Miracles

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Hume's Definition
A transgression of natural law by a particular volition of the deity or by the interposition of some invisible agent
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Hume's view
Breaks natural law = point to God or invisible force at work. Strength of inductive argument based on evidence that can be tested.
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Swinburne
You can predict natural laws so can tell if broken = miracle
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Swinburne- Timescale
Resurrection- after a man has died for three days and then brought back to life or water into wine without the use of chemicals, or a man healed from polio in a minute
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Swinburne- Significance
It has purpose!- Not just a movement a feather from one part of the room to another
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Card 2

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Breaks natural law = point to God or invisible force at work. Strength of inductive argument based on evidence that can be tested.

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Hume's view

Card 3

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You can predict natural laws so can tell if broken = miracle

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Card 4

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Resurrection- after a man has died for three days and then brought back to life or water into wine without the use of chemicals, or a man healed from polio in a minute

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Card 5

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It has purpose!- Not just a movement a feather from one part of the room to another

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Preview of the back of card 5

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