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'Independent thinking should be encouraged in cosmology'

Renowned Indian astrophysicist and Cosmologist Dr Jayant Vishnu Narlikar said that independent thinking should be encouraged in cosmology and youngsters have to think differently than believing in existing theories.

Published: 25th November 2013 12:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2013 12:54 PM   |  A+A-

Renowned Indian astrophysicist and Cosmologist Dr Jayant Vishnu Narlikar said that independent thinking should be encouraged in cosmology and youngsters have to think differently than believing in existing theories.

He was delivering a lecture on the topic ‘Quasi-Steady State Cosmology’ at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) here on Saturday. He added that the Standard Big Bang Cosmology theory about the origin of the universe is based on speculations and the Quasi-Steady State Cosmology was based on observations. Quasi-steady state cosmology (QSSC) was proposed in 1993 by Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Burbidge, and Jayant Narlikar. The theory suggests that the pockets of creation occurring over time within the universe, sometimes referred to as minibangs, mini-creation events or little bangs, lead to the formation of the universe, thus denying the big bang theory which says creation of the universe was the result of an explosion.

“The Big Bang theory fails to explain certain factsrelated to the origin of the universe whereas QSSC could explain almost all the details. The Big Bang Theory is highly speculative,” he said.



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