When early civilizations developed, deities were used to explain the mysteries of the physical world, such as having a god for thunder, rain, death and creation. Changes in secular circumstances, religious power and cultural diffusion changed how early peoples saw God. As people’s concept of God changed, old ideas were either incorporated into new religions or dropped completely.
That could be a problem….
In the final moments of the movie CONTACT, there came a statement that has always generated conflict between science and God. Palmer Joss, a man of religion (played by Matthew McConaughey) walks to a waiting limo with Ellie Arroway, an atheistic woman of science (played by Jodie Foster).