Bringing back the web results hype: Who owns the Big Bang anyway?

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The Big Bang is a philosophical – as well as scientific – presence in the minds of many people.

It seems obvious, from the constant quarrels and strong denial that James Webb Space Telescope The results shocked many of them. Both science writers and scientists feel this way. for example,

For a long time, for example, scientists believed that the oldest and most ancient galaxies of the universe were small, somewhat chaotic and distorted systems. But according to the Washington Post, images captured by JWST reveal that those galaxies are shockingly massive, not to mention well-balanced and well-formed — a discovery that challenges, and is likely to rewrite old understandings about the origins of our universe.

“Models don’t predict this,” Garth Ellingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, told WaPo. “How in the universe do you do this at such an early time? How do you form so many stars so quickly?”

Maggie HarrisonScientists baffled because James Webb sees things that shouldn’t exist.” in futuristic (30 August 2022)

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It’s the kind of tantalizing and unexpected data that astronomers were hoping to get. That’s why we wanted to build the Webb Telescope in the first place. It tells us that although the big bang model is not wrong, some of our assumptions about it may be.

Brian Coberlin and the universe todayNew Webb Telescope observations cast key in our understanding of the Big Bang” in inverse (August 28, 2022)

While Brian Copperlin Certainly true in his estimation, we should not underestimate the soreness of the institution. universe today reminds us, It all started with an article published in temper nature, Where astronomer Alison Kirkpatrick spoke of the discrepancies between observations and theory and used the following phrase: “Now I find myself waking up at three in the morning wondering if everything I’ve done is wrong.”

Witnessed the ordeal, some took to blow up Denial of knowledge:

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has not refuted the Big Bang, although there was an article on a pseudoscientific theory that went viral in August, which mischaracterized quotes from an astrophysicist to create a false narrative that the Big Bang didn’t happen…

The author of the article, an independent researcher named Eric Lerner, has been a serial denier of the Big Bang since the late 1980s, preferring his personal pseudo-scientific alternative…

I saw it and thought ‘This is horrible, but it’s also nonsense, no one will read this’ [astrophysicist Allison] Kirkpatrick said. “Next thing I know, everyone has read it!”

Keith CooperThe James Webb Space Telescope did not refute the Big Bang. Here’s how this falsehood spread.” in (September 7, 2022)

Yes, the program is blamed on the scholar, popular science writer and Big Bang skeptic Eric Lerner.


Written by Lerner Peer review Plus the book argues that The Big Bang did not happen. (1992). Featured speaker at’s How does the light enter? Festival (1 – 2 October in London), was to participate in a committee called Cosmology and the Great Statue – But the page is not found as of September 11, 2022. However, at the moment, his article on, “The Big Bang Didn’t Happen” (August 11, 2022) tells us so he is to appear at the festival. If the discrepancy is interesting, you may want to save the page…

Eric J Lerner

Could something happen that, with the data back down to earth, is hard to describe in words?

First, Lerner would never have caught the attention he has In the last weeks if nothing happened. His book came out twenty years ago, and it did not have any particularly significant result.

Second, like noted earlier, There are two separate questions here: Should the universe have a beginning? Yes, if you want to avoid Impossible mathematics of infinity. But did this beginning appear, as popular science textbooks and documentaries claim? This is the part under discussion and many are distressed by the controversy the Web results inevitably created.

If there is any help…

Jeff Zwerinck Offers Neither certainty nor suspicion is entirely new. The Big Bang is supported by a number of observations that Webb was not even designed to test. As for the doubts,

For most of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, astronomers couldn’t even agree on whether The age of the universe was closer to 10 billion years or 20 billion years Because different measurement techniques give different ages! During my scientific career, I read articles published with Stars are older than the age of the universeAnd the Cosmic structures are too big to form Given the age of the universe, measurements show that the cosmic microwave background radiation is smoother for forming stars, galaxies, and galaxy clusters.

Jeff ZwerinckDo James Webb Telescope images show that the Big Bang didn’t happen?” in Reasons to believe (September 2, 2022)

While Zwerenk disagrees with Lerner, it’s okay with him getting a spot at the table:

JWST’s latest photos don’t justify the massive interest Lerner’s model has recently received in the public domain. Nevertheless, Lerner plasma cosmology deserves a place at the table of models that attempt to explain our universe. Science advances when theory matches observation.

Jeff ZwerinckDo James Webb Telescope images show that the Big Bang didn’t happen?” in Reasons to believe (September 2, 2022)

But then Zweerink works in Christian Service for Scholars, So he already has religion and therefore can be calm and generous despite the bustle.

You may also like to read: Astrophysicist: Webb discovers May bring “revolutionary changes”. This doesn’t disprove the Big Bang, says Brian Coberlin, but it does read the soft line. Don Lincoln of Fermilab errs on religious implications. Theoretical physicist Sabine Hosenfelder believes that we don’t know what happened and will never know – and that the Big Bang is a “creation myth” in the parlance of mathematics.