The wonder's not at all taken away by it...the fascinating thing is in trying to figure out "how did he do that?" When I was a child, I was always curious as to how the magician did his trick. "It's magic" was and still is a lame answer to me. The magician analogy is a pretty good one, though. While things might seem like magic at first, there's always a trick that we can find...often a simple one with far reaching consequences. People once thought that lightning was being thrown from the sky by Zeus with his godly magic powers - now we know better. It once seemed crazy that the diversity and complexity of life could have come about naturally...Darwin discovered the "trick" behind this.It's like if someone showed you a magic trick over and over and you eventually found out how it was done. You would get a bloated feeling of accomplishment and self-importance for having discovered it. The magician, God (in this analogy), would be disheartened. When you are a kid, that magic is so much more real, but when you find out the mechanics of it, the wonder is gone.
"It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog. It's been a hard day's night; I should be sleeping like a log." - John-Paul 3:01."I praise you, father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them only to little children. Yes, for it was your good pleasure to do so." Matthew 11:25