Quote Originally Posted by Ken G View Post
Or to add to what Guth is saying, I would claim that what is actually different is that cosmologists are asking much simpler questions than meteorologists. It's not the cosmological universe that is simpler, it is what the physicist has chosen to care about that is simpler.
Or, not so much that meteorologists are asking complicated questions, it's the TV viewer that is asking what seems to be a simple question which the meteorologist knows involves complicated answers.