Quote of the Day, by exrelayman

The natural world is all that we can detect with our 5 senses and instruments used to interact with those senses when the scale of perception surpasses the limitations of those senses. The supernatural world then would be that which we cannot detect with senses or instruments (at the present time). This means that at the present time there is no evidence which we can discern supporting the supernatural. If and when we become able to detect the supernatural, it will have moved into the realm of the natural, as we can then detect it.


nazani said...

This reminds me of a recurrent discussion I have with friends who think their home is haunted. I don't discount that they saw an apparition. I simply point out that the only thing their eyes can do is perceive light. There is no supernatural light, it always proves to be caused by the motion of electrons. Matter is always involved. Thus, we need to look beyond the neolithic idea of lingering ghosts or souls. Maybe a disturbance in space-time, maybe parallel universes- I just don't see any basis on which to posit separate magisteria.