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Perpetuating Cosmology on Relativity

the post:

How far must they go to perpetuate a gravitational model of cosmology based on Einstein's general theory of relativity?

The content described the problem with Hawking's radiation. It concluded with:
Thus, the Bekenstein-Hawking black hole entropy equation equates entropy, which is extensive, to a combination of terms that is not extensive, thereby violating the laws of thermodynamics. The Bekenstein-Hawking black hole entropy equation is therefore invalid.

Stephen [Crothers] says the equation on Hawking's grave is wrong.

It is possible that the reaction against Hawking will be the moment when the whole mess implodes.

my comment:

Perhaps they have recognized this is a shaky foundation.

The M87 image was a media blitz about black holes - a claimed proof of Einstein.  Hawkings is important too.

The LIGO detection was another media blitz about gravitational waves - another claimed proof of Einstein.

The movie Interstellar was definitely an attempt to convince the public this black hole, worm hole stuff is real.

I found this 2014 story:
51 percent of people in a new AP/GFK poll said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident" that the statement "the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang" was correct.

[T]he Big Bang question data was enough to "depress and upset some of America's top scientists," the AP said.

I also found this:

In the [2011]survey, just 42 percent of respondents agreed with Bohrs' assertions – the rest were divided among several other theories. Also likely surprising to those outside the physics community, a full 64 percent of those who bothered to respond to the survey said they believe Einstein's view of the universe "is wrong."

Also there is the ongoing argument about the probability of a true quantum computer coming to pass, and if it ever does, when that might happen. The largest number, 42 percent said they believe it will happen 10 to 25 years from now, 30 percent said it would come after that, while just 9 percent said they thought it might happen before then.

There is an apparent large extent of doubt.

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