Posted: Sep 26, 2017 11:31 am
by DavidMcC
I'm sure you've already seen my article on cosmology, but just in case:
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/physics/loop-quantum-gravity-t9397-100.html#p1211883
Continued here:
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/physics/loop-quantum-gravity-t9397-120.html#p1213199
In a nutshell, ideas of what space-time actually is need revising if an adequate explanation for the many things that cosmologists cannot (by their own admission) explain is to be achieved.
It implies a multiverse, based on Lee Smolin's idea that a universe is a black hole.

BTW, the stand-alone big bang is, indeed, bunkum - see my article.