ABSTRACT
The New Redshift Interpretation Affirmed
by
Dr. Robert Gentry, Nuclear Physicist

In late 1997 I reported (Mod. Phys. Lett. A 12 (1997) 2919; see report) the discovery of A New Redshift Interpretation (NRI) of the Hubble relation and the 2.7K CBR, which showed for the first time that it was possible to explain these phenomena within the framework of a universe governed by Einstein's static-spacetime general relativity (GR) instead of the Friedmann-Lemaitre expanding-spacetime paradigm. More recently Carlip and Scranton (astro-ph/9808021; C&S) claim to find flaws in this discovery, while also claiming the standard cosmology is error free. Their analysis assumes the NRI represents a static cosmological model of the universe. This is wrong. My MPLA report clearly states the NRI encompasses an expanding universe wherein galaxies are undergoing Doppler recession due to vacuum density repulsion. C&S's confusion on this crucial point leads to serious errors in their analysis. Next, in claiming the standard cosmology is error free, C&S fail to respond to the contradictory evidence in my preprint, see report. There I first show why the universe is governed by Einstein static-spacetime GR, and not the Friedmann-Lemaitre expanding spacetime paradigm on which Big Bang cosmology is critically hinged. Secondly, I note a most embarrassing fact about the F-L paradigm--namely, that it has always involved gargantuan nonconservation-of-energy losses amounting to the mass equivalent of about thirty million universes, each with a mass of 10^21 suns.

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