In this essay, I advocate that there was never a Big Bang, that the
red shift isn't a Doppler effect, that the universe will never end, and
a few other interesting things.
An earlier version of Cosmology and the Law of Parsimony was
published on pages 25-28 of the March/April 2004 issue, Volume 22, No.
2, Issue #139, of The Thought, the bimonthly journal of the Philosophers
Guild. The website of the Philosophers Guild has vanished.
Therefore, I've posted here a copy of that issue of
If there's any objection from the Philosopher's Guild to the appearance
here of that issue, then I'll remove it.
Notice that the contact information shown in
the version of the article published in The Thought is out-of-date.
If you want to contact me, then use the contact information that's provided
on this website.
When I first heard about the Hale-Bopp Comet, I wrote this little essay.
In the essay, I speculated that the object wasn't a comet at all but was,
instead, an approaching generation ship. I suggested that the occupants
of the ship were using a light sail to decelerate into our solar system.
I was wrong. Here's the essay anyway.