My remarks were directed to the topic of the thread, the god of gaps, not the larger question of the existence of a god. As humans advance in their knowledge of the natural processes that create our physical reality there are fewer and fewer holes in our knowledge to insert the god of gaps into. I acknowledge that our understanding will likely never be complete so there will always be gaps into which theists will insist on inserting "god/god did it". However, we see a pattern emerging: the ancients thought god moved the stars and planets through the sky, now we have the theory of relativity that explains those movements as natural phenomena without having to invoke a god. The ancients thought they had to appease the gods with sacrifice and ceremonies to ensure a bountiful harvest, now we have agriculture. Most of the natural phenomena the ancients attributed to the gods have been found to be the result of natural causes that occur without the need to involve a god in the process. If this trend continues, and I see no reason to suppose it won't, the need to suppose a god directing nature will continue to decrease. Does this prove god doesn't exist? Of course not. But it does show that as our understanding of nature increases there is less need for a god to explain reality. Eventually there may come a time when the gods aren't needed to explain much of anything, a day when we can finally accept that the gods were simply a gap-fillers for our incomplete knowledge, not an answer to anything in themselves.Why, and how so? It shows our imperfect understanding of God's influence but how does that equate to no God?