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robinrohan
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Message 34 of 295 (291410)
03-02-2006 9:03 AM


the definition of supernatural
"Supernatural" means "incorporeal."

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robinrohan
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Message 36 of 295 (291483)
03-02-2006 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by crashfrog
03-02-2006 11:55 AM


Re: the definition of supernatural
Such things are not incorporeal. If it's produced physically, it's not incorporeal. If it's an abstraction, then it doesn't exist.
However, if you could have something that was not produced by nature, it would be outside of nature, and that would be supernatural. The incorporeal, if such existed, would be outside of nature (incorporeal mind, for example).
Sound is the movement of airwaves that enter the ear, I guess.
Language if spoken is obviously corporeal. Otherwise, one can think of it as an abstraction--something symbolic.
Light is the movement of photons, whatever those are. They go real fast.

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robinrohan
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Message 38 of 295 (291494)
03-02-2006 12:57 PM
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03-02-2006 12:16 PM


Re: the definition of supernatural
So, you're defining corporeality as speed?
If it can be measured in some physical way, then it's corporeal. Speed is a physical measurement as is weight, volume, color, shape, etc.
The soul, if such existed, has no weight, color, shape, volume, etc. It doesn't "take up space." This would be a supernatural thing.

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