Published in General Relativity and Gravtitation, Vol. 32, Issue 6, p. 1125, 2000
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THE CASE AGAINST COSMOLOGY

M. J. Disney


Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3YB, Wales, UK


Abstract. It is argued that some of the recent claims for cosmology are grossly overblown. Cosmology rests on a very small database: it suffers from many fundamental difficulties as a science (if it is a science at all) whilst observations of distant phenomena are difficult to make and harder to interpret. It is suggested that cosmological inferences should be tentatively made and sceptically received.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE OBSERVATIONS WHICH BEAR ON COSMOLOGY

THE SPECIFIC DIFFICULTIES OF COSMOLOGY

THEORY AND OBSERVATIONS

THE COSMOLOGIST'S CREDO

THE PATHOLOGIES OF COSMOLOGY

COSMOLOGY IN PERSPECTIVE

REFERENCES

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