From: Glenn Morton <glennmorton@entouch.net>
Date: Mon Feb 09 2004 - 06:49:35 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu]On
> Behalf Of Stein A. Stromme
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:09 AM
> To: asa@calvin.edu
> Subject: Re: Kerkut\
> Fred Hoyle was responsible for coining the term "Big Bang" (which he
> did not believe in, at least at the time). He also thought global
> warming was a good thing which should be encouraged, in order to
> protect us from the next ice age.

Yeah and he thought that disease came from space, I suspect he never gave up
the Steady State theory because that tied directly into why he thought life
and disease came from space (too little time for evolution in a finite-aged
universe). He also, with Narlikar, wrote a fascinating book _Action at a
Distance in Physics and Cosmology_ which was the first book I read to
discuss advanced solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation. (p. 31-32).
Most people thought he was a crank in his later years and given that he
refused to accept the clear evidence for the Big Bang (for theological
reasons--he thought it was religious) he probably was.
Received on Mon Feb 9 06:52:30 2004

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