The controversy if that’s what we have to call it is why these three suddenly felt compelled to submit such a contrary hypothesis and undermine the scientific standards of those in the mainstream. To my mind, such posturing smacks of mischief. They set themselves up as the guardians of reason, appearing entirely plausible and accusing everyone else of being luddite (compared to them). No wonder they’ve annoyed cosmologists everywhere. I think your critique Ethan is if anything, too conciliatory given the circumstances!