My perception of the fundamental laws appear to vary from your own. The laws of physics themselves are simply descriptions of nature which explain underlying causes for the behaviour of particles. We have detected patterns and algorithms and found we can make predictions based on the understanding of these patterns.tommarcus wrote: ↑August 30th, 2018, 9:20 pmI agree with your assessment of current physics which is describing the physical world. However, I believe the current physical world had a beginning for other reasons which I have proposed. As such there was a part of existence in which this universe did not exist. And therefore its current physical laws also did not exist since there was nothing upon which they could act. You can't have Maxwells' laws if there are no electrons. These laws could not have existed prior to the beginning and therefore could not be the cause of anything until they came into existence with the physical world. They are part of the physical world and therefore cannot be the cause of themselves.
The laws themselves are contingent on the same conditions which gave rise to elementary particles, from what I understand theoretical physicists have already established that the fundamental laws we know today were not present at the origin of the Universe, this is supported by data from the CMB. As far as I'm aware no cosmologists or physicists these days attempt to explain the origin of the a Universe with the fundamental laws.
The reason the rate of expansion is increasing is clear, it is a matter of consequence. The distance of space between objects continues to expand from every point in space, the more space that exists, the more space there is which expands.I assume you know that based on the positions of the objects in the universe, the universe expanded at a rate much faster than the speed of light. Or so it appears. Call it a bang or not. Also the objects are expanding at an increasing rate. That is their speed is accelerating. Given the mass and energy that is calculated to exist, this shouldn't be happening. Using your balloon analogy it is like someone blowing more air into the balloon faster and faster compared to when they started. Neither of these phenomenon are completely explained by current theories. My theory is that they are evidence of laws that existed before our universe's laws. Of course I must concede, that they could very well be phenomenon that are the results of physical laws which have not yet been discovered.
As for the cause of expansion, this is currently explained as a consequence of dark energy, whatever dark energy is. How can dark energy be said to be evidence of some type of unknown/untested/unheard of law if dark energy itself can't be explained?