Okay, so being fourteen, I know that I'm way out of my league on this forum. I do my best to understand anything to do with physics and to at least get a vague idea of theories and ideas, both old and new. Please forgive me for my ignorance. Aside from one topic a while back, I havn't done anything on this forum really, but I plan to become a regular. Anyway, now I'm rambling, so onto my question. Recently, I read of loop quantum cosmology, and how it indicates an eventual constriction of the universe to a point (CRUNCH), and then a sudden expansion (BANG). What I don't get is, how does LQC overcome the fact that there is twice as much dark energy as dark matter in the universe. Surely this ratio would continually accelerate the universe's expansion, leading to a Big Rip, not a Big Bounce? How is the big rip contradicted by LQC? or have I completely got the wrong idea? Thanks guys.