GR has been shown to be tremendously successful in a great many individual situations concerning different parts of astronomy, as many have attested to.
However, since the Unification of GR and QFT have become such an obvious
dilema, this has to beg the question...
Is there another way, besides the 'shrinking the universe down to a point' (where the whole universe must come out of the beginnings at once), to apply GR to the universe as a whole???