About twenty years ago, I began arguing against the big bang theory. At the time I knew of noone else who did the same. I had always been cynical, believed that the big bang wouldn't be abandoned in my lifetime.
Arguing on the 'net at Forums I encoutered many who dug in to the Status Quo. There was no reason to disbelieve this big bang theory that's so widely accepted if not proven....
PLAY IT SAFE
If you accept the majority theory and you are wrong, not so bad. If you believe the minority view and are correct, that's OK. But to take a minority stance and take the chance of being wrong, that's frightenIng to some people.
Never go out on a limb, advance any theory that would change anything.
Sadly, when the truth is not on the tree, you have to go out on a limb to find it...
On the internet I began to find sites that said many things that I have thought regarding problems with the big bang theory. This was very exciting to me.
Momentum has shifted greatly. Support for big bang has decreased significantly. In one demographic,theorists who aren't employed as astronomers, Big Bang theory enjoys LESS THAN 50% support. A conference was scheduled to address the CRISIS in Cosmology.
Every day advanced research in labs is causing big bang theorists to report observational evidence contrary to BB theory.
BEST TIME TO ABANDON BIG BANG THEORY?
As trends demonstrate year to year, more people, ordinary and profesional, are rejecting the big bang. This comfortable status quo theoretical position is far less comfortable now.
You are no longer in Kansas......
What are status quo theorists going to clutch on to when big bang is the MINORITY opinion? To be in the minority and to be wrong is the worst possible fate, isn't it?
BOTTOM OF THE CLASS
If 90% of the public accepts steady-state theory before you do, that puts you in the bottom 10% of the class, a straggler coming in last at the finish line.