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Robert Jastrow on the Big Bang and the Confluence of Science and Theology

God and the Astronomers (W.W. Norton: 1978), p. 116.

For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.