“Physicists have been trying to merge these two theories â” Einsteinâs theory of gravity and quantum mechanics â” for decades, but this scenario brings these two theories together, into harmony,” said Mersini-Houghton. “And thatâs a big deal.”
And it does that by dispensing with black holes and singularities (and consequent inflation and dark-matter and dark-energy and many-worlds multi-verses), all the way back to the big bang. Stripping out the hacks and returning to (classical) common sense. (Hat tip to Rick on FB again- trawling the web for big-bang updates.)
That’s a big deal.
[Post Note : Obviously there are honestly sceptical responses to Mersini-Houghton, but so far no direct refutation, and I did notice one reference to Stephen Hawking having now agreed with her, over the non-existence of black-holes as singularities anyway. Need to collate other links.]
[Post Note : Oh, and how timely.]