Title: 2nd Crisis in Cosmology Conference, CCC-2
Volume: 413 Year: 2009 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Potter, Frank
The papers in this volume are based upon talks given at the 2nd Crisis in Cosmology Conference (CCC-2) held 7-11 September 2008 in Port Angeles, Washington, USA, and sponsored by the Meta Research Organization (MRI), the International Academy for Cosmological Studies (IACS) and the Virtual Institute of Rational Astrophysics (VIRA). As a continuation of the 1st Crisis in Cosmology Conference (CCC-1) held in 2005 in Monção, Portugal, the contributions herein emphasize alternative interpretations of the astrophysical and cosmological data collected from numerous sources, including satellites and ground-based telescopes.

The conference began with investigations into the reality of cosmic expansion and the possible origins of the background microwave radiation, including interpreting hydrogen cloud separation data, utilizing the Tolman surface brightness test of galaxies, searching for time dilation in the quasar light curves, and examining the limits of LCDM cosmology. Presentation on the properties of quasar redshifts, the evolution of large scale structures, and the physics ground rules for evaluating alternative cosmologies followed, as well as discussion of several alternative cosmology proposals based upon familiar physical principles and recent data. Some new alternative redshift mechanisms involving novel scattering processes near starts and in the intergalactic medium leading to the Hubble relationship were discussed. Dark matter and dark energy alternatives were also proposed. The final paper presents two unique diagrams predicting the angular distance as a function of redshift (reproduced on the front cover) and the luminosity distance as a function of redshift for 12 cosmological models so that the definitive predictions of these cosmologies can be seen in comparison to the standard LCDM cosmology. The accumulation of more data in the near future should enable researchers to distinguish which cosmological model agrees best with the empirical evidence.
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Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter 1 Potter, Frank
Photograph of Participants 2 Potter, Frank
Part 1. Reality of Cosmic Expansion   
Hydrogen Cloud Separation as Direct Evidence of the Dynamics of the Universe 3 Ashmore, L.
Tolman Test from z = 0.1 to z = 5.5: Preliminary Results challenge the Expanding Universe Model 12 Lerner, E. J.
Time Dilation in Quasar Light Curves 24 Hawkins, M. R. S.
Part 2. Origin of Microwave Radiation   
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation does NOT prove that the Hot Big Bang Theory is Correct 39 Bligh, B. R.
Re-evaluation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) 47 Haynes, R.
Part 3. Quasi-Stellar Objects   
Physical Association and Periodicity in Quasar Families 61 Fulton, C.; Arp, H.
A Cluster of High Redshift Quasars with Apparent Diameter 2.3 Degrees 66 Arp, H.; Fulton, C.
Quasar Additional Intrinsic Redshift Mechanism?? 73 Gallo, C. F.
Part 4. Large-Scale Structure   
Fourier Analysis of the Large Scale Spatial Distribution of Galaxies in the Universe 77 Hartnett, J. G.
Survey of Evidence for Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Evolution of Structure on Various Scales 98 Schmitz, H. A.
A Review of Anomalous Redshift Data 109 Ratcliffe, H.
Does the Mandelbrot Set Offer Clues to the Cosmological Evolution of Form? 116 Dickau, J. J.
Part 5. Methods for Selecting Alternative Cosmologies   
The Changing Cosmology Narrative 125 Eastman, T. E.
Cosmological Physics Ground Rules and How to Evaluate Cosmologies 128 Dilworth, D. J.
Cosmology Without Finality 135 Mahootian, F.
Mathematical Theory Of Cosmological Redshift in a Static Lobachevskian Universe 145 von Brzeski, J. G.; von Brzeski, V.
A Solution to the Cosmic Conundrum including Cosmological Constant and Dark Energy Problems 152 Singh, A.
Quasi-Steady State Cosmology 164 Vishwakarma, R. G.
Plasma-Redshift Cosmology: A Review 169 Brynjolfsson, A.
Time as a Key to Cosmology: Theory of Time beyond the Standard Model 190 Poliakov, E. S.
Nucleosynthesis in Plasma-Redshift Cosmology 209 Brynjolfsson, A.
Part 7. Hubble Relationship Alternatives   
The Conflict between Realism and the Scalar Potential in Electrodynamics 221 Roscoe, D. F.
Coherent Spectroscopy of Supernova Remnant 1987A 233 Moret-Bailly, J.
Does Cosmological Scale Expansion Explain the Universe? 244 Masreliez, C. J.
Hubble's Cosmology: From a Finite Expanding Universe to a Static Endless Universe 255 Assis, A. K. T.; Neves, M. C. D.; Soares, D. S. L.
Optical Forces as a Redshift Mechanism: the "Spectral Transfer Redshift'' 268 Marmet, L.
Part 8. Dark Matter and Dark Energy Alternatives   
Conformal Gravity Challenges String Theory 279 Mannheim, P. D.
A Thin-Disk Gravitational Model for Galactic Rotation 289 Gallo, C. F.; Feng, J. Q.
Does Dark Energy Signal a Wrong Physics? 304 Vishwakarma, R. G.
Survey of Redshift Relationships for the Proposed Mechanisms at the 2nd Crisis in Cosmology Conference 315 Marmet, L.
Back Matter 325 Potter, Frank