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  1. #1 Revisiting Tired Light 
    Time Lord
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    I think my problem accepting the BB explanation for the Hubble redshift, is just I'm too grounded a person in my thinking. The idea of an expanding universe just doesn't make sense to me. (as opposed to the idea of a universe of infinite size that's always been there)

    So, I guess I want to rehash tired light theories until I have absolutely no choice but to accept the BB, in the hopes that doing so will make it easier for me to digest and accept.

    Then all the physics that builds on it as a foundation will be accessible to me, which would probably help me in completing my study of it. I seem to have a hard time learning things if I don't believe them at least a little.


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    I suggest that you look for what disturbs you of the universe expanding, if it is the weirdness you're out of luck, theres no help there; but if you misunderstand" a part of the theory disprove yourself, it will be much easier for you to accept the BB theory, that is if you don't come put with a theory yourself that can "compete" with the BB theory.


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    I'm not sure I agree with that approach. I don't think it's philosophically sound. If I don't want to believe in a theory, I need a competing theory? That's how religions get started.

    The process works like this:

    1)- The original theorist finds something that seems pretty extraordinary and which current science can't explain. (In the old days, that was pretty much everything).

    2)- They come up with a way to explain it by postulating the existence of something even more extraordinary, and claiming this second extraordinary thing caused the first.

    3)- They challenge you to come up with any other, better, explanation.
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    Now I understand what you are saying although....

    Over the years, haven't many studies and scientists devoting hundreds of hours into research on the expanding universe? Sure we can only test so much so we cant leave our solar system much less past the moon with manned transport yet. I agree with your thinking but then again, so much work has been put forth on the expanding idea.
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