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The Big Bang Theory postulates that the entire Universe is expanding from the enormous explosion of an infinitely hot and dense singular point of matter almost 14 billion years ago. However this theory is based upon many assumptions. The first of which is that the redshifts observed in the electromagnetic spectra of galaxies, quasars and other extragalactic bodies are the result of the acceleration of these bodies away from the observer. It is also assumed that the higher the redshift of an object’s spectrum the faster its acceleration and the further its distance away from the observer. It is thus further assumed that this acceleration is caused by the expansion of the Universe in all directions since the optical spectra of almost all extragalactic bodies are redshifted to some degree regardless of the direction in space observed. For over 80 years this theory has grown in acceptance among astronomers and cosmologists to the point of ubiquity in the scientific community. But what if all of these assumptions are wrong? What if extragalactic redshifts aren’t caused by cosmic acceleration? What if extragalactic redshifts aren’t a true measure of distance?
There are hundreds of observable examples of two or more extragalactic bodies being connected to one another by proximity or visible attachments. Of these examples, dozens contain objects with highly discordant redshifts. In many cases these objects appear to be clearly connected by very short distances but the large difference between their redshifts supposedly indicates that they are millions and sometimes even billions of light years apart! These discrepancies obviously preclude the possibility that the observed redshifts are a measure of distance based on acceleration. The scientific community should be asking what is the cause of these discrepancies? How do they affect the currently accepted Big Bang Theory of cosmic expansion? But instead the discrepancies are being ignored or denied as even existing.
The purpose of the Discordancy Report is to report examples of discovered discordant redshifts to the public and the scientific community and present an opportunity to critically analyze the observations and hopefully nurture an interest in performing further observations. Determining whether these discordant redshifts are indicative of distance or represent some other intrinsic value is critical to the future of the Big Bang Theory and could even threaten it with obsolescence. But as they say, before you can disprove a theory you have to replace it with something else.