She quotes Colin Tudge’s bad-faith misreading of Dawkins:
Everything else – including things we might think exist, like jealousy and love – derive from that material base and are to a large extent illusory.
Supernaturalists seem to have a lot of trouble trying to make sense of abstractions and levels of experience: they want to take everything literally, as irreducible substances. Love is only real to them if it’s a thing, a sort of spiritual-substance which is made of neither matter nor energy because it is the immaterial essence of love. Ironically, that makes them super-materialists — spinning material into finer and finer substances until like only comes from like. Love is derived from love. Otherwise, it can only have the same properties that were there in its origin.
Despite their claims to be so comfortable with “higher levels” of reality, supernaturalists are concrete thinkers. They can only make sense of immaterial abstractions by turning them into spirit-things in a spirit-world.
I don’t think I’d thought of that before, and it’s very damn interesting.
*Nothing unusual there.