Who First Proposed the Big Bang Theory?

Georges Lemaître.

Duncan Aikman of the New York Times spotlighted Lemaitre’s view in 1933: “‘There is no conflict between religion and science,’ Lemaïtre has been telling audiences over and over again in this country …. His view is interesting and important not because he is a Catholic priest, not because he is one of the leading mathematical physicists of our time, but because he is both.”

Read ‘A Day Without Yesterday’: Georges Lemaitre & the Big Bang by Mark Midbon.

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