My point of view is that first there was the Big Bang singularity, and then the period of inflation which resulted in the observable Universe becoming many times bigger. But was the Universe expanding ...
Here's what I just read from Wikipedia's page on the Hubble Space Telescope: While Hubble helped to refine estimates of the age of the universe, it also cast doubt on theories about its future. ...
Old inflation was ruled out, and I think that Linde's New inflation has its problems. There's an astonishing number of inflationary models out there (more than 100?) and they're all too technical for ...