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Miracles

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222919
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0005
Miracles

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Miracles are considered to be phenomena that mark the borderline of scientific understanding and religious explanation. Miracles, because of their ambiguous nature, often cause confusion, especially since lawfulness is negated. There are several situations where law does not apply, and because of this, one has to realize that there are things that either cannot or can barely be explained by science. This chapter aims to provide a concept of miracles that involves misconceptions of both scientific and religious understanding by presenting a brief history and comparison of both fields. The chapter also presents such concepts as “secular” miracles and scientific explicability to further explain the claim that science and religion, if properly understood, can have no border.

Keywords: science; religion; secular miracles; scientific explicability

Chapter.  7245 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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