The differences between “Paranormal” and “Metaphysics”

Metaphysics and human mind and the relation between Metaphysics and the human psyche.

The Great Scientific Revolutions, through their developed “Natural Philosophy”, incorporated into “Human Culture” the belief that no experimentally proven phenomenon originates from “Paranormal Phenomena”, ie from “non-Natural causes which are not covered by any natural known or perhaps still unknown to science “.

In the event that the causes that create a phenomenon are not yet known or the formulated interpretations of these phenomena did not yet fully satisfy the scientific community, the phenomena were called “Metaphysical”.

That is, as Metaphysical (after Physics) for Science are considered those observed natural phenomena whose Science does not yet sufficiently know the natural causes that cause them, but considers that the next generations will understand them, through Scientific research.

That is, the “Metaphysical” phenomena are not outside the physical process, surrendered to “supernatural”, “paranormal” forces. Science simply recognizes that although they are natural phenomena, they do not yet know the natural laws that govern them.

As an example we can mention gravity.

Everyone knew experimentally that the apple always falls down (towards the Earth) but the law of attraction was not yet known . This did not mean that the phenomenon was paranormal but metaphysical.

It should be noted that many famous Physicists in their attempt to find an ideological basis to explain the paradoxical phenomena that had been identified on the basis of Quantum Physics turned to a thorough study of Eastern philosophy.

As Lucio Russo states in his book Towards Classical Education: Erwin Schrodinger (Hindu) dealt with Hinduism, Wolfrang Pauli (Wolfgang Pauli) sought correspondences for the principle of complementarity and mystical experiences. Even the creator of the principle of complementarity Niels Bohr (Niels Bohr) had demonstrated analogies of his own principle with ancient Chinese and Indian thought.

Half a century later, a genius physicist such as Richard Feynman , in the introduction to his popular lectures on quantum electrodynamics, said: So I hope you accept Nature as it is, absurd. “This discussion about irrationality amuses me because I find it magical.”

* Lucio Russo: “Towards what Classical Education”, Diavlos publications, Athens 2019 p.194-195

I can not imagine that one could drag the former famous scientists in any way, considering that they are outside the scientific community, because they were looking in strange fields, beautiful ideas in order to orient their next natural experimental proofs. Today, however, this is happening on many levels and is an important indication of the collapse of the pillar of science and culture in general.