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Both were positively reviewed in the December 2009 issue of PHYSICS TODAY (page 51).

Other writers have stated the facts correctly as well..." " [Please send your favorite example of this to [email protected] ] So consider now this excerpt from NASA's Test of the Big Bang article.

- 1931 Arthur Eddington: Mentioning in passing Lemaître and the growing belief in an expanding universe, Eddington suggests: From the astronomical data it appears that the original radius of space [i.e., the universe] was 1200 million light years. At that radius the mutual attraction of the matter in the world [cosmos] was just sufficient to hold it together and check the tendency to expand. An expansion [from an initially static universe] began, slow at first; but the more widely the matter was scattered the less able was the mutual gravitation to check the expansion.

We do not know the radius of space to-day, but I should estimate that it is not less than ten times the original radius.

[square-bracket comments and emphasis added] single atom] had not yet been proposed.

[But by the time the BB was proposed in 1931, expansion was widely believed (see below).] So Einstein invented the cosmological constant as a term in his General Relativity theory that allowed for a static universe. The "success" of the big bang lies in its ability to simply conform to whatever the latest data or cosmological fad requires.] In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced that his observations of galaxies outside our own Milky Way showed that they were systematically moving away...

[Statements like this reinforce the widely held falsehood that Hubble discovered expansion.

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