Jake, _Robert_ doubts that a competing theory is being suppressed by the “scientific religious” and says an example would be denial from publication of a sound research paper.
Here’s something from Hannes Alfven:
“I have no trouble publishing in Soviet astrophysical journals, but my work is unacceptable to the American astrophysical journals.”
— Hannes Alfven
Search on “Stalin, the big bang and quantum physics” and you will find an explanation for the ability of the former Soviet Union and of the present Russia to occasionally embarrass the US of A. The article’s final line, on nuclear deterrence, is a hoot. I have it on another computer and in a day or so might be able to copy it here.
Hannes Alfven was a great scientist, no doubt about that. It’s never gonna be easy to overcome the status quo unless you hit an obvious home run. I do agree that the big bang is prematurely and flippantly being treated as a fact.