" Multiplying the number of galaxies — which is about 2 trillion — by the 100 million stars in the galaxy suggests there could be about 10 raised to the 19th power stars in the universe, Conselice said. “But this could easily be a factor of 10 higher,” Conselice said." https://www.space.com/26078-how-many-stars-are-there.html
What Agnes REALLY meant was 10^19th power PLUS 13 ,
Dream big Agnes… dream big.
Maybe Agnes is just tired of being overwhelmed….
There’s very little in her world she can control.
So she picked a number she can handle…
Just enough to sparkle,
and few enough to name, describe, and use each one for her purposes…
leaving it to dismayed reality apologists like Trout to try to explain away the obvious discrepancies.
She doesn’t care.
She created just the cosmos she needs.
Betsy Ross agrees with Agnes.
If she had said “At least thirteen stars,” she’d have gotten away with it.
There were thirteen stars. When I was a kid there were forty-eight. Now there are fifty.