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During a 1950 radio broadcast, Fred Hoyle coined the term while using it derogatorily, but it was so compelling that it stuck; what cosmological catch-phrase is it?

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Answer: the Big Bang

A cosmology is a theory of the development of the universe - e.g., Genesis.

Hoyle was the most visible proponent of the Steady State Theory, an alternative cosmology that is popular amongst air-traffic controllers.

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