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Comment 27 by AgriculturalAtheist

"Supernatural" is a mistake of a concept.

That's a charitable way of putting it.

"Supernatural" is the adjective. The noun is "god of the gaps".

I think Cartomancer put it best.

In order to define the supernatural out of existence one would first have to define it INTO existence.

When someone makes claims about the supernatural, they're claiming to have an answer because nobody has an answer yet.

"Supernatural" seems to mean "what we don't know about nature yet". It has no definition, no meaning. I'd be deeply grateful if someone would provide one instead of just exploiting our traditional assumptions on the subject, based on our ignorance.

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:17:18 UTC | #929525