One of the fundamentals of mainstream cosmology is the Big Bang; however the wealth of cosmological anomalous data suggests that the theory is too simplistic.
The Enchantments perspective favours the toroidal universe, a continuous expanding and contracting universe, perhaps a big doughnut, this is in keeping with plasma cosmology.
This is some of the November, 20, 2006 version of the Wikipedia article on Plasma Cosmology, which was subsequently heavily censored.
Plasma cosmology is a non-standard cosmology which emphasizes the electromagnetic properties of astrophysical plasmas. Plasma cosmology includes qualitative explanations for the evolution of the universe — from the cosmic microwave background, to galaxy formation, to large scale structure. Fundamental to its explanations are interpretations of many astrophysical phenomena by scaling results from laboratory experiments.
Is time and space curving back on itself?
Do we live in a feedback universe, I think so… either way the time is coming to recognize that scientific truth works on scales of truth like everything else. Newton was not wrong its just that Einstein saw more truth, but he struggled with quantum realities, now we superstring theory and M theory.
The Big Bang perspective is probably the perspective that we have been capable of thus far, or up to the 20th century.
Reality looks different as we evolve our consciousness. The intellectual capabilities of Big Bang advocates are not the issue, in most cases they may will have developed outstanding minds, its a matter of context and the starting position of ones enquiry.
The Human race is at an early stage of development in cosmological terms; we have not yet even properly left the planet and started colonizing.
Even the plasma doughnut toroid universe is not the ultimate view, maybe just a more sophisticated one that the Big Bang.
We are on an awesome journey into the heart of a mystery, we have come so far, yet lets not think we have arrived, if as species we open to the larger reality then the potentials for our planet is not limited to the idea of limited resources— for the Universe is infinite and eternal and there is no shortage of energy, even in our Solar system.