What made Einstein think the universe was steady?
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Feb13-11, 09:00 AM
Wasn't it just a prejudice, a habit of thought? Before relativity no other possibility had ever entered anyone's head, there was no reason to, and in a purely mechanical Newtonian Universe would I be right in saying the concept would be meaningless or an unnecessary multiplication of concepts? If everything including your measuring instruments expands or does anything else there are no consequences so forget it?
Were there no other thoughts/reasons? Like for example religious ones?
Is there a site that explains it in just a few sentences if no one here can tell me?
And please don't forget to answer my second question!