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Attributed to Charles Coulson (1910−1974), though the concept was discussed significantly earlier.

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God of the gaps

  1. A God whose existence is put forward as an explanation for anything as yet unexplained by science.
    • 2007, "Worried about my future family." Axismundi, July 2007, Internet Infidels Discussion Board.
      With every new discovery, the 'god of the gaps' has fewer places to hide.