The Expanding Universe Prevails
Dr. Robert Jastrow documented how, throughout the twentieth century, the mounting evidence brought great scientists to accept the fact that the universe had a beginning. He ends his book this way:
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.[i]
[i] Jastrow, Robert, God and the Astronomers (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992), p. 107.
Very recently scientific evidence has settled the question “Created or Uncreated” decisively in favor of a beginning in the observable past. The expansion is the resounding proof that the universe had a beginning. When Moses started his creation narrative with the words “In the beginning” he was right. Many people made great efforts to find evidence that would show Moses wrong, but they all struck out.