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The Term 'supernatural' Does Contain A Charge

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on August 6, 2003 16:15:12 UTC

However, in this context, I believe it is accurate in the sense that superconductors and superfluids are supernatural processes. The axion condensate, if it exists, is a superfluid.

The supernatural in this context IS amenable to a materialistic explanation, just as superfluids and superconductors are. Yet these materials do not have natural processes like friction. Their processes are more like magic. For example, the flow of electrons as Cooper pairs in superconductor has the rather magical property of avoiding any collisions with atoms as if they know where the atoms are and can steer around them without loss of energy.

My personal view is that in a superconductor, the electrons exist in the wave state and can pass right through the atoms. But isn't that like magic?

So you can substitute another word for the unnatural properties of the medium, but for the average person the term supernatural still conveys the properties of the Social Consciousness that I hypothesize most expediently.


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