"This new knowledge of the galaxies is exhilirating and terrifying, beautiful and dreadful... The Hubble Deep Field photo opens us to a cosmos of capacious grandeur -- a universe of 50 billion galaxies blowing like snowflakes in a cosmic storm... The fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich asked, 'What is the use of praying if God does not answer?' In that wonderful image of more than 1,000 galaxies caught by a magnificent instrument lofted into space by a questioning creature, God answers."
-Chet Raymo, Skeptics and True Believers taken from The Hand of God