Some good points,
Between 70,000 and 30,000 years ago, Homo sapiens underwent the single greatest change in our history--the Cognitive Revolution. During that period we learned to think--and more importantly--express ourselves differently, with immensely more variety and fluidity of information transmission.
Yes this is something we take for granted the ability to think. They say brains sized maxed out around 2,000,000 years ago no doubt with the advent of stone tools which by the way, must have required thinking and primitive forms vocal instruction communication, anyway the ability to think of Gods was an advancement that led eventually to the bronze age and huge community building projects, wars, and advancement in governments and religion and what not,, which today Science seems to replacing which more clearer facts about our world and how things work. Which to me is very interesting to see take place in the 21st century.
Personally, what I would like to see happen is for a different fiction to overtake and replace religion--that of worldwide community and balance with the environment. But I don't think that will ever happen. I think religion is with us until the end. Ironically, the same thing that played such a large part in our success may also be what eventually dooms us as a species, though perhaps that's not fair, since what's at play in religious strife is in-group out-group thinking, and if we didn't have religion we would find another reason to hate the "other."
Well the atom being orbited by elections and the pictures they used to describe them are all fictional and simply vision tools to explain something we don't have camera equipment(electron microscope), that will ever be able to view things at a quantum level, just physics trying to explain things with visual illustrations with no visual proof.
Could that be considered different fiction? or what about we are in a computer simulation I think that is a much more harmless fiction?