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Posted by Sergeant Applemoon on November 26, 2002 17:51:16 UTC

Ruquist, try something you claim some professional
stature in (rather than telling me what to do :) )

How do you answer this passage (other than the usual insipid one-liner you give 85 % of the time)?

"Studying Einstein's equations, (Lemaitre) found, as other had before him, that the solution Einstein proposed was unstable. A slight expansion would cause the repulsive force to increase and gravity to weaken, leading to unlimited expansion, or a slight contracction would, vice versa, lead to collapse. Lemaitre, independently reaching conclusions achieved five years earlier by the Russian mathematician Alexander Friedmann, showed that Einstein's universe is only one special solution among infinite possible cosmologies -- some expanding, some contracting, depending on the value of the cosmological constant and the "initial conditions" of the universe."

from The Big Ban Never Happened by Eric J. Lerner

Ten to one you give no worthwhile reply

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