The Big Bang THEORY Has Major Issues!

Peter McClard
5 min readOct 14, 2022
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I love cosmology. I love science. I love cosmology because it’s such a grand ambition to explain how everything came to be as we see it today and it’s been fun for me to ponder these things since I was a kid. I love science because it lets us test and measure our ideas and our mathematical concepts and seems to lead to real answers we can all agree on and make practical use of in our lives such as engineering a rocket or developing a medical cure. However, a part of me remains philosophical and humble and I can easily admit the limits of my knowledge. So should we all.

Theory: noun

  1. a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: Einstein’s theory of relativity.
  2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural and subject to experimentation, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact.

The Big Bang Theory is more of number #2 than #1 currently. While of course, many observations are what led up to the theory and seem to support it, we can’t simply gloss over the remaining holes in the theory as though it were settled, finished science as some seem to do. If anything, the holes are growing with the latest data coming in from the Webb Space Telescope. Scientists are always scrambling to adjust their theories to account for new facts and on occasion they are confronted with deal breakers that send them back to the drawing board to explain what they are observing a different way.

First, Let’s Keep Some Perspective On Ourselves

Tiny you are on that 3rd rock over, BEYOND microscopic, and the Sun itself is microscopic in the Galaxy!

We are literally microbes on a very thin layer of life (the Biosphere) on a very tiny spec of dust (The Earth) in the Milky Way galaxy. Can you see a person in that picture above? Could you if you were on the Space Station with binoculars? Sure, it seems huge to us because we are so, so tiny. This doesn’t mean we are insignificant because, after all, we are sentient which is really cool! But it does mean we might not be quite up to the task…

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Peter McClard

As a creative type, entrepreneur and philosopher, I write on many topics and try to offer solutions to, or useful insights into common problems.