Miracles

Who believed that miracles are violations of the laws of nature and cannot happen?
Hume
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What was Hume's definition of miracles?
transgression of a natural law by a particular violation of the deity
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What is Hume's inductive problem?
it is irrational to believe in miracles occurring because they violate the laws of nature
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Who saw miracles as violations of the laws of nature but that the laws are 'corrigible' and can change?
Swinburne
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What was Wiles view on miracles?
leads to an arbitrary or bias God
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What was Swinburne's 4 kinds of evidence for miracles?
memories, testimony, modern science, physical traces
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Who said that miracles were only claimed from uneducated people, ignorant and barbarous nations, different religions contradict and have a tendency to come from religious people?
Hume
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What testimonies did Swinburne use to back up miracles?
Principle of Testimony and Credulity
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Saqlain

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9/10

Kate

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What ever you do don't get Hume's definition wrong!!! It's not violation, it's volition!!!
His definition is: 'A transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the deity or by the interposition of some invisible agent'

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Sofia

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The principles of testimony and credulity are for religious experience not miracles!

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