Apr 21 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Supernatural Explanations Have Never Been Right

Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

Throughout history, supernatural explanations of phenomenon have never once proven to be right. Upon careful examination, they have always been replaced with natural ones — thousands upon thousands of times. So why would we ever assume that any unexplained phenomenon is probably supernatural? Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.


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    The most interesting aspect of this, is that for millennia, most people, including most educated people, frequently assumed supernatural explanations, and worked hard to prove them. Great effort has been expended in favor of supernatural explanations, and they have failed nonetheless.

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    Adam G

    Some of your atheist memes will never penetrate the believer mindset, but this one very well could. I’ll have to pass it on.

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    Timothy (TRiG)

    I’m fond of this one:
    Throughout history, every mystery ever solved has turned out to be Not magic.
    Tim Minchin,

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