Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “The Cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be” should be seen as a declaration of worship. It is clear why many skeptics would prefer this model. If the universe did not have a beginning, if the Cosmos is all that ever was, then references to something outside of the natural world would be unnecessary, they reason. However, this interpretation of the Cosmos as existing by and for itself is without a scientific basis. Science does not support the idea that the Cosmos is all there ever was. The facts point the opposite direction. —Dan DeWitt (from, The Genesis of Apologetics)