Arguments against miracles

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  • Our definition of natural laws can prevent the possibility of any event being called a miracle.
  • John Hick (1922-2012) argues that "we can declare a priori that there are no miracles".
  • Scientists point out that our understanding of natural laws is incomplete and continually developing. In the future there may be an explanation for events which at present appear to violate natural laws. For example, earthquakes couldn't be explained in the past and were thought of as 'acts of God'. (God of the gaps).
  • The "Placebo Effect" can be used to explain unexpected healings. The


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