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Miracles Do Happen

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Miracles do happen, don’t they? Well, I wouldn’t be one to judge, and the science fraternity will certainly disown me if I go around spreading such ‘misinformation’. But on a deeper note, how many of us have witnessed things in life that somehow go beyond the realms of rational thought? The answer is, few and far between. But ask any one of these people and he/she will say that miracles do happen, in one form or another. Now a miracle may be as small as finding a lost item in a totally unwarranted place when it could easily have been lost to the forces of nature, as has been my case, or it could be as big as the mystifying recovery of a loved one, from a life-threatening situation.
Science dictates the prevalence of reason over philosophy, but what if the situation in question cannot be explained by science? What if science has no answer to a real world happening? These thoughts ought to be pondered upon.
Being a student of the technicalities of science, I would be going against my subject if I said that science is not all-consuming. But there you go, the mystic elements of nature continue to baffle and elude the minds of us rationalisers. I think some secrets are best untold.

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I am a 17-year old Indian student in Dubai, preparing for my transition to college in the United States this year. I am fanatically in love with cars, Manchester United, mathematics and crime fiction. Most of my articles have been written in odd places like washrooms and school buses, hope you like 'em! Cheers!

8 thoughts on “Miracles Do Happen

  1. This is a really great read and I’m sure miracles do happen, I have witnessed one myself. ً:)

  2. “Science dictates the prevalence of reason over philosophy”

    Science is founded in an expanse of philosophical traditions. Philosophy entails reasoning about the world. I don’t understand how you are arbitrarily separating the two. Are you suggesting that ‘science’, as modern bodies of academia (more accurately called by their disciplines- physics, chemistry, etc), essentially disregard philosophy? Most scientists would probably disagree. Also, science dictates the prevalence of stringent testing under established methodologies over philosophy, in the same way that people dictate the prevalence of air over kittens.

    “what if the situation in question cannot be explained by science”

    This notion of things that science cannot explain is based in traditions of misunderstanding what science exactly is. Things that are not covered by the current theories within the various disciplines of science (physics, chemistry, etc) are not actively explained. But, there’s a difference between something not explained by, and something that cannot be explained by. Unfalsifiable propositions are one thing that science cannot explain, because the very foundations of science require testability and the hypothetical possibility of falsifiability.

    • Very well said! However, I disagree with your claim that the very foundation of science is largely hypothetical. Science, physics and chemistry rely on proofs more than they do on assumptions.

      • Sorry for the confusion, but that’s not quite what I meant. I was referring to falsification ala Karl Popper- something must at least be hypothetically falsifiable, even if it is not false, to be viable for testing under the scientific method. Otherwise it’s more an analytic proposition such as “all bachelors are unmarried”, which cannot be false, or a theological proposition “this was caused by god”, which cannot be proven false.

      • That’s much clearer, and well said!

  3. Great post…we are always surrounded by miracles.. probability of things ..sometimes dnt count for… :-)…

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