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The Debate Ends Penzias and Wilson  had mixed feelings about the theoretical fallout from their discovery.  Wilson, who had studied cosmology with Hoyle, later recalled that he "very much liked the  steady-state universe. Philosophically, I still sort of like it. I think Arno and I both felt that it was  nice to have one explanation but that there may well have been others." Few astrophysicists  shared Wilson's reservations. Eager to bury the steady-state theory, already largely discredited by  surveys of radio sources, they quickly described Penzias and Wilson's observation as the death- blow to steady-state theory. A note by Gamow: “I am glad to say  that it isn’t necessary any more to  pour Hoil on the troubled waters of  cosmogony.” (Cosmogony is the  study of the universe’s origin.) Date  unknown. The minority who still preferred steady-state theory were not 
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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