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Author Topic:   The "science" of Miracles
Abshalom
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Message 6 of 696 (119721)
06-28-2004 9:39 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Lammy
06-28-2004 8:00 PM


Scientifically Explained "Miracles"
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Lam: "What's the point of investigating something miraculous then? Goddunit, period."

How about when a person perceives a miracle due maybe to a phenomenum that can be explained scientifically. Oh, say for example, the person unknowingly ingests a substance like Jimsom weed, or some rainforest root emulsion, that trips a miraculous occurance in that person's perception. Now, you might be hard pressed to convince that person that the perception of a miracle was tripped by the accidental ingestion of an herbal substance, but an outside observer could be convinced by an appropriate scientific explanation. I think this is not an uncommon reality in the world of "miracles."

I think other miraculous occurances can be and have been tripped by gaseous fumes (Oracles), high intensity electric and microwave transmissions (UFOs), blowfish bladders (Voodoo), and lightening strikes (St. Paul) just for a few examples.

The point of investigating something of supposed miraculous or supernatural origin is to arrive at: 1) a scientific explanation, or 2) a faith-based acceptance (if only until a scientific explanation is provided). After all, we're only human.

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This message has been edited by Adminnemooseus, 06-28-2004 09:43 PM


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