David Hume: When should I Believe Miracle Testimony? Prof. Matt McCormick Department of Philosophy California State University, Sacramento firstname.lastname@example.org What is a Miracle? A common usage is to call any fortuitous and unusual event a “miracle.”
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Prof. Matt McCormick
Department of Philosophy
California State University, Sacramento
A common usage is to call any fortuitous and unusual event a “miracle.”
Miracle Of Birth Occurs For 83 Billionth Time
March 3, 1999 | Issue 35•08
HOPE SPRINGS, AR—The holy and sacrosanct miracle of birth, long revered by human civilization as the most mysterious and magical of all phenomena, took place for what experts are estimating "must be at least the 83 billionth time" Tuesday with the successful delivery of eight-pound, four-ounce baby boy Darryl Brandon Severson at Holy Mary Mother Of God Hospital.
Ontario man, Fred Whan claims a fishstick from a TV dinner that he burned a year ago bears the image of Jesus Christ
A decade-old toasted cheese sandwich said to bear an image of the Virgin Mary has sold on the eBay auction website for $28,000.
An internet casino confirmed it had purchased the sandwich, saying it had become a "part of pop culture".
This water and salt stain appeared in a Chicago overpass. Hundreds of the faithful rushed to see it and pay their respects. Local News Video
What’s the difference between our understanding of the laws of nature and the actual laws of nature?
We have changed our minds often about what we thought were the laws of nature, particularly in cases where we observed “violations.”
So a miracle should be understood as a violation of the actual laws of nature.
At Lourdes, France, the spring waters are alleged to have miraculous healing powers.
Over 80,000 pilgrims a year visit the site, and have done so for over a century.
That’s over 8 million pilgrims, most of them going with the strong expectation that:
1) miracles have occurred there,
2) they will be miraculously healed as well. And
3) Many of them, probably most, leave believing that one has occurred.
Officials at Lourdes (themselves also strong and enthusiastic believers) have officially recognized 66 healings.
This is the name of Allah (in Arabic) written in a watermelon. Does God speak English? Arabic? Hebrew? Is writing in watermelons what you would do with your power if you were God?