The magical power in today’s world are things like “random fluctuations” and such. It takes care of the gaps in modern thinking but it’s no less magical in its thinking.
A mild view of God, a Theosophical view of God/Universe, random fluctuations in spacetime due to indeterminate quantum states, are no different from each other. All magical thinking.
At present, it’s a story to fill in the gaps that is suitable for modern people. It’s a faith, there’s no way to prove it, it can’t be verified. It’s a modern version of a god. That doesn’t make it wrong or bad; just a modern religion for modern times.
What’s the nature of random? It’s a useful mathematical analogy but basing universal truths about the Universe is fundamentally flawed. https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm - and you can go to down to the section of mathematics-as-analogy and its inherent dangers.
Max Tegmark is making a mint on his “The Universe is Mathematics” scam. I _hope_ he’s aware – he should be smart enough … but he might have gotten caught up in it legitimately, I don’t know.