Evolution of the Universe and Good Science As you gaze upon the evening stars, do you ever think about the how these glimmering jewels were formed? Have you ever wondered about the creation of Solar System? The Nebular Hypothesis and the Big Bang Theory attempt to explain how our universe and Solar System came to be. In this Application, you will have the opportunity to explain the similarities and differences between the Nebular Hypothesis and the Big Bang Theory. Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Ask the Instructor area under Course Home. That way, everyone in the class will see, and benefit from, the Instructor's response. To prepare for this Application: • Review the "Big Bang Theory" on pages 35 – 38 in the course text, The Good Earth . • Review the Web sites Planet Formation (Nebular Hypothesis) http://library.thinkquest.org/27930/planet_formation.htm and Nebular Theory http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Nebular_Theory . • Review the "Characteristics of Good Science" on pages 11
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