This web forum is entitled, "Unexplained Mysteries," but what is a mystery and what is an explanation?
To my understanding, a mystery is anything that defies explanation, for example if you see cats and dogs falling from the sky, that is a mystery because it defies explanation.
But wait, what is an explanation? Again to my understanding an explanation is a reference of anything to the ways things are as we accept them, scil., the ways they are, and things understood as anything: an idea, a fact, an event, a place, an animal, or person, a meteorological condition, etc.
So, cats and dogs falling from the sky is a mystery because we cannot accept that cats and dogs should fall from the sky, but rain falling from the sky that's no mystery because we accept it that rain falls from the sky.
In brief, a mystery is anything that defies the ways we have accepted things to be the ways they are.
That women give births to babies, that's no mystery, the explanation being that it is the way things are with women, they give birth to babies.
Now, if a man gives birth to a baby, that is a mystery, because there is no explanation, meaning we have never been accustomed to seeing a man giving birth to a baby.
To sum up:
- A mystery is anything that is not to our observation a matter of regular occurrence of things.
And an explanation is the reference of anything to the regular occurrence of things.
In regard to evolution (or more correctly, the existence of innumerable diverse living things), and the ouija board: evolution is not a mystery because we are accustomed to see diversity of plants and animals and smaller still organisms or life forms; but ouija board, it's a mystery because we are not accustomed to experience a socalled planchette pointer moving to letters and numbers forming seemingly comprehensible sentences.
As an aside, why then are they arguing endlessly about the theory of evolution? because socalled evolutionists tell us that diversity of living things come about ultimately from chance, but from since God has been discovered by man or believed in however implicitly by man, it is taken for granted that it is the way things are with the innumerable diversity of life forms, that they were created thus by God.
My idea now is to classify what are the unexplained mysteries treated about in this web forum on unexplained mysteries.