- Repository URL:
- http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11132; http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11131
The course of events that led to the conflict between the two main theories of cosmology in yesteryears, namely, the big bang theory and the steady state theory are recounted. The philosophical positions held by the leading scientists in these events are described. The present status of this debate and the critical role played by the Indian cosmologist J.V. Narlikar in the development of modern cosmology are high-lighted.