Assuming lack of heat-death survivable whatever's indicates a one-off big-bang ( fuggedabout them surviving the BB!) That is no big-bounce then so how to account for observed universe?
What if the BB set fire to the 'atmosphere'?
Accounts for inflation and observed size. I remain leaning towards a big bounce, for now, but do not rule out a one-off event. Just found out about Abdus Salam so playing catch-up ball here. Obviously!
I'm wearing black so the kid approaching with the King Kong doll could be an alien. Then there's that suspected thief and police-informant - we gotta get off this cop-ridden planet.