John Mikes wrote:
> > 1. I do not 'believe' in the Big Bang, > Well, we have excellent empirical evidence that the observable universe is expanding, and a straightforward extrapolation into the past indicates that 13.75 billion years ago everything we can see was concentrated at just one point. So it's clear that something unusual happened 13.75 billion years ago, if not the Big Bang what? And if not the Big Bang what caused the 2.7 degree microwave background radiation that is coming in from every point in the sky? And was it just coincidence that long ago the theory predicted that radiation would change in intensity very very slightly from one point to another, a prediction that was triumphantly confirmed in just the last couple of years? > > Dark energy (etc.) are postulates > No, "Dark Energy" is just a label for something we are nearly certain exists but can't explain. There is superb evidence that the phenomena given the name "Dark Energy" exists, but nobody even pretends to understand it. Dark Energy is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, if you want scientific immortality alongside Newton and Einstein explain just 2% of the puzzle. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.