There was somewhat of a stormy reaction by scientists a few years ago when they discovered that background microwave radiation seemed to show an odd correlation to the earth.For thousands of years everyone regarded the earth as the center of creation and believed that the sun, moon, and stars revolved around it. Early in the 16th century Nicolaus Copernicus proved that this belief was wrong and that the earth revolved around the sun.
They discovered a sort of curved spine of the universe with our solar system situated right in the middle. They called it "The Axis of Evil" because it doesn't quite fit with what they've already concluded with regards to the Big Bang, not to mention its relevance to a similar idea found in Genesis.
A couple of days ago, I had a fun conversation with a student regarding astrophysics. He seemed very well-informed on the subject, so I begin using some physics “slang” to help move the conversation along. The student picked up on most of the references, but then we began discussing the...
The problem is that the three main methods of weighing galaxies produce conflicting results.
Measurements used to weigh galaxy clusters carried out in three different wavelengths are giving rise to significantly different results.
They've studied some 1600 spiral galaxies and discovered that they all end up lining up and revolving around "The Axis of Evil"
The "axis of evil" (a mysterious pattern seen in the cosmic microwave background) may be real, posing a threat to the standard model of cosmology -- the idea that the universe is much the same everywhere. New data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey suggests that the axes of rotation of most...
So the problem seems to be that the axis of evil aligns with the plane in which the earth and the other planets orbit the sun which doesn't just create a problem for the so-called "Big Bang" theory, but introduces our solar system smack dab in the middle of this spine's plane.
It’s ironic that the very thing that supposedly is the proof of the big bang model may turn out to be its undoing.
Here's an interesting quote from Lawrence Krause:
"The new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we’re the center of the universe, or maybe the data is simply incorrect, or maybe it’s telling us there’s something weird about the microwave background results and that maybe, maybe there’s something wrong with our theories on the larger scales. And of course as a theorist I’m certainly hoping it’s the latter, because I want theory to be wrong, not right, because if it’s wrong there’s still work left for the rest of us..But when you look at CMB map, you also see that the structure that is observed, is in fact, in a weird way, correlated with the plane of the earth around the sun. Is this Copernicus coming back to haunt us? That’s crazy. We’re looking out at the whole universe. There’s no way there should be a correlation of structure with our motion of the earth around the sun — the plane of the earth around the sun — the ecliptic. That would say we are truly the center of the universe.”