According to Wikipedia, Hoyle rejected the BIG Bang theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hoyle

Again, according to Wikipedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre
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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