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Arrows and Errors in Contemporary Cosmology

Huw Price

in Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780195117981
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117981.003.0004
Arrows and Errors in Contemporary Cosmology

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If we consider the laws of motion and energy, we can conclude that the universe was born under a very low stage of entropy, one that most theologians, especially cosmologists, have trouble accepting. The chapter argues that the universe started with a smooth and harmonious flow, even if there was such a force as gravity, which tends to move objects into clumps. It was of great importance that this smooth flow existed. It was said that it made the creation of the galaxies and planets possible. Most would question however, how this was possible. The chapter attempts to provide some observations as to how this may have happened, and how this particular feature caused the orchestration of the vast world we live in, and beyond.

Keywords: motion; energy; universe; cosmologists; smooth flow; gravity

Chapter.  16246 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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