Science writer Dennis Overbye calls the inflation controversy a crisis in cosmology. But maybe it is more of a crossroads.
String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy.”
Cosmology has become an art form. Stylish essays are decked out with a very brief skirt of science.
Fine-tuning of the universe is so unpleasant a subject for materialists that it cannot really become a controversy.
Typing “Big Bang Theory” into a search bar links us immediately to a long-running (debut 2007), immensely popular CBS sitcom.