Hi As I understand it there are several attmepts to explain the low entropy configuration of the universe at the big bang. Is seems to me the choices on the table that Im aware of are a mutliverse as in the Caroll/Chen model . A cyclic universe as in the CCC model or some hybrid of the two as in the Baum/Frmapton model. Are there any other explanations to this and if so how do they work? Also why does the dense state of the unvierse not work as an explanation? After all I would have thought if the unvierse is so incredibly compressed then the number of allowed configurations should be less, obviously this is not the case , but why not ?