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Why Miracles Are Not Incompatible with Science


Skeptics argue that miracles are impossible because the laws of nature are necessary. A miracle, they argue, involves a violation of a law of nature. But the laws of nature cannot be violated. Therefore, miracles must be impossible. One modern skeptic of repute who argues this is Richard Dawkins. In his book The God Delusion, he says, “[M]iracles, by definition, violate the principles of science” (83). Dawkins and other modern skeptics derive this argument from philosophers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For example, Baruch Spinoza, the seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher, argued: "[I]f miracles are, strictly... Read More


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When I saw the coming attractions for the new film Risen—which deals with a Roman tribune... Read More

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A couple weeks ago, we launched an #AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Dr. Brant Pitre, who is one... Read More


Is It Reasonable to Believe in Miracles?

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If God exists, where is he? Moreover if God is all-loving and all-powerful why hasn’t he... Read More


Why the First Verified Detection of Gravitational Waves is HUGE News

Now that LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory) scientists have published their... Read More