Dating in the dark show
Eddington then goes on to present a few pages of musings on entropy and time and then estimates the fine-tuning of the physics of the universe as more unlikely than one chance in ten raised to the hundredth power.
In that paragraph, he states, "Philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of Nature is repugnant to me." Lemaître seized upon this statement in his very brief letter published two months later in the journal Nature proposing what became known as the big bang theory.
Evidence for the Big Bang: NASA, Lawrence Krauss, et al., say it's the theory's predictions.
* The Big Bang's Failed Predictions and Failures to Predict: (Updated May 4, 2018.) As documented below, trust in has been misplaced when compared to the actual astronomical observations that were made, in large part, in hopes of affirming the theory.
The big bang's poor predictions track record is extensive as shown from its many failures including...
There’s a “first impressions” round, a “beachwear” round, a Q&A round, and a round to impress a family member.
As is known today about the famed astronomer: - Vesto Slipher's name doesn't appear in Hubble's 1929 paper though most of the radial velocities presented were his.
- Hubble wrote to astronomer JH Reynolds asking him to refrain from publishing that which Hubble later published without reference to Reynolds.
- 1931 Georges Lemaître: big bang proposal in Nature.
Hubble Reindicted: Post-dating the "discovery" of the expansion and pre-dating the theory not only helps with the canonical big bang storytelling, as an aside, it also helped to wrongly attribute the "Hubble Law".