But the Higgs boson had a theoretical existence implied from the maths of the Standard Theory. And it was a very particular particle with clear qualities.To me the so-called supernatural is the natural not directly observable by our physical senses and instruments. Something can be real but outside the range of our senses. For example, the Higgs Boson was real but unknown a thousand years ago but outside the range of people's senses and instruments.
By contrast, there are countless versions of the supernatural, and great incompatibilities as to its nature, function and entities, so that the hypothesis seems reasonable that the supernatural was devised separately in many different human cultures around the world to account for, on the one hand natural phenomena like lightning, flood, drought, meteors, eclipses, plague, and psychological questions such as luck in fighting and war, hunting, love, childbirth, death and grieving, and so on, and as a resource against feelings of helplessness, and as part of a particular set of stories associated (like language and customs) with tribal identity.
Yes, but there are no absolute truths in science, and each new discover only applies to the past in hindsight. Truth is retrospective, not absolute.But didn't the Higgs Boson exist a thousand years ago?
As I said, good hunting!Yes, we should hope for science to tell us more. In the meantime, I will also use my reason to consider things from methods of investigation that are beyond physical science. I think that last sentence is what separates Scientism followers from non-followers.