Joined: Dec. 2006
This is just my own idle speculation, not based on any research, so take it for what it's worth. I think a part of it is the idea that the story of Creation is all about Us. The bible takes us from the garden through the fall, redemption, second coming. God's history is human history. Why would God be doing stuff with the universe for billions of years without us? :)
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman