Can’t remember who said it originally but it’s been said that we are far more ignorant about reality now compared to the reality of those who lived 500 years ago simply because we are now confronted with newly-discovered reality at a pace that far exceeds our understanding of how that newly-discovered reality actually works.
In other words, compared with those who lived 500 years ago, we are far more aware that there is much more that we don’t know about reality.
Yup. Classical vs Modern Physics. And just when we think that we have it pegged and we think that we are really really smart and a little arrogant, a new door opens up and new wonderful things are discovered.
My theory is that religion and science will merge. And yes, the deity wants us to be successful and so he/she set out a set of rules for us to follow that will help us survive. Unfortunately, we are not good at following rules.
All in my opinion of course.
The point is that there is a lot more to this world, than we can all see, that is going on. Scientists and atheists included.