General relativity is precisely accurate in everything it models. See four examples:
• …gravitational waves from black holes merging.
• …the rate change of Mercury's orbital ellipse orientation.
• …the bending of light in gravitational fields.
• …The universe’s general expansion (from a hot-dense phase)
This is relevant because the radical and highly precise things general relativity predicts seems so improbable that “chance” is a bad explanation for the theory’s success.
•…GR’s success is limited in scope.1
The universe really did expand from a hot dense state.
This article analyzes three evidences,...
• …Galaxies are diverging (“red shifted”) like dots on a balloon.
• …A “Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation” permeates space like a gas.
• …There is a lot of helium-4, and some deuterium, helium-3, lithium-7.
This is relevant because it is a very surprising confirmed prediction of General Relativity, and might inductively warrant a tentative belief that the backwards contraction reaches the singularity point based on its clear past trajectory.
So? Couldn’t it simply be that… •…GR’s success is limited in scope.1
General relativity “breaks down” in quantum-sized settings insofar as its predictions may no longer apply; we need a theory of quantum-gravity to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.
• Quantum influences may rub out predictions of General Relativity
This is relevant because the size at which singularities are predicted and modeled by general relativity is less than the Planck length (i.e. quantum size).
By way of response, however… • …we ought to give General Relativity's predictions benefit of the doubt. • …independent lines of evidence for a singular beginning supplement General Relativity's prediction, amplifying the likelihood that it's prediction is accurate.