Age of the universe

If the history of the earth were condensed to one year, it would be one hour til Auld Lang Syne before Neanderthals show up. At 23:58 and 43 seconds, the birth and death of Christ. Interpreters of the Bible dated the earth and universe at somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 years. Comte du Buffon estimated in 1779 it was in fact 75,000 years old. A century later, Lord Kelvin estimated its age at between 20 to 400 million years. There is now scientific consensus that the universe is 14 billion years old. Some change in those last seconds before midnight.