OK, I'll say it in laymen's terms so you can find yourself -IMO, these scientists are blowing hot air and wasting taxpayers money. The universe has been around longer than thirteen billion years, and I don't need 12 years of college education to come to that conclusion.
Well, just how did you come to the conclusion. Come on, don't be shy.
And your evidence for your assertion is....?
And your evidence that two different INDEPENDENT methods for estimating the age of the Universe are BOTH in error is....?
Doesn't look that way. The Big Bang is unacceptable, of course, but why would it look only 13 gigayears old?
Please cite evidence for "a lot longer than thirteen billion years" from a refereed journal. Any such evidence would certainly be of interest.