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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 05:45:42 am EST (Viewed 4 times)
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"Gods" by definition are beyond comprehension and reduction in scientific terms. "Supernatural" implies that they are beyond comprehension in terms of the physical laws of the universe. It doesn't necessarily make them omnipotent or unbeatable, but they certainly should not be defeated by advanced scientific knowledge, that does not apply to them to begin with.

The idea that this advanced human race simply figured out the energy pattern and rubric of a pantheon of gods and summarily disposed of them is really terrible writing. So, without the intervention of these evolved humans, how long would the gods have lasted? Perhaps 200 years until the technology was in place to wipe them out?

If the gods are subject to the scientific method, then by definition they are not supernatural and are not gods. They are a complex evolutionary oddity that eventually gets figured out under scientific rigor and is eradicated like the bubonic plague or polio.

Well said.