In order to quell complaints from those members of the board who feel they are being discriminated against in my recent threads, I would like to directly address the issue of a non-cosmological interpretation of redshift. If you're a layman trying to learn about astronomy, I advise you to disregard this thread and read my other one on the mainstream view. Only a very small portion of the community even takes this seriously. In the interest of open scientific debate, however, I will present the following challenges to nay-sayers: 1) Explain the CMB, including the acoustic oscillations. 2) Explain the abundances of light elements. 3) Explain the formation of large scale structure. 4) Explain the correlation of strong absorption systems in QSOs with galaxies on the sky. 5) Explain gravitationally lensed quasars. There's much more, but I'd be happy to see an explanation of even one of those things, preferably mathematical.