Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?

@article{Tryon1973IsTU,
  title={Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?},
  author={Edward P. Tryon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={246},
  pages={396-397}
}
The author proposes a big bang model in which our Universe is a fluctuation of the vacuum, in the sense of quantum field theory. The model predicts a Universe which is homogeneous, isotropic and closed, and consists equally of matter and anti-matter. All these predictions are supported by, or consistent with, present observations. 
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