I've read the OP's post and alot of the other posts in this thread but I thought I'd post my 2 cents.
From what I understand about Astronomy in general, a quasar isn't necessarily a single known object. In other words, a quasar is simply the word
given to very distant sources of electromagnetic energy that we can detect. As for what creates quasars, the threshold of understanding is always
moving forward with new ideas, new theories, new discoveries. My point is that this is an important distinction that alot of people might not
understand. There isn't a SINGLE kind of object that is its own animal that is responsible for radio or X-ray emissions and as far as we know there
are probably many different reasons for these objects emitting electromagnetic radiation in the form of these radio waves, X-rays, etc..
It is theorized that they emanate from supermassive black holes and/or black holes prior to forming an accretion disk and becoming galaxies but this
is probably only one kind of source and this is all still open to scientific speculation because noone knows for sure.
The idea is very simple though.. Quasars are redshifted because everything is receding from us including these distant galaxies and the "stuff"
within them. Because the universe is expanding in all directions because of the big-bang.
But this also assumes alot that may or may not be quantifiable from our perspective, regardless of whether or not a quasar is redshifted. For
starters, there's no way to know for sure whether or not quasars are time dilated because all we can account for is the radiation they emit. And
depending on who you talk to, radio waves and electromagnetic energy in general can travel at speeds faster than the speed of light.
Scientists Make Radio Waves Travel Faster Than Light
Most people think Einstein said that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, but that's not really the case, Singleton said.
Einstein predicted that particles and information can't travel faster than the speed of light — but phenomenon like radio waves? That's a
different story, said Singleton, a Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow.
Singleton has created a gadget that abuses radio waves so severely that they finally give in and travel faster than light.
The polarization synchrotron combines the waves with a rapidly spinning magnetic field, and the result could explain why pulsars — which are
super-dense spinning stars that are a subclass of neutron stars — emit such powerful signals, a phenomenon that has baffled many scientists,
"Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars that emit radio waves in pulses, but what we don't know is why these pulses are so bright or why they
travel such long distances," Singleton said. "What we think is these are transmitting the same way our machine does."
Could this same kind of polarization be occuring naturally? If so, it would add quite a bit of uncertainty to the entire scientific process. As far
as quasars go, We can only account for what we directly observe. We can still measure, calculate, theorize, etc.. But we're still not looking at the
whole can of worms. There is also alot of unknowns to think about.. Galactic collisions, black-hole collisions, dark matter, dark energy, and all
forms of unknown stars and galactic precursors we haven't even theorized about yet.
In addition, there isn't any way to know for sure how close the big bang theory really is. Just because a theory or concept is widely accepted does
not mean it is correct. And within this theoretical concept of the birth of our universe scientists admit there are alot of mysterious and otherwise
just completely unexplainable things going on. Things like the creation of the universe's first elementary particles. Where did they come from?
The Big Bang has become widely accepted when we just don't understand what really happened. It only acts to explain what we currently observe
(applying the backward in time approach to what we currently observe). The beginning of the universe could just have easily been a supermassive white
hole popping into existence out of nowhere than an unexplainable explosion that has no rhyme or reason for existing, itself.
The existing theory of the big bang can be challenged but in doing so we might be able to figure out what really happened as our scientific
understanding of the universe progresses. It might mean the big bang theory needs to be amended, but IMO the theory is incomplete from the very
The absence of Time Dilation could simply mean or imply "X" when this scientist is thinking it means "Y". But it sounds like he's already on
shaky ground. It would be interesting to see what really happens. Is he really ready to challenge the entire scientific establishment with ONE
IMO, If yours results can be easily reproduced, it doesn't mean your Hypotheses' are correct and everyone else is wrong. It just means there's an
explanation that we may or may not fully understand scientifically. The Big Bang, for example.