As I detail in my book, this is an
> inevitable outcome of being able to discuss things
> -- the gift of language -- and yet it is only an
> interim phase. As we develop the tools and the
> time to look more closely, the easy and comforting
> assumptions of religion start to fall away. For
> the weakness of religion is that it ends up being
> about observance -- whereas science is about
> observation. And as Richard Feynman famously
> remarked, it is better to have questions with no
> answers than answers with no questions...
And yet, some of us are still stuck in the "religion guides all phase". There is a resurgence of anti-science and anti-intellectualism going on now worldwide, the cult of ignorance lamented by Asimov and Sagan.