To many philosophical mind

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To many philosophical mind s,  the steady-state universe proposed by Hoyle, Bondi and Gold had a major advantage over the big-bang  expanding universe. In their universe the overall density was kept always the same by the continuous  creation of matter. In the big-bang universe with its radically changing density, various physical laws might  not apply the same way at all times. It would be impossible to extrapolate with confidence from the  present back to the super-dense origin of the universe.  Tommy  Gold (left)  with  Hermann  Bondi  (center)  and Fred  Hoyle  (right),  circa 1960. Steady-state theory also had an observational advantage over big-bang theory in 1948. The rate of  expansion then observed, when calculated backward to an initial big bang, gave an age for the universe of  only a few billion years well below the known age of the solar system! That was certainly an 
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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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