Has the ‘smoking gun’ of the ‘big bang’ been found? Media headlines make people think that some astounding scientific ‘proof’ has been discovered. The reality is far less spectacular. This article discusses the much hyped “discovery of gravity waves” that are the first evidence for “inflation” and the Big Bang theory.
But don’t jump on board too quickly. It took all of 3 days for an article to be posted in the arXiv.org preprint archive challenging these conclusions as ‘proven’. As cosmologist Dr. John Hartnett put it Hey, not so fast with the Nobel Prize!
On March 25th a press item appeared on phys.org quoting these cosmologists and entitled ‘Cosmologists cast doubt on inflation evidence’, with a storyline saying
“Some theorists are advising that we ‘put the champagne back in the fridge’ … at least for now”.