Eric Lerner :
"The big bang today relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities , things that we have never observed ......inflation , dark matter and dark energy are the most prominent examples ."
Eric Lerner , president of Lawrenceville plasma physics . Bucking the big bang , New Scientist 22/5/2004.
James Cline :
"Where did matter come from ? The best theories of the origins of the Universe still fail to explain how it managed not to turn up empty ."
James Cline , McGill University Physicist . American Scientist , March/April 2004 . P148 .
"An Open Letter To The Scientific Community."
Published in New Scientist May 22 , 2004 .
1 ) The big bang today relies on a GROWING NUMBER OF HYPOTHETICAL ENTITIES THINGS THAT WE HAVE NEVER OBSERVED = Inflation , dark matter and dark energy are the most prominent examples .
2) But the big bang theory CAN NOT SURVIVE without these FUDGE FACTORS .
3) What is more , the big bang theory can boast of NO QUANTATIVE PREDICTIONS THAT HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN VALIDATED BY OBSERVATION .
Innitial signature = 33 scientist from 10 countries .
Subsequent signatures = 500
218 scientists and engineers
187 independent researchers
105 others .