Consider whom women want in the modern world: actors and popstars. Does it mean women like men who act or sing?
Back in the days when people weren't addicted to music and TV, they spent more time with their families and friends. Singers and actors of those days had a limited audience, so they weren't as relevant. Guess whom women wanted those days-- politicians, lawyers, and bureaucrats also known as the nobility. Does it mean women like men who practice these professions?
Let's go back even further before money was invented. There couldn't be bankers without money. Chances are the nobility did not exist unless there was a king. Whom did women want in this era? We lack the data, but they surely didn't like the classes in the first two scenarios.
For any time period, a pattern can be developed, which reliably predicts female dating preferences, but none of them tells the truth. Similarly, even if a pattern reliable predicts a physical occurrence, there is no guarantee it is the truth. We know how the pattern of how the Sun moves. Using the pattern, we can reliably predict the times of sunrise and sunset, yet we would be completely wrong about the underlying phenomenon. The Sun neither rises nor sets. It's Earth that goes around it. Or let's say both go around the barycenter of the system.
Laws of physics simply summarize what was observed. They don't have to have caused that which was observed. The universe isn't obligated to follow laws of physics. There is no guarantee that the pattern won't change, while the principle remains unknown. Think of what happens when you reverse the age of a chicken. It becomes smaller with time but does not end up becoming an egg-sized chicken but an egg-sized cell. The pattern changes, allowing it to become an egg. Compare that to the Big Bang.