Recent studies of cosmology in the presence of a small fundamental
concluded that in that picture
inflation is not the likely path to the state of the current observed
universe. In fact, neither is the standard big bang. In this talk I
scrutinize the failure modes of the standard cosmology in that picture, and
consider 1) Whether these problems are robust in the case of a small
cosmological constant and 2) Whether similar problems might persist in other
frameworks. I also identify the key assumptions about causal patch physics
that cause the problems in the first place.
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