Originally Posted by Giant Tope
I personally believe that it's easy for people to come to the conclusion that spirits exist just because they don't have any other explanations for certain happenings of the world. However, just because you can't conceive any other explanation, does not mean there is a supernatural cause.
Until there is proof that something is caused by supernatural forces (or anything else for that matter), there's no reason to believe it. It's best to just admit that you don't know rather than fill it in with the hope of something magical doing it, I think. The universe is already amazing as is without magic.
Supernatural presumes that the occurrence is unnatural, above nature, aberrant of nature or magical. Sherlock Holmes once said that from a drop of water a man can deduce the existence of an ocean. From the existence of life, I do not believe there is anything supernatural or magical about deducing superior life. Some may deem this supernatural, but I believe it to simply be a deduction. Technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic, as the old saying goes.