History and Philosophy of Physics


The Legend of Cosmological Homogeneity

Authors: Robert L. Oldershaw

For more than a half century cosmologists have been guided by the assumption that matter is distributed homogeneously on sufficiently large scales. On the other hand, observations have consistently yielded evidence for inhomogeneity in the distribution of matter right up to the limits of most surveys. The apparent paradox can be understood in terms of the role that paradigms play in the evolution of science.

Comments: 11 Pages. a bit dated, but still relevant

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