prime example, so-called “dark energy” (in fact, a rip-off of Dewey Larson’s Reciprocal System theory he promulgated during the mid-sixties) which can be neither measured nor even just simply, conclusively and convincingly observed by any scientific standards recognized by competent astrophysicists or other scientific expert professionals, then the old principle of Ockham’s Razor once again vindicates just keeping it simple, students (KISS).
Indeed, if big gangs naturally accumulate the detritus of universal expansions of big bangs, in an ageless cycle mechanistically perpetuating vast ebbs and flows of cosmic pulse through infinite mass shared among finite universal critical masses determined at each discrete moment when big gang concentration to megasingularity by internal gravitational force has drawn in sufficient mass to be drawn back out by the surrounding infinite albeit vastly distant cosmic mass gravitational force, then a cosmic steady-state is what we have been observing all along, among other things…
If this is actually the case, after all, then Fred Hoyle gets the last laugh.