A friend and I were discussing the effect, if any, intelligence has on religious beliefs. We diverged and at one point I made the comment that as long as there are things that are unknown, there will be a place for religion. I wanted to hear what you had to say about that. As far as I know, the origins of religion were in explaining the unknown. Hypothetically, if society got to a point where it had an explanation for everything, would religion still have a place? I was thinking about how, over the years religion has, more or less, been losing ground so to speak. I.e. 1,000 years ago God created the earth in 7 days, but these days few people believe that, i.e. big bang and other theories. 1,000 years ago humanity began with Adam and Eve, these days there is evolution and other scientific evidence. Those are just examples. So, hypothetically, if humans reached a point where there weren't any mysteries left, i.e. we could explain the origin of the universe, the development of all organisms, what happens after death, etc. and they all had scientific (for lack of a better word) basis, would there be a purpose for religion? And if we accepted that our purpose on Earth, our meaning in life, was to just live and attempt to thrive, like it is for every other creature. Assuming that ALL of our questions were answered, would religion still have a place? Assumptions: We have answers to all of the big questions, everything can be explained and proven. I am curious to know what you all think.