Will science someday be able to explain the supernatural?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
September 27, 2011 7:09pm CST
Elbert Hubbard is quoated as having said that, 'the supernatural is the natural not yet understood'. Do you believe that? Certainly it has been true in the past. A good example is we now know what causes electical storms, while five hundred years ago, the majority of people believed that it meant that God was angry with the wicket. We also know what causes a rainbow and that there really isn't a 'man in the moon'. We know too that shooting stars are not spirits as some people once thought. Will Science someday be able to explain even what we today call the supenatural?
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@pumpkinjam (5774)
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 11
I believe so up to a point, however there will always be things which we do not understand. Also, even the things which seem to be explained by science may still have people who convince themselves that science has found an explanation because they wanted one rather than because one truly existed.
28 Sep 11
As much as we have discovered about the world, the universe and the way the earth works we still have much more to find out. So called supernatural events etc are just somethings that we still don't understand. Some of them we will find out about in time some we may never but I am certain none of them are down to some "god" or other or men from other planets
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 Sep 11
Hi pumpkinjam, Thank you for commenting and I agree with the point you make here. Blessings.
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• Mexico
3 Oct 11
Hi Pose: Life is full of misteries. There are a lot of things we just' can't understand from nature. I think science can help us to get closer to the truth, to find the answers and to explain things that are supernatural for our minds. However, knowledge is infinitive so I think there will always be questions to make. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Oct 11
Hi starsailover, There is wisdom in your response and I suspect that you are right in thinking there will always be questions. Life is indeed full mysteries and life would be boring without it. Thank you for your comments. Blessings.
@voracious (624)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
Well I guess science can explain supernatural in the future, for the meantime not because we don't have enough equipment to study the supernatural in the parallel universe.
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@Christoph56 (1508)
• Canada
28 Sep 11
Science has already been able to explain the supernatural to us. We see things like our minds being involved with spirits, hearing voices, or seeing movement from the afterlife, things along those lines, as supernatural. Nowadays, we know what the brain can do, we've been able to see the brain in motion though MRIs and EEG testing, and it's now obvious that it all comes down to chemical release and electrical signals firing in our brains. It's really no different from when we feel like we're hungry, or tired, or that gut feeling that something isn't right. The reason we have it is simply because we've evolved into the direction in the first place. There is no kind of "supernatural force" overtop of it all. Believing that there is, is no different then thinking that the earth is flat, or that the sun rotates around us... it's just not the truth, and we have evidence to prove it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 Sep 11
Hi Christoph, Thank you for sharing your thoughts but I disagree. Sure it has explained some, but certainly not all, and they may never be able to explain everything. Saying that science can explain everything is no different than saying that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Let's get real and admit that no one has all the answers. Blessings.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
28 Sep 11
I think this is happening all the time. Supernatural is nothing more then something observed but not understood. If you look back on my lifetime, 70 years ago so many things that were termed supernatural now have scientific explainations. For many years we thought the earth could clean up after man, by some magic process now we know that this clean up is a natural process and can be overcome by the poisons man creates. We know what causes earthquakes and volcaneos to distroy man's creations. These are natural events of the earth. At the same time we have proven much of history is fact.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 Sep 11
Hi savypat, Thank you for sharing and I agree with you as I've also witnessed these events. I remember an old saying that speaks volumes about the way we once thought. It goes something like this, "God's in his heaven, all is right with the world". Today we know that we are responsible for our own mistakes and no one outside of us is going is going to do the cleaning up. Blessings.
@louievill (18673)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
I think science will continue to explain mysteries or what we term supernatural but it won't be able to explain everything simply because every time a mystery is solved it opens up numerous new ones, also there are mysteries that are for the mean time beyond man's comprehension like how the world with life was created, have a nice day
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 Sep 11
Hi louievill, Thank you for sharing and you make some very good points. Blessings.
• India
2 Jun 12
Science is not beyond the supernatural