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SZ James (banned)

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No I wouldnt, and i'm pretty sure my logic is not flawed. To me, "supernatural" is something that exists outside conventional knowledge and the parameters in which we measure the universe and everything in it. Once something is explained, it no longer becomes a supernatural phenomena. Being that we as a species have very limited senses and awareness, there are going to be a ton of things that we cannot explain, hence its being supernatural. As I stated earlier...to suggest across the board that paranormal occurances are not possible, when we have a very minimal understanding of the world in the first place, isnt a very logical route...and is arrogantly close-minded.

A couple of things.

- No one ever said paranormal occurrences are not possible. That is your own assertion.

-You said earlier that if something isn't understood then it is supernatural. That is a terrible assumption, my example of thunder features why that is a bad practice.

The video covers everything you're saying. maybe you just don't get it.

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As far as I understood, is the video was essentially implying that there is no such thing as a paranormal event...and just because something is unexplained, it simply means no more than that it is unexplained...whatever that means, haha.

It actually says the exact opposite.

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As far as I understood, is the video was essentially implying that there is no such thing as a paranormal event...and just because something is unexplained, it simply means no more than that it is unexplained...whatever that means, haha.

It say to say there is no way there is any paranormal activity is close minded. To say "This event is unexplained, therefore it is a paranormal event" is even more so.

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It say to say there is no way there is any paranormal activity is close minded. To say "This event is unexplained, therefore it is a paranormal event" is even more so.

yes but that doesnt mean in every instance it would be close-minded to suggest that an incident would be paranormal.

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You can "suggest" whatever you'd like as long as you admit it's a wild assed guess.

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yes but that doesnt mean in every instance it would be close-minded to suggest that an incident would be paranormal.

In the example the person didn't suggest it was paranormal they said it was. I think there is a difference.

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In the example the person didn't suggest it was paranormal they said it was. I think there is a difference.

Which is what I was getting at earlier. Through that logic it would seem that they are essentially implying that there is no such thing as a paranormal event. My previous comment was intended to display that some unexplained events would indeed be paranormal, however not all unexplained events would necessarily be paranormal.

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OK. Now you're back to being close minded unless you have some pretty impressive data to back up your statement.

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Which is what I was getting at earlier. Through that logic it would seem that they are essentially implying that there is no such things as a paranormal event. My previous comment was intended to display that some unexplained events would indeed be paranormal, however not all unexplained events would necessarily be paranormal.

How in the world do you know that some unexplained events are paranormal?

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OK. Now you're back to being close minded unless you have some pretty impressive data to back up your statement.

How in the world should that be considered close minded? It is close-minded to suggest that there is no such thing as a paranormal event, which is what you guys are doing.

It is also close-minded to assume that everything that could happen would only do so in your parameters of understanding.

How in the world do you know that some unexplained events are paranormal?

Depending on the nature of the event it would be easy to tell.

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