The evolution of the universe : conflicting modern theories

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Ned Carleton Ingram (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andrew Long

Abstract: It is the purpose of this thesis to present a study of the conflicting aspects of the two major twentieth-century cosmological theories, the Steady State Theory and the Evolutionary Theory. Further, the study was directed toward a decision as to which of the two is the more plausible solution in the light of recent astronomical discoveries. The method employed involved a detailed study of each theory and its historical background, primary postulates, and the contributions of its major proponents. Prior to the presentation of each theory, both a discussion of the structure of the known physical universe and a survey of the pioneer cosmological theories of the twentieth century were included as a means of providing historical perspective. Through the study of the impact of recent discoveries on cosmological theories, it was determined that the Steady State Theory fails to withstand a number of tests. Not only does it disagree with the evidence provided by radio source counts and the counts of quasi-stellar objects, but also it is proven invalid by the discovery of cosmic microwave radiation.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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