Puzzling together the world
Homo Sapiens started out with a blank slate – a vast number of blanks to fill in – so he had to make some assumptions about his existence and he made some (very understandable) mistakes. Over time, the missing pieces of the puzzle were dubbed “God” and we painted the world in a way that we felt comfortable with. But our growing knowledge gradually replaced more and more of the “God”-pieces. In the process, the picture changed and the God-factor has gotten smaller.
It’s been a while, but I have a new post up at The Everyman: Puzzling together the world.