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Sep15-10, 09:51 AM
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Quote Quote by Chalnoth View Post
Well, pretty sure that isotropy without homogeneity does imply a privileged point of view. It's just that so far there's no reason to believe our universe isn't homogeneous, as the homogeneous models work, but the inhomogeneous ones so far do not.
The context of the quoted paragraph seems to indicate you meant to say does not imply.
In that case, I agree, perhaps the problem lies not in the cosmological principle in itself, which is quite reasonable and seems to agree with observation so far, but in the interpretation some cosmology books make of the principle.