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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Miracles

"A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (God or gods), a miracle worker, a saint or a religious leader."     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle


It is virtually universal that all religions based on an interventionist deity accept miraculous claims.  In such cases, eyewitness testimony's value is inflated, as scientific scrutiny has failed to support the reality of any miracle.  This link is a textbook example of overselling the importance of eyewitness testimony by a religious apologist:    http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2015/08/24/why-was-hume-wrong-about-miracles-part-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ToughQuestionsAnswered+%28Tough+Questions+Answered%29

This link concisely presents the reality of miracle claims from a science-based perspective:  http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Miracle

Joe Nickell, a noted skeptic, wrote this article for The Secular Web:
Examining Miracle Claims

The Skeptic Dictionary addresses the Catholic claims of incorruptible saints:
Incorruptible Body

A final challenging thought for anyone who accepts miracles: 
  • Miracles, if they actually occur, are suspensions of the laws of nature.
  • Science depends on strict regularity of the laws of nature for its success.
  • Science works.

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