So overall, I am not convinced that the author has properly calculated the actual impact of the geometry of the universe that he proposes. Since he is not modifying physics in a fundamental way, but only the geometry (which is arguably the appeal of his model), many experiments in physics can be reinterpreted in terms of this new setup. As far as I can tell, they would not allow the set up to be possible. Thus unless the author can convincingly prove that the standard well known local physics is not modified in his setup, it is premature to try to calculate the impact on cosmology.
Answer. As much as I would like to criticize the reviewer for not paying attention to important details in the article and for not making a minimum effort to understand it better by asking a question before issuing a rejection, I am extremely thankful for their work and attention.
I am not sure what the reviewer means by
Thus unless the author can convincingly prove that the standard well known local physics is not modified in his setup, it is premature to try to calculate the impact on cosmology.
The only item that affects local physics is the epoch-dependent G. We demonstrated that it doesn’t affect the Oklo Natural Reactor during its 2 billion years existence. HU itself tackles Gravitational Lensing and the Precession of Mercury Perihelion. I believe that that is enough due diligence for a single contributor. Given guidance on what specifically the reviewer means, I could easily tackle other items. Gravitational Lensing and Mercury issues took little time to solve, so one would expect that local physics issues wouldn’t be a challenge.
There are intrinsic challenges for anyone to understand my theory. For the established scientist, the theory is challenging because it doesn’t use their tools. Some of the ‘hidden’ goals of the theory (challenging GR, Inflation Theory, Chromodynamics) are hidden because it is counterproductive to defend everything in a huge paper. Nobody will read it and nobody will review it.
As a busy mostly ignorant, non-scientist, I might not be the best person to defend this idea. This piecewise attempt to introduce the theory to the community is the best I could come up with.