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Jun2-11, 08:31 AM
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Quote Quote by cosmographer View Post
Put differently supernatural makes one entertain a nondescript, blanket kind of belief in natural existence, while preternatural allows one to stay agnostic until "proof" has been produced. As you seem concerned with people having "superstitions" this way of marking the difference might be more satisfying to you.
The job of physicists is to describe what they observe as accurately and completely as possible and derive useful theories. Supporting religion, atheism, or agnosticism is not in their job description nor is avoiding religion, atheism, or agnosticism. Those are theological issues and you have already pointed out such discussions are not allowed here!