"The universe took 13.7 billion years to produce this amazing book. I heartily recommend it. I am often asked how science and religion can co-exist. This is a wonderful answer." — John Mather (NASA Senior Astrophysicist - 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics)The funny thing about this book blurb is that it took the universe 13.7 billion years to create everything that we see and experience around us today -- Facebook, reality TV, Adam Sandler's movies, gonzo porn, the Grand Theft Auto video games -- even my blog.
I suppose realizing this cuts down on the "wow" or "woo" factor behind the 13.7 billion year book blurb.