In January 1933, the Belgian mathematician and Catholic priest Georges Lemaitre traveled with Albert Einstein to California for a series of seminars. After the Belgian detailed his Big Bang theory, Einstein stood up applauded, and said, "This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I have ever listened."
A serious spiritual problem confronting us in the technological age is that in having effectively solved the problem of information scarcity, we now find that we lack the transcendent narratives that would provide us with the moral guidance, social purpose, and intellectual economy necessary to tell us what we need to know, and especially what we do not need to know.
Richard Dawkins has been accused of spreading a cold and joyless message, a pessimistic nihilism and his latest book, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder, was written in response to these charges. But the book is based, in its entirety, on a simple mistake.