Volume 20: Pages 329-333, 2007)
On the Geocentric Nature of Hubble's Law
Ling Jun Wang 1
1Department of Physics, Geology and Astronomy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 U.S.A.
The isotropic nature of the cosmic redshift may lead to a geocentric universe if the redshift is interpreted as being caused by the recessional motion of the heavenly bodies, a key argument for the big‐bang theory (BBT). To defend BBT from falling into a geocentric theory, it is argued that the universe is expanding linearly from the singularity, so the heavenly bodies would appear to be running away from each other with isotropic velocity distribution with respect to any observer, even if the point of reference is not at the center of the universe. In this article we will prove with both classical and relativistic theories that this argument is invalid and an isotropic velocity distribution with respect to Earth will logically lead to a geocentric universe.
Keywords: geocentric theory, Hubble law, redshift, big‐bang theory, dispersive extinction theory
Received: May 11, 2007; Published Online: March 26, 2009