Einstein must be wrong: How general relativity fails to explain the universe

Jan 3, 2020
What a difference two months do, the origibal Conversation article was written as the first Webb observations - as hoped for - would entice and confound the astronomical community. Since then the early question have had - as expected - mainstream explanations and Webb has joined the ever increasing supportive tests of general relativity and the rejection of "alternative theories".

Re the mischaracterization of the space expansion that is at the core of "big bang" cosmologies the original idea of "a primeval atom" has been replaced by observation of inflation. The observed low energy slow roll inflation is quite possibly eternal - so no need for an initial condition - and seem to be unavoidably multiverse spawning - so no need for anthropic "finetuning" of vacuum energy.