In the following talk, plasma physicist and LPP Fusion's Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner explains the latest results on the surface brightness of galaxies and outlines additional strong evidence against the expansion of the universe and the concordance cosmological model.
The concordance model is basically a hot big bang, expanding universe model. If you enjoy being perpetually surprised by contradictory observations, then it's certainly the model for you.
Cosmologists have stuck to their story for a good while now, despite it having no predictive value, perhaps because it's an appealing story that simultaneously appeases the church while satisfying the funding appetites of the scientific establishment. The story goes something like this: "In the beginning was the word and the word was BANG!" and the star gazers have told this tale to a legion of devoted mathematicians and physicists who have in turn, dutifully constructed monumental theories (regularly patched up with "free parameters") to uphold what is fundamentally a creation myth to sate that all too human desire for a beginning and an end. Ironically, what they've actually created is an incredibly powerful black hole, into which the best minds and the deepest pockets throw their time and their money.
The surface brightness and luminosity data alone are striking evidence against the expanding universe model, however, in the second half of this presentation Lerner runs through a host of additional problems for proponents of an expanding universe, such as:
- The lithium and helium issue
- The "dark matter" critical density mismatch
- Observed large scale structures that would take longer than the age of the universe to form
- Non-random cosmic background radiation
The high priests of cosmology have their theory and enough "free parameters" to keep it alive for a little while longer, but when it does finally keel over and die, the mia culpa that follows may resemble the mysterious dark energy they were always looking for: at once both profoundly powerful, yet very hard to detect.
Here's professor plasma himself, Eric Lerner (be warned it's quite loud and strangely shrill in the first few seconds - and try not to be distracted, as Mr Lerner clearly was, by the untimely phone call):