Cosmic inflation has major problems within this hypothesis but has been nevertheless accepted as truth in cosmology. It’s contention is shortly after the big bang, the universe expanded faster than one can sneeze by an incredible billions upon trillions of miles. Now it has an extremely difficult task in trying to convince other scientists in a different field namely physicists by attempting to gather some key solid evidence for it.
The latest method in trying to detect so-called; inflation consists of placing a special instrument on a telescope at the South Pole. The research in being done by the University of Chicago. It’s mission is to look for gravitational waves left by a extremely high and very quick energy event (inflation).
Scientists are uncertain about a high energy event would actually leave a gravitational wave signature. They expect to find an answer to this particular unknown in about 10 years from now. Keep in mind, theories based on naturalism always tend to want it both ways, and this experiment is no exception to the rule.
If a gravitational wave signature is somehow detected, cosmologists would be declaring the hypothesis as “valid” for wider acceptance or undeniable evidence for the hypothesis. Now what if in ten years or more we see no gravitational wave signature being detected? Then what? No problem. Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State claims that a failed mission in detecting a signature is consistent with the inflation hypothesis! If that’s the case, why attempt to detect a supposedly high energy phenomena from the past by observing gravitational waves at the South Pole? Again, they want to have it both ways!
There is also another major problem with trying to gather solid evidence for the inflation theory as stated below.
“We have these key components to our picture of the universe, but we really don’t know what physics produces any of them, said Scott Dodelson [U of Chicago], referring to inflation, dark energy and dark matter – the proposed stuff that makes up the universe’s missing mass. ‘The goal of the next decade is to identify the physics.”
Outside observers of modern cosmology are not going to conclude the theory is factual especially when it’s key points in the inflation hypothesis itself are outside the realm of knowledge where it hasn’t been invented yet, or it will never be invented.
In conclusion, cosmic inflation is an hypothesis not a theory despite it’s acceptance in one particular area in science. Measurements known from Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe has indicated those observations have not solved any of it’s problems, also lack of solid evidence overall and the latest experiment at the South Pole will most likely not answer any questions either.