One does not have to be Einstein to not fully understand ones own world. Einsteins world may have been on a scale incomprehensible to me but in reality his biggest blunder had very little repercussion to him nor to the progress of science as he was soon enlightened and science unencumbered of the cosmological constant expanded happily along with its universe.

Unfortunately for most of us the universe is not so kind. Our blunders, though insignificant in Hubbles expanding universe, are of consequence so great to our own motion there is rarely an opportunity to reorder our universe.

Last week in Paris I came face to face with my greatest blunder only to find that seventeen years has not lessened the magnitude of my error and indeed bites deeper.

Cosmological constants, static or expanding universe? If only our dilemmas were that simple!

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