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Comment 4 by Jos Gibbons

Yes, you are right that there are better ways to tackle the issue of the supernatural with believers. What I'm trying to do is to show non-believers that they don't need to be scientifically cautious. The issue of the supernatural isn't one we should put on some kind of 'awaiting evidence' list, alongside the matter of alien crop circles and the Yeti. We might think we are being good and rational and scientific by not dismissing the supernatural out of hand. Such caution is admirable, but it really isn't needed. The idea of the supernatural, at least as it is today, is logical nonsense. We can attack the idea free from evidential concerns if that is what we want.

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:17:17 UTC | #949000