You almost mentioned Inflation (the cosmic kind) which also derives from the equations of General Relativity. This work, by the physicist Alan Guth, gives a satisfying explanation of the CMB and also why the Universe appears to be flat.

This is a delightful and accessible discussion by Alan Guth himself. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCN7vr9FVk

PS: As far as Prof. Penrose's idea goes, there's an old joke, "Elephants all the way down."

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Scientist. Writer. Meditator. Blue Tantrika. Mystical Rabbi. Climate & Human Rights Activist. I’m a man of few words, except when I open my mouth.