> Correct. "Religion" shrinking refers to number of people who are > religious. Since the population is increasing, and since people here are > coming up with whacky definitions of what "religion" means, I don't see how > to answer that (and it isn't a subject that intrusts me). I'm saying that > the domain over which the superhuman and supernatural has control tends to > get smaller as man's knowledge increases. Sorry, been out of the list for a while but I had to reply to this late as it is. I think there is a certain irony implied in the fact that as we become a more 'advanced' society we see more and more people medically treating themselves with 'old world' techniques, i.e. acupuncture, faith healing, healing touch, herbal remedies, etc. Is this due to lack of faith in 'science' or 'scientific humankind' or a search for something larger, something that can't be seen or 'logiced'.