I hear the word, metaphysical thrown around now and then, but I have no idea what it means. Here is the definition as Webster states: of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses. Sure sounds like a bogus word to me. So, now that I know the meaning I will look at the person using this stupid word and know that he or she is either full of baloney or they don’t know what the answer is. I can see the conversation already.
“I was driving down the freeway the other day and an animal that I didn’t recognize as being of known species ran along the side of the road then disappeared into the woods. It was a metaphysical experience.”
How are you supposed to respond to this? How come you didn’t use the cell phone you where texting on to snap a picture? Or perhaps it disappeared because it was scared shitless.
What is it a sign of impending doom? Or was it like a bigfoot siting. It must be metaphysical?
Metaphysical really means: I don’t know the answer. Metaphysical is like the term, magical thinking. Another word that should be categorized as bullshit. Magical thinking has a definition written as such: a term used in anthropology and psychology, denoting the fallacious attribution of causal relationships between actions and events, with subtle differences in meaning between the two fields. Okay I am even more confused by, fallacious attribution of casual relationships. I interpret that as coincidence. Let’s face it, not everything can be explained with some dumb words. If something weird happens and it cannot be explained all you say is “I don’t know or what the hell was that.