Nearly ten months after the Kansas State Board of Education proposed altering the definition of “science” for statewide standards, removing the phrase, “Science is the human activity of seeking natural explanations for what we observe in the world around us,” in order to remove bias towards “non-theistic belief systems,” the measure has been approved, reports Dennis Overbye of The New York Times. The new definition, an undisguised response to Intelligent Design-type controversies, leaves room in science for supernatural explanations and, according to its supporters, will prevent science teachers from promulgating an atheistic, materialistic or humanistic worldview. Definitions, as usual in the culture wars, get in the way though: if the fallback definition for a scientific statement, as argued Karl Popper, is its ability to be disproven, and a scientific law is therefore only a tool for making predictions, where does the supernatural, in all its paranormal flakiness, fit in?