No need for that! Anti-de Sitter space just suggests a negative cosmological constant. It doesn’t play well with gravity as described in general relativity, but that’s the bit I think Einstein got wrong. I think mass does curve space, but it’s not as simple as gravity as a force or gravity warping spacetime, it might be both.
We have detected gravitational waves, which strongly suggests that gravitons are a thing. It’s true that gravity based models of galaxy formation don’t work, but why limit this to one thing or another? Gravity, whether a force or not, can play some part, even if it isn’t the sole driving force.
Dark matter started as a very reasonable thing. It was just non-luminous material. Without our sun, the solar system would be dark matter because it doesn’t produce light. Since then, it has morphed into some kind of magic pixie dust, which there is no evidence for except that their math doesn’t work without it and dark energy.
My Big-ish Kersplay hypothesis suggests that spacetime can not only be curved, but can be twisted. A massive rotating object like a black hole can produce spiral space. All matter entering this black hole moves straight through spiral space, which means it can only impact from one direction. Each new bit adds a little “kick” to the system, making it rotate faster. Eventually, the system’s spin overcomes gravity, and the thing kersplats apart.
Most galaxies we can see are planer spirals. We also see some dust globs, which are baby galaxies that have recently kersplatted. We also see globular galaxies, which are the result of co-mingling of 2 or more spiral ones.
The cosmic background radiation is so uniform because it’s the result of our last localized galactic kersplat, not some universal big bang. We are close enough to the center of the galaxy that it should be uniform-ish.
So my universe is eternal, it just always was, and cyclic. Galaxies kersplat, are gradually pulled back together, a black hole forms at the center once it accrues enough mass, it spins, creates spiral space, spins faster, then eventually kersplats again.
Our sun doesn’t have enough mass to ever create anything heavier than oxygen. How then can one explain the presence of much heavier elements like plutonium? One would expect any star massive enough to create these heavy elements to have a much longer lifespan than our sun. The fact that they did form and they are here suggests that the universe if much older than they say, and this fits well with a cyclic universe.