What is the difference between supernatural and paranormal?

  1. Team Wiseman profile image80
    Team Wisemanposted 22 months ago

    What is the difference between supernatural and paranormal?

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  2. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image80
    Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 19 months ago

    Supernatural is "above" paranormal because anything supernatural is presumed to deal with things above our reality (e.g., God, angels, etc). Science can't explain something supernatural because science is "natural."

    Paranormal relates to things that can't be explained by science (e.g. mind reading) but don't necessarily come from supernatural sources "above." The "para-" part of the word is comes from the Greek meaning "beside" so the word can be understood to literally mean "beside normal."

 
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