Supernatural agents that exert natural effects are perfectly valid objects of scientific inquiry.
A materialist view of reality leaves out much of reality (love, reason, mercy, truth, etc.) so skittish materialists often call themselves “physicalists.”
I had thought of the Singularity as an event, to which the universe — physical reality — traces back at the moment of the Big Bang.
In 1884, English clergyman Edwin A. Abbott published a work of scientific and mathematical fantasy.
A humble glass of water out of the kitchen faucet — nothing special there, right?