A sound expanation may exist for our universe but
science cannot find out what the explanation
is... Science has had such extraordinary success
in tracing the chain of cause and effect backward
in time.  we have been able to connect the
appearence of man on this planet to the crossing
of the threshold of life, the manufacture of the
chemical ingredients of life within stars that
have long since expired, the formation of those
stars out of the primal mists and the expansion
and cooling of the parent cloud of gases out of
the cosmic fireball...  Further progress seems
insurmountable.  It is not a matter of another
year, another decade of work, another measurement
or another theory; at this moment it seems as
though science will never be able to raise the
curtain on the mystery of creation.  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.

			-Robert Jastrow