The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 15 déc. 2010 - 496 pages
A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments in the field.

Far-ranging and provocative, The Big Bang Never Happened is more than a critique of one of the primary theories of astronomy -- that the universe appeared out of nothingness in a single cataclysmic explosion ten to twenty billion years ago. Drawing on new discoveries in particle physics and thermodynamics as well as on readings in history and philosophy, Eric J. Lerner confronts the values behind the Big Bang theory: the belief that mathematical formulae are superior to empirical observation; that the universe is finite and decaying; and that it could only come into being through some outside force. With inspiring boldness and scientific rigor, he offers a brilliantly orchestrated argument that generates explosive intellectual debate.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - tonynetone - LibraryThing

Evidence that the Big Bang theory was deny the truth that is the universe is infinite in size, it is ageless, it is timeless, and no big bang, so ever occurred. I strongly recommend Eric Lerner's The ... Consulter l'avis complet

THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

It takes chutzpah to come up with a title like that and Lerner, a plasma physicist, has it aplenty. He is prepared to take on establishment science, the culture at large, and past and present currents ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
3
Part One THE COSMOLOGICAL DEBATE
9
The Endless Flow of Time
283
Matter
328
Infinite in Time and Space
382
Cosmos and Society
405
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Eric Lerner has written a memoir, "Journey of Insight Meditation "(Schocken, 1976), about his experiences traveling and living in Buddhist monasteries and communities in Asia and America. This background in the arcane led to his subsequent twenty-year career as a screenwriter and producer in Hollywood. Films with his name on them include "Bird on a Wire "and "Augustus," starring Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling. Lerner currently lives in Boston.

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