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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 September 2008 12:12AM

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Comment author: Mike_Blume 12 September 2008 08:13:52AM 1 point [-]

Somebody let me know if I'm pushing my allowed post rate?

Tim: I'm not sure about that definition. Are we saying unexplainable by natural law as understood by humans at the time - ie quantum tunneling was supernatural 100 years ago, but is no longer?

Or would that mean unexplainable by the natural laws that exist? I just don't like this one because then we've simply defined the supernatural out of existence. The set of supernatural things and the set of real things would be non-overlapping by definition.