The relationship between science and religion is often portrayed as one of warfare. In A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (1896), for example, Andrew White, co-founder of Cornell University, details many of the beliefs once sanctioned by religion that science has shown to be false, such as the belief that the earth is flat, that the earth is the center of the universe, or that the universe is only 6,000 years old. So it is an event of some note when a scientific theory seems to support a religious view, and that is just what the Big Bang seems to do. According to that theory, the universe came into existence about 15 billion years ago in an explosion of unimaginable power. The Judeo-Christian tradition has always taught that the universe came into existence at some time in the past. It now seems that science endorses that view.