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Miracles that Science cannot explain
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A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being, magic, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. While some people don’t believe in miracles, particularly in this day and age – there have been quite a few unexplainable occurrences that some may regard as miracles. Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, fell unconscious from a rare amniotic fluid embolism during a caesarean section in September 2014 at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida. Doctors tried to revive Graupera-Cassimiro for three hours. After 45 minutes without a pulse, doctors decided to invite her family into the operating room to say their last goodbyes. Then what doctors are calling a “miracle” occurred — her heart began beating on its own.
Do you think it is unreasonable to believe in miracles? Why or why not?
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I don’t know about miracles but there are definitely some pretty unexplainable things that do happen. Like that story of Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck who lost control of her car and landed up in the Spanish Fork River.14 hours later rescuers found her 18-month daughter after hearing a voice scream for help. But it couldn’t have been Lynn because she died from the impact… definitely a Higher Power
I don’t know about miracles but there are definitely some pretty unexplainable things that do happen. Like that story of Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck who lost control of her car and landed up in the Spanish Fork River.14 hours later rescuers found her 18-month daughter after hearing a voice scream for help. But it couldn’t have been Lynn because she died from the impact… definitely a Higher Power
Whoah! That’s pretty intense
I believe in miracles because it just means that there’s a higher power that is able to do over and above what us earthly beings can do. I grew up relying on divine intervention in some of the most severe cases and my belief and faith was not in vain
Some have even dubbed Pope Francis the Pope of Miracles after he liquefied a vial containing St. Gennaro’s blood in 2015 – many have referred to it as a miracle
Healing miracles are always being reported in the world’s great religions. Jesus is said to have healed paralysis, dropsy and deafness. Muhammad is said to have healed burnt skin, broken legs and muteness. In the Asian traditions, there are numerous health deities, such as Bhaisajyaguru in Buddhism and Dhanvantari in Hinduism, who are believed to have healed people seeking their blessing. So I don't think miracles are that far-fetched
Science may have the answers to a lot of things, but it's true that every now and then something miraculous will occur that has no scientific explanation
According to the 18th Century Scottish philosopher David Hume, no matter how much evidence we gather for miracles it can never be stronger than evidence against them because evidence against them consists of the entire laws of nature, which are confirmed through firm and uniform observations of the operation of nature. He concludes, therefore, that it is always unreasonable to believe in miracles.
My view is that although a miracle can occur it’s not easy to prove it. Like historians and forensic investigators, we have to examine available evidence carefully to figure out exactly what happened. Which is probably the main reason why some people don't believe in miracles.
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According to the 18th Century Scottish philosopher David Hume, no matter how much evidence we gather for miracles it can never be stronger than evidence against them because evidence against them consists of the entire laws of nature, which are confirmed through firm and uniform observations of the operation of nature. He concludes, therefore, that it is always unreasonable to believe in miracles.
I strongly disagree. As humans and on this earth, we are surrounded by the supernatural. In fact, our very existence is miraculous and supernatural in my opinion. As much as there are counter arguments for miracles - there are just as many counter-arguments for scientific reasoning
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My view is that although a miracle can occur it’s not easy to prove it. Like historians and forensic investigators, we have to examine available evidence carefully to figure out exactly what happened. Which is probably the main reason why some people don't believe in miracles.
And that's the whole point! Miracles are miracles - they can't be explained or proven through some scientific theory or conclusions!
There are many people whose spiritual and religious beliefs include the existence of miracles. To some, these beliefs may seem peculiar or even reflective of mental illness. We should not be so inclined as to mistake this faith in the supernatural as a sign of a mental disorder. Doing so takes away the power of giving meaning to life; particularly, in the direst of circumstances when life is threatened. This vehicle of hope should not be underestimated or debased.
Believing in miracles is somewhat common. Holding certain beliefs is not limited to certain age groups nor is it restricted to certain religious denominations or a religious affiliation
Some people rely on religious or spiritual beliefs as a way to live their lives; however, many others turn to such beliefs in time of need. Relying on a powerful, beneficent, supernatural being (e.g., God, angels, guardians) to be present, and hopefully intervene, can help the afflicted cope with extremely difficult situations. In medical contexts, faith in God and/or the competency of their treating medical professionals can provide powerful psychological comfort. This is especially so when a patient believes God acts through physicians.
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