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I'm pleased to see someone else on ATS is interested in new evidence that the Big Bang theory is wrong.
Originally posted by Markz0r
I hope religious fanatics and athiest activists alike don't look at this as any form of victory or defeat. Alot of people don't understand the concept of "theory", and it seems quite a few scientists have forgotten theories are ment to be tried, tested and broken.
It's good to see we're not sticking to the cookie cutter concepts.
Originally posted by wmd_2008
The thing is do we really know what quasars are If we can prove other objects distance is related to the red-shift they show then there maybe another reason why quasars dont conform just my £0.02 worth.
Originally posted by russ212
Scientist have yet to come up with a plausable answer to where the univers comes from or where we come from. Remember what scientist seem to want you to forget. Evolution is also a theory that has yet to be proven.
Originally posted by jonnyc55
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
I find death is the only secure way of knowing.
Hehe, i haven't forgot my meds, dont worry .
Originally posted by Frakkerface
Originally posted by rizla
I've looked around the net. For the moment, most scientists are denying it, either saying the researcher is a crackpot, or his paper is crackpot.
haha what a surprise. How very scientific of them
Thanks for the post btw, very interesting.
So what's going on? Hawkins classes possible explanations as "wacky" or "not so wacky". The wacky ideas include the possibility that the universe is not expanding, or that quasars are not at the distances indicated by the red shifts of their light - an idea that has previously been discredited.
Among the not-so-wacky theories is the idea that the brightness variations are not caused by the quasars themselves but by the gravitational distortion of bodies about the mass of a star floating between Earth and the quasars.
In this paper we set out to measure time dilation in quasar light curves. In order to detect the effects of time dilation, sets of light curves from two monitoring programmes are used to construct Fourier power spectra covering time-scales from 50 d to 28 yr. Data from high- and low-redshift samples are compared to look for the changes expected from time dilation. The main result of the paper is that quasar light curves do not show the effects of time dilation. Several explanations are discussed, including the possibility that time dilation effects are exactly offset by an increase in time-scale of variation associated with black hole growth, or that the variations are caused by microlensing in which case time dilation would not be expected.