To begin with, I'll let you know I am a student. I am prone to theoretical physics and philosophy over cold, hard, mathematical fact. That being said, I was recently intrigued by a few things I learned regarding the Big Bang Theory. I'm still really shaky on the topic, though, and I could use a few good resources if anyone has information, sites, or books that I should look up. While I know the basic principles of the Big Bang, I'm confused over the recent controversy regarding red-shift and quasars. I also have no idea what an FLRW and FRW model is. I'd be glad to learn about anything else someboyd on the forums thinks is in any way important or pertinent. I am very much aware that there is a lot to cover, but is there anyhing that can help me both deepen my understanding of the theory and understand the talking points of the nay-sayers and those fueling the controversies? I'm looking for any information that can educate and/or enlighten me. Thanks to anyone who helps me out.