Cosmology: Math Plus Mach Equals Far-Out Gravity

What would happen to the solar system if half of the universe disappeared? From Newton to Einstein, most experts have agreed that nothing much would happen except that the sky would have fewer stars. But now British Cosmologist Fred Hoyle says that the sun would shine 100 times brighter and burn the earth to a crisp.

Hoyle is a respected scientist, one of the originators of the theory of continuous creation, which holds that the universe is still being formed by particles that appear out of nothing in empty space. When he presented...

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