Non-standard models and the sociology of cosmology

  title={Non-standard models and the sociology of cosmology},
  author={M. L{\'o}pez-Corredoira},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  • M. López-Corredoira
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Physics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
I review some theoretical ideas in cosmology different from the standard "Big Bang": the quasi-steady state model, the plasma cosmology model, non-cosmological redshifts, alternatives to non-baryonic dark matter and/or dark energy, and others. Cosmologists do not usually work within the framework of alternative cosmologies because they feel that these are not at present as competitive as the standard model. Certainly, they are not so developed, and they are not so developed because cosmologists… Expand
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