Science, Marxism and the Big Bang: A Critical Review of 'Reason in Revolt'


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End note

The two classic papers on cosmic background radiation are:

A Measurement of Excess Antenna Temperature at 4080 Mc/s
A.A. Penzias & R.W. Wilson
Astrophysical Journal 142: 419-421, July 1965

Cosmic Black-Body Radiation
R.H. Dicke et al.
Astrophysical Journal 142: 414-419, July, 1965

 

 

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