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Paper: Survey of Evidence for Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Evolution of Structure on Various Scales
Volume: 413, 2nd Crisis in Cosmology Conference, CCC-2
Page: 98
Authors: Schmitz, H. A.
Abstract: This overview paper describes how the discovery of superclusters dictated a bottom-up cosmic evolution in order to remain compatible with the big bang theory. Weaknesses of the concordance cosmology are pointed out and top-down cosmic evolution is explored as a plausible alternative. Top-down evolution requires an unconventional interpretation of red-shift phenomena and a greatly expanded cycle of creation on various scales. Top-down cosmologies may be too radical for conservative mainstream astrophysicists but their future prospects are brighter than the search for dark matter and dark energy.
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