The Big Bang theory also gives us an age for the universe. The latest estimate, based on several cosmological observations, is 13.80 +/- 0.02 billion years.
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.
Science writer Dennis Overbye calls the inflation controversy a crisis in cosmology. But maybe it is more of a crossroads.
How many ways will naturalists find to evade the implications of cosmic fine tuning?