A Note on the dialectics of the supernatural

A given century’s technology would most likely seem like supernatural or magical powers to previous centuries. This idea has been utilized by film and literature frequently. Thus, constant and exponential technological change implies what we would consider supernatural or magic today, may simply be tomorrow’s engineering. This would suggest supernatural beliefs and scientific knowledge are profoundly entangled processes, with time periods shifting the features of the entanglement. Even though supernatural phenomena are ultimately fiction, ‘magic’ in a sense exists due to our relatively scarce stock of knowledge during humanity’s recent stages of development.

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