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From: (Henry Spencer)
Subject: Re: Quasar Query...
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 13:51:23 GMT

In article <>, Peter Card  <> wrote:
>The great age of quasars is deduced from the high red shifts, which are
>assumed to be cosmological. Absorbtion lines with multiple lesser
>redshifts from clouds of gas in the line of sight provide information
>about the intervening material, and incidentally support the
>cosmological interpretation of the quasar redshifts...

The cosmological interpretation of the quasar redshifts is beyond
reasonable doubt now, given the number of gravitationally-lensed quasars
that have been found.  (That is, the number of quasars which are
definitely *behind* foreground galaxies.)
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