Welcome to Reality
We would do well to understand reality by using the best tools at our disposal. Our policy will be more effective, more fair, and more reliable. If we know how things work we will be better prepared to deal with them if and when we decide to.
These tools involve a logical, careful analysis of measurable evidence. If you can't measure it, then the process will provide preliminary possibilities only. That's fine so long as we realize that it's speculative, and that relying on it must wait until sound, measurable evidence is extracted.
For example, you see what looks like a flying carpet. You could speculate that it's magic, conjured up by the local Shaman. There's nothing wrong with that except it must be regarded as speculation. The lack of evidence, or saying "how do you explain that?" must not be considered convincing to a critical thinker. Plus, knowing that we've never, in the history of humanity, confirmed any type of supernatural action makes that prospect even more doubtful.
Analyzing like this is key to being a critical thinker.