StephenThomas wrote:The question I have is, does all process have to be understood.
I don't believe we will ever be in a position to confirm that we are in that position. Therefore, to me, the question is irrelevent.
StephenThomas wrote: Do all events have to have an explanation?
Explanation, no. Reason, yes.
StephenThomas wrote: Does magic have to be quantified? If so, then does it cease being magic.
Nope, I know the reason why the sun rises and sets each day, for me, doesn't make it any less magical.
I wonder. If we suddenly had all the answers to life, would life be worth living? My own thought is that it wouldn't. Without mystery, without magic, life becomes a series of one boring moment after another. Just my take, mind you.
The magic you refer to here appears to be akin to the wonder a child sees when observing the world around them. You can still understand the processes and keep the child like awe, for example the metamorphasis from catapillar to butterfly. The fact that life exibits immergence is, in itself, a magical thing, especially the myriad of ways this is expressed. Speaking personally, I can see magic all around me. The fact that I understand some of the processes involved does not negate it because my understanding of the processes somehow relegates those experiences. Knowledge, for me, enhances it. And besides, "knowing something" invariably raises more questions which can take the experience beyond initial viewing.