Fictions explore incredible experiences as metaphors that we can apply to our daily lives. The range of abstraction for any fiction is determined in accordance to the audience’s analogical ability. The more sophisticated the audience, the more abstract the concept can be illustrated. For any fiction to communicate, it must bases on reality. Since we cannot witness everything that happens in the world with our direct senses, many incredible experiences require faith to make it true. Without faith, we cannot enjoy or create movies, books, games, art, religions, and etc.
The level of faith on any subject differs with each person. A scientist would have more faith believing a new discoveries than someone who’s not familiar in the field. A biologist who sees bacterias under a microscope will have more faith believing in such an organism’s existence than someone who’s never seen through a microscope. An engineer who builds microscopes in this sense, would have more faith than this biologist who uses it everyday. The closer our senses are to the source, the more believable of such belief thus requiring less faith. Slowly, as science advances, fewer population is going to believe the newer concepts because they are further away from our direct senses: Such events include landing rovers on Mars, Strings Theories, and experiments done using the Large Hadron Colliders. In String Theory, Theoretical physicists claim if an atom (which is extremely small) is the size of our solar system, a string would be the size of a tree on earth. The scale and concept are unfathomable getting further and further away from our reality. When science requires as much faith as any religion in order to understand it, can it become one itself?