@ Deputy Dog – I assumed you were talking about the whole process of creation from the beginning all the way up to the present day including humans. Sorry I wasn’t clear about that.
I don’t have any evidence that the creation wasn’t a supernatural event. There was no-one around now who can confirm what happened or witnessed it (leaving aside any references to religious books or statements purporting to come from supernatural entities).
There seem to be a number of ideas about how creation came about, including the intervention of some supernatural event or being. I am not sure that the simple fact of our existence is good evidence that there was a supernatural event. It could be of course, but it might not be as far as I can see from the competing ideas.
I am keen to avoid debating the process as well and just focus on what are supernatural phenomena in members’ view and what would be good evidence of it for them.
@EP – it could well be true that one reason no one has claimed Randi’s prize is that such phenomena do not exist. This position would be stronger if all the research into the subject has shown this to be the case. This isn’t the situation.
I can think of a few reasons why, assuming for a moment that such phenomena are possible, a practitioner might not be interested for example: they don’t believe the prize offer is genuine; they are not confident the phenomena can be demonstrated before such a markedly opposing body of people; they aren’t interested in the money or acclaim; I am sure others can think of many more potential reasons. Some might not be convinced by these reasons. Some have tried to win the money of course and have either not satisfied the committee or failed completely.
@Knowsnothing – I agree. If it turns out that such supernatural phenomena do exist, then there are lots of implications.
Aside: I would just like to say that I am not trying to ask smart-ass questions. I have a view on the matter which is developing and which I have mentioned briefly in other threads but here I am simply interested in hearing member’s views about what constitutes a supernatural event and what would be good evidence of it.