The coexistence of natural and supernatural explanations across cultures and development.

  title={The coexistence of natural and supernatural explanations across cultures and development.},
  author={Cristine H. Legare and E. Margaret Evans and Karl S. Rosengren and Paul L. Harris},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={83 3},
Although often conceptualized in contradictory terms, the common assumption that natural and supernatural explanations are incompatible is psychologically inaccurate. Instead, there is considerable evidence that the same individuals use both natural and supernatural explanations to interpret the very same events and that there are multiple ways in which both kinds of explanations coexist in individual minds. Converging developmental research from diverse cultural contexts in 3 areas of… 

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