Why does the Big Bang Theory supersede the Steady State Theory?

PSI Blog 20190327 Why does the Big Bang Theory supersede the Steady State Theory?

Thanks to Jowanna Daley for this question.

Both the BBT and SST rely on Einstein’s “Untired Light Theory” to interpret the cosmological redshift as evidence for an expanding universe (See: Borchardt, Glenn, 2017, Infinite Universe Theory: Berkeley, California, Progressive Science Institute, 349 p. [Infinite Universe Theory: Glenn Borchardt 1, Glenn Borchardt]). The Untired Light Theory needed 8 ad hocs to overcome Sagnac’s and de Sitter’s proofs light was a wave instead of a classical particle. Two of the most important were: light is a massless particle (a violation of E=mc^2) and that it undergoes perpetual motion (a violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics).

SST accepted universal expansion, but hypothesized an infinite universe. The only problem: An infinite universe cannot expand—it is already full. In addition, SST assumed hydrogen formed out of nothing (Like the BBT, this was a violation of the First Law of Thermodynamics). Cosmogonists, like the religious folks preceding them, assumed the universe was finite and had a beginning. The result: Despite all these violations of well-accepted laws, the BBT won. That is why progressive scientists consider the BBT to be a creationist theory based on religious assumptions accepted by most people (See also the free download at: Borchardt, Glenn, 2004, The Ten Assumptions of Science: Toward a new scientific worldview: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 125 p. [http://go.glennborchardt.com/TTAOS].)


Bligh said...

How many Tired light theories are there?

Glenn Borchardt said...

As mentioned, Einstein’s “Untired Light Theory” (ULT) is a violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics (SLT), which observes that “the entropy of an isolated system can only increase.” The SLT is why the patent office refuses to allow patents for claims of perpetual motion. That is because no thing or wave motion can travel from point A to point B without losing energy (e.g., for waves this is a redshift). Einstein based his ad hoc on his assumption space was perfectly empty. He supposed his light particle could travel through it without encountering anything that would slow it down. We just don’t believe that.

There are many “Tired Light Theories.” As far as I am aware, no one has presented one that is satisfactory. Nonetheless, progressives (and reformists) know there must be one because the ULT cannot possibly be correct. I suspect that, because perfection is impossible, waves cannot reproduce themselves perfectly. The particles within a medium must lose energy during wave transmission. This results in a lengthening of wavelength, which we observe as a redshift.