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EricR personally I find PN03 very comforting. Over my lifetime I've spent years trying unsuccessfully to come to terms with the supernatural aspects of various religions and philosophies. It was only upon discovering EP that I felt like I'd "come home". I certainly don't know that all is atoms and void, but the best scientific observation over centuries has failed to verify a supernatural phenomenon. If one was to be verified, then I would do my best to understand how that impacts my world view…
Coincidentally, I just read this very short story by Lucian which deals with this issue: http://lucianofsamosata.info/w…ry:essays:swans-and-amber
Also about how to reason from the observable to the non-observable.