Alleged “evidence” of cosmic inflation devalues “Big Bang” mythology

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Scientists working with the BICEP2 telescope have claimed to discover the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, a process of radical expansion believed to have occurred after the theoretical Big Bang explosion. Based on data from the cosmic microwave background the team also claims to have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves “squeezing” intergalactic space. Physicist Wal Thornhill responds to these extravagant claims.

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