And is that rubber balloon analogy proven? Or is it just something that fits so we'll "run with it"...
That one and a number of others all rely on the misconception that the Big Bang is about matter flying away in a fixed space. What the Big Bang actually describe is space itself expanding, with matter merely around for the ride. The general analogy is to a rubber band or rubber balloon : take a rubber band, draw a bunch of dots on it, then stretch the rubber band. Every dot is moving away from every other dot, whether they're at the center or not. And there is no expanding center containing no dots while the dots are hurled to the edge. In fact, unless you put dots right on the ends of the rubber band (if your rubber band has ends of course), the dots will be moving further away from the edge too ! Because it's the rubber band itself that's becoming bigger, and every bit of it is becoming bigger at the same rate.
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=3]I don't know, I'd heard inflation theory is fairly well-accepted now and dealt with that ? Or I might be confusing it with something else. In any case, major unsolved problems are par for the course in science. I wonder what the author makes of the incompatibility between general relativity and quantum mechanics.
A quote... from 1981 ? On the subject of the Big Bang ? Now that's credible right there.
Just on the strength of that quote I checked Wikipedia and yep, inflation does deal with the problem of lumpiness. That hypothesis was first proposed in 1980 so I can forgive Ben Patrusky at least for never having heard of it.
I'm just a Biologist and I thought this website was interesting, did you read the stuff about how the sun creates its energy from condensing, since if there were fusion apparently there would be lots of neutrinos hitting the Earth.