Hello all, yes, we do need a new model, or should I say, "a completed model". You see, the Big Bang only explains half of what happened. Something banged. Yes? OK, The other half of the story seems to be "the Big Bounce"- you've heard about it, but now it's becoming mainstream. Why? Because it jives with the conservation of energy (no free lunch, no creation, no problem), and beautifully correlates with time dilation. (time affected by gravity and velocity). Still with me? Yes, time dilation. When a star is in fusion it is in a state of "expansion", with dying stars that run out of fuel, collapsing (gee, I wonder why?) and if the star's mass is large enough, then if "bounces" off its hyper-dense state to produce a supernova, but the core continues into a black hole, in a future time zone specifically due to increased gravity and density (special relativity)- we on the outside of the black hole must wait billions of years to "see" what the black hole actually is. The punchline to this scenario is that these black holes have already bounced and exploded from "their" point of view (Planke Stars), but we won't see the explosion until we pass through huge amounts of time, and "catch up" with them. They lead the way into the contraction of the universe. Even though we can't easily prove the existence of Planke Stars (black holes exploding) the theory does eliminate the "origin" of the universe, because there was none. (What came first: the expansion or the contraction?) It also eliminates the contradiction between Einstein's World and the quantum realm- both turn out to be correct, but happen in different time zones, depending on proximity in the approach into and out of the Singularity. The icing on the cosmological cake is that the big bounce also eliminates the Singularity by bouncing off it, all due to quantum gravity.