Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26: Do Miracles Still Happen (Vol. 37, pp. 375-385)

English philosopher David Hume, who was born this day in 1711, didn't seem fearful of incurring the wrath of the religious when he wrote that "a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature."

But that simple statement sums up the difference between the superstitious nonsense that makes up organized religion and the immutable laws of nature. What some would consider a "miracle," is merely a deviation from the normal course that nature follows day in and day out.

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