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OK, lunch meat. Here are five theories of the Universe. Do you adhere to any of them or would you prefer to offer another?
1) The Big Bounce. This is similar in some ways to the Oscillating universe, but with only one bounce rather than an infinite number.
2) Multi-verse. Here, there are many universes like ours that either bud off the main multiverse or, alternatively, are embedded within it.
The Big Bang is a good description of the current expansion phase, but it is based on general relativity and we *know* that quantum mechanics has to be included. We simply don't know how that is to be done. Loop Quantum Gravity is one possibility; it suggest the Big Bounce model. String theory is another possibility and it suggest a multiverse scenario.
So, in your list, the Big Bang is certainly an option, but it is probably incomplete. Oscillating universe theories are rather unlikely (though not impossible) given the data we have right now (they tend to require positively curved space). The Steady State is definitely wrong as it cannot account for the background radiation.
We can eliminate the 'Devine' and the 'instantaneous' theory as philosophical garbage. And then we have to add the Big Bounce and the multiverse version.
So much for lunch.