Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina
I don't think CDN believes in the supernatural so he may not be open to entertaining the idea.
Fair comment. I'm open to the possibility, though I'm also a believer in the Occam's Razor argument: "one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything"
It means, in short, that generally the simpler explanation is most likely the correct one. For instance, you see an apple fall from a tree. Two explanations are given:
- Gravity draws the apple to the earth's surface; or,
- Invisible beings have grasped the apple, pulled it off the tree and placed it on the ground.
Using the Occam's Razor model, the simpler of the two explanations - gravity - is more likely to be correct.
That's how I see sleep paralysis. The simpler of the two arguments - whether it has a natural, physical cause that can (and has) been measured, or whether it may be a supernatural cause that can't (and hasn't, as far as I know) been measured - makes more sense to me. But that's my bias, and I've been known to be wrong.