One of MIT’s theoretical physicists, Alan Guth, argues that the Big Bang theory doesn’t explain many things. We do not know what exploded, why it exploded or what happened before the big bang, writes the portal DailyGalaxy.
The Big Bang theory is the most popular theory since Einstein’s theory of relativity. Astronomer Carl Sagan also argued that if we want to adopt it, then we do we have to deal with more difficult issues.
“What were the conditions like during the Big Bang?” What happened before? Was there a tiny universe, without any matter, and then suddenly that matter came into being out of nothing? How did this happen? “Those were Sagan’s questions.
According to the Big Bang theory, our universe began with a colossal explosion that occurred 13.8 billion years ago. Since then the universe it is constantly expanding and cooling. Astronomers combine mathematical models with observations to create a functional theory of the origin of the universe. They also include the theory of relativity or the theory of fundamental particles.
The secret of the big bang
Scientists still do not know the answer to the question of what could have triggered cosmic inflation. One of the obstacles is that cosmic inflation is hidden behind a wall that represents the transparency of the universe. However, scientists are trying to solve the problem by discovering gravitational waves, which could be the only medium that gives us a picture of what was happening at the time of the big bang. However, some believe that the big bang never happened.
The most famous critic of the Big Bang theory is the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. Hoyle at the same time created the name “big bang” for the process that led to the creation of our universe. He first used it in 1950, during a lecture on astronomy on a BBC radio station.
Hoyle thinks it’s not one big explosion to blame for creating our universe, but a large number of small explosions, which took place in existing space-time. Those small explosions created light elements. As for the cosmic microwave background, Hoyle estimates that it is radiation emitted by some metal interstellar dust. At the same time, he argues that his version of the theory is by no means perfect, but that new discoveries, such as inflating the universe, dark matter, and others, hide many more flaws.