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Single Idea 21108

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Cosmology / 3. The Beginning]

Full Idea

We now know the age of the universe to four significant figures. It is 13.72 billion years old!

Gist of Idea

The universe is precisely 13.72 billion years old

Source

Lawrence M. Krauss (A Universe from Nothing [2012], 05)

A Reaction

It amazes me how many people, especially in philosophy, would be reluctant to accept that this is a know fact. I'm not accepting its certainty, but an assertion like this from a leading figure is good enough for me, and it should be for you.

Book Reference

Krauss,Lawrence M.: 'A Universe from Nothing' [Simon and Schuster 2012], p.87