According to Helge Kragh, "There can be little doubt that the discussions among
Hoyle, Gold, and Bondi, which led to a tentative formulation of the
steady-state theory in 1947, were colored negatively by the views expounded by
Whittaker, Milne, and other religious scientists. The three steady-state pioneers were atheists and either hostile
or indifferent to organized religion ... Although the motives behind the
steady-state moder were not ... antireligious, it must surely have added to
their satisfaction that it was possible to design a universe in which there allegedly
was no room for a Creator." Helge Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy: The
Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe (Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1996), 253.
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