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Astronomy on trial : a devastating and complete repudiation of the Big Bang fiasco
Martin, Roy C.
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Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, [1999]

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xvi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Astronomy on Trial systematically and convincingly argues against every aspect of the theory behind the idea of the "Big Bang." Using a readable style that incorporates the laws of physics, Roy C. Martin exposes the impossibilities that have been so commonly manipulated to support the Big Bang theory. He carefully explains the absurdities that have come to represent modern day cosmology and high-energy physics that have arisen from the group-think phenomenon. Martin reveals this group-think as the tendency of scientists to fit the astronomical observational data that flow into context within the standard theories already established by the community of cosmologists. The author's witty, point-by-point exposition of the impossibility of the Big Bang not only provides insights into this one situation, but reveals a troubling trend of a lack of skepticism in scientific research in general that calls for a reevaluation of conclusions in all other fields of science.

Author Notes

Roy C. Martin spent thirty-six years as an engineer for the Air Force and Air National Guard.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Rationalep. 1
Chapter 2 We, The Juryp. 3
Chapter 3 What the Hell is a Big Bang?p. 9
The Standard Big Bangp. 10
The Inflationary Modelp. 12
The Loitering Universep. 13
Chapter 4 The Situationp. 15
Let's Think About Itp. 18
Assumptionsp. 19
The Standard Model
The Inflationary Model
The Loitering Model
Measurementsp. 21
Chapter 5 The Age Problemp. 23
Chapter 6 The Big Bang Scenariop. 27
What Was In The Big Bang?
Matter and Antimatterp. 28
Homogeneities and Inhomogeneities
Hot and Cold Dark Matterp. 29
The Big Bang Beginningp. 30
How Could It Happen?p. 32
Quantum Fluctuation Methodp. 34
Spacetime method
Chapter 7 About That Scenariop. 37
Evidence in Support of the Big Bangp. 39
Apparent Expansion
The Microwave Background Radiationp. 40
Light Element Ratiosp. 41
Dark Matter
Antimatterp. 42
That First Moment
Chapter 8 On The Evidencep. 45
Expansion Discussed
Raison Pudding Discussedp. 46
Redshifting Discussedp. 47
Antimatter and Matter Discussedp. 49
The Microwave Background Radiation Discussedp. 50
Background Temperature Discussedp. 53
Light Element Ratios Discussedp. 54
Chapter 9 Dark Matterp. 59
What Is Dark Matter?p. 61
Arguments for Dark Matter
Evidence for Dark Matterp. 63
Arguments Against Dark Matter
Evidence Against Dark Matterp. 67
"Real"?p. 70
The Cosmological Constant
And, Omegap. 72
Neutrinosp. 73
Chapter 10 Galaxies, Etcp. 75
Heavy Elements
More Antimatter
Gravityp. 76
Gravitational Clumpingp. 77
Starsp. 78
Star Age
Star Birthp. 79
Special Early Starsp. 81
Star Interiorsp. 82
Globular Clusters Of Stars
Supernovaep. 83
Galaxiesp. 84
Galaxy Agep. 85
Galaxy Movementp. 87
Structuresp. 90
Chapter 11 Galaxy Formationp. 93
Chapter 12 The Biggiesp. 101
Neutron Starsp. 103
Black Holesp. 104
Chapter 13 Inventions and Hypothetical Concepts Required to Support The Big Bangp. 109
Chapter 14 Arguments against the Big Bangp. 115
Problems for the Big Bang
Weaknessesp. 116
Galaxy Ages
Galaxy Development
Globular Clustersp. 117
Galaxy Movement
Quasar Ages
Small-Scale Inhomogeneitiesp. 118
Large-Scale Homogeneities
Uniform Density
Gravity was Late in Clumping Matter
Inferred Expansionp. 119
Exotic Inventions Are Required
Black Holes
That Obscure Dark Matterp. 120
First Law of Thermodynamics
The Temperature of the Microwave Background Radiation
That Damned Cosmological Constant
Omegap. 121
Suppressionp. 122
Chapter 15 Fundamental Theorems and Conceptsp. 125
On Measurementsp. 126
On Mathematicsp. 129
On Logicp. 134
On Quantum Mechanicsp. 136
On Cosmic Stringsp. 139
On Relativityp. 142
On Empty Spacep. 143
On Spacetimep. 144
On Gravityp. 146
Chapter 16 Fundamentsp. 149
On Waves
On Basic Particle Productionp. 150
On Virtual Particlesp. 151
On Hydrogenp. 152
On Moleculesp. 153
Chapter 17 Variants of the Big Bang Scenariop. 155
The Curved Universep. 156
The Finite Universe
The Unbounded Universep. 157
The False Vacuum Universe
The Closed Universep. 158
The Open Universep. 159
The Flat Universe
The Other Universesp. 160
The Anthropic Universep. 161
Chapter 18 Latestp. 163
Chapter 19 In Summaryp. 167
On The Illogical
On Redshiftp. 168
On Dust
On Antimatterp. 169
On Black Holes
On Assumptions
On Agep. 170
On The Cosmological Constantp. 171
On The Forming of Galaxiesp. 172
On Fundamentals
On Other Scenarios
On Science
On Pathological Sciencep. 173
On What We Don't Understandp. 174
On Entropyp. 175
On Order
On The Obviousp. 177
On the Ease of Argumentp. 178
On Your Judgment
Chapter 20 Alternative Universesp. 179
The Steady State Universe
The Quasi Steady State Universep. 180
The Meta Universep. 181
The Plasma Universep. 182
Chapter 21 "Our" Universep. 189
Chapter 22 Why?p. 207
Chapter 23 Now What?p. 211
Appendix I Selected Quotesp. 217
Appendix II Definitions Handoutp. 223
Appendix III An Asidep. 231
Appendix IV Bibliographyp. 233

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