Secular scientists question the Big Bang theory!

A bombshell ‘Open Letter to the Scientific Community’ by 33 leading scientists has been published on the internet ( and in New Scientist (Lerner, E., Bucking the big bang, New Scientist 182(2448)20, 22 May 2004). An article on titled ‘Big bang theory busted by 33 top scientists’

‘Our ideas about the history of the universe are dominated by big bang theory. But its dominance rests more on funding decisions than on the scientific method, according to Eric Lerner, mathematician Michael Ibison of, and dozens of other scientists from around the world.’[source]

On a side note… I wonder if there are other theories that rests more on funding decisions rather than scientific method. Hmmmm…surely not???