posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:42 PM
Originally posted by The Shrike
There isn't a "supernatural side to the UFO phenomenon", UFOs are supernatural, period. Consider the definition of "supernatural":
su·per·nat·u·ral /ˌAdjective: (of a manifestation or event) Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of
For someone with such a condescending attitude, your own logic is severely deficient. As TheFlash pointed out, your definition of "supernatural" is
narrowly advantageous. A hypothetical alien spacecraft using technologies beyond our understanding may seem
supernatural to us, but simply
because we don't understand the scientific principles involved. Similarly, a 747 jet may seem
like magic to an ancient Roman, but it's not,
because he doesn't understand the scientific principles. Neither example is supernatural. Just because we
don't understand the science,
doesn't mean it is powered by divine or demonic supernatural magic.
Furthermore, you are misunderstanding the definition of UFO -- an unidentified
flying object. You can say alien spacecraft are beyond our
understanding, you could try to argue they are supernatural, but alien spacecraft is not
synonymous with UFO.
Person X sees something unknown in the sky. They don't know what it is, and may never, ever know. Does that mean automatically what they saw was a
supernatural, magical object? According to your definition, yes. According to reason and rationality, no.
They could have seen a meteor, a stealth jet, an optical illusion, maybe even an alien spacecraft using anti-gravity propulsion. None of those
possible explanations for any unidentified object have any supernatural, magical explanation whatsoever. So again you're assertion is wrong.