The image wavered,
striving between two lines:

A light broke
and there was nothing

save dust on the floor
and an echoing wind.

A whispered defiance
held the moment.

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Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth.
— Robert Jastrow
"A Scientist Caught Between Two Faiths: Interview with Robert Jastrow"
Christianity Today, August 6, 1982