According to Wikipedia, Hoyle rejected the BIG Bang theory

Again, according to Wikipedia,
it was the Belgian priest and astronomer, Georges Lemaître who actually proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe, which he called his 'hypothesis of the primeval atom'. Hoyle jokingly called it a BIG Bang.
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