(Not a lot of words down today, trying to do some actual research and fill in those “@@” symbols I leave scattered through my rough draft. Also, can’t find my copy of The Fingerprint of God.”)
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington was a peer of Einstein. He spent the majority of his life trying to make the evidence fit his worldview. Namely, that General Relativity even though it fit all the observational models, there must be some loophole that would make the universe infinitely old.
“Philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of Nature is repugnant to me…. I should like to find a genuine loophole.”
Stephen Hawking: “It would be difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us.”