Monday, July 10, 2006

Do miracles happen?

From the Scotsman:
"THE Catholic Church is investigating reports of a miracle at a Scottish hospital amid claims a nun's relic helped a premature baby to live after doctors gave up hope of the infant surviving.

The relic of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair, a former Edinburgh factory worker who died in 1925, was placed in the incubator of the infant, who weighed just 1lb when born."
A nun's relic indeed! Here's 'Dave' Hume:
"That no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavours to establish...."
In other words, to class this as a 'miracle', you'd have to accept that it was more miraculous that the doctors were wrong in this case.

You do that, if you really must.

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