This particular evening, as I sat in front of my television watching PBS' acclaimed science series NOVA, the quote shot to the forefront of my mind as I sat "confuzzled" by what I was hearing (confuzzlement - a state of mind where being confused and being puzzled collide...even though puzzlement is confusion...I know it's really weird).
The episode I was watching was about the discovery of the "God Particle" otherwise known as the Higgs Boson particle. This particle was the missing element in particle physic's Standard Model. But, it wasn't the discovery of Higgs Boson that that confuzzled me. It was how NOVA was describing the Universe's beginnings. See if you can catch it on the video clip below.
"For the scientist who has lived by 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
Did you catch it? The narrator refers to the perfect symmetry that was in the beginning...formless and without structure. The program seems to affirm precisely what Genesis 1:2 states about "the beginning" being formless and void. Even more amazing to me was the blatant admission of Science's inability to account for the Universe containing anything since, according to their mathematical theories and understanding of physics, the Universe should be void - an apologetical linchpin and nightmare for all materialists.
Shortly after the program, I'd recall a quote which I had heard at an apologetics conference some 30 years earlier from the notable Dr. John Warwick Montgomery - a leading scholar, theologian, lawyer, and Christian apologist concerning the Universe's origin. Quoting renowned scientist Robert Jastrow, an American astronomer, physicist, cosmologist, and leading NASA scientist, "For the scientist who has lived by 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."
See the entire program on Nova: Season 13, Episode 1: Big Bang Machine CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)