Arguments against the flatness problem in classical cosmology: a review


For a while now, I've been arguing that the flatness problem in classical cosmology is bogus, based on a misunderstanding. But don't take it from me. There are so many arguments against the existence of the flatness problem that I've written a 23-page review. Although obviously not common knowledge, many very well known cosmologists and relativists have argued, in the leading journals in the field, that the flatness problem is bogus, so now, as in the future, I need cite only my review and references therein.

The file linked to below is the author's accepted manuscript (a technical term with a very specific meaning). According to EPJH policy, a preprint can be posted at any time on any webserver, but the AAM can be posted after acceptance on a personal website and, after the 12-month embargo, can be posted to

   their employer's internal website; their insitutional and/or funder repositories.
So, in due course it should show up at and of course will remain here as well. That means that the only way to have it on arXiv would be as a preprint, but for several reasons I put stuff on arXiv only after acceptance, so this paper will never appear on arXiv. However, I've stopped submitting to arXiv anyway.

The links below point to one file containing the complete text, all figures and tables etc.

As are most of my publications this is available in more than one form:

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