So the universe is 13.8 billion years old, or 100 million years older than scientists previously thought. The news arrived last week from the team at the European Space Agency running the Planck satellite. The adjustment brings to mind those wise words “and this too shall pass.”
Add another 100 million years? Hard to miss the lesson in perspective or humility, especially for those seemingly at the center of our universe. You want to squabble incessantly for partisan advantage? Take seriously celebrity? In a mere 1 million years, who will remember?