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  1. As indicated in another post, I am new so please bear with me. Reading this thread I am reminded of this very relevant sticky: http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/66260-defining-god/ and an earlier post in this thread by iNow (#13) that both raised the question i.t.o. this topic as to exactly which god was referred to. I am of the opinion that most popular folklore deities can indeed be debunked. "Disproving" them in the real sense of the word, or scientifically speaking, may therefore be entirely irrelevant. The irony of religious people questioning evolution is also not lost on me. There exists a very convincing argument that states that religion (or superstition) was an unintended by-product of evolution. Robert Wright explained it very eloquently in his book "The Evolution Of God" as summarised here.
  2. Hi, I am new to this site (although I have been following it as a guest over the past week) so I am still finding my feet. Allow me to throw in a question from the sideline. Is free will something that one would specifically associate with the supernatural? That question in itself sounds strange as i.m.o. the supernatural implies superstition, but for the benefit of the hypothetical topic under discussion let me follow through with it anyway. As far as I know there is sufficient support within both psychology and neuroscience to discard free will among mortals (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sapient-nature/201205/free-will-is-illusion-so-what), so would this be a divine/supernatural trait?
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