Do You Believe in Miracles? Essay

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Let me ask you a question, do you believe in miracles? Or, more appropriately, do you consider, that in today’s scientific era, it is illogical to relate a fact out of common sense, to one that would establish a witness for the intervention of a supernatural being? Here’s a moment to think a about it. Let me guess, you’re sitting there trying to make up your mind. Don’t worry; you’re not the first person that does not believe in miracles. In the past, some two centuries ago, Scottish philosopher David Hume did not believe either. And probably you have good reason not to either. But, let’s not diverse.
My focus is primarily on one of the many arguments philosophers have debated over for years. Does David Hume’s idea of ‘induction’ support
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He also adds that humans make an assumption in which the events of the future will resemble the past. He rejected the idea that our experience can alone justify our beliefs of the future and suggests that when we experience something, like the sun rising every day, we assume the events of the future will resemble those of the past and that the sun will indeed rise tomorrow. He also concludes, assumptions cannot be based on logic, because as before, logically the future does not need to resemble the past. Experience, Hume points out, cannot be trusted either, because what is our experience concerns the past and the assumption is about the future. Hume’s final conclusion is something along the lines of: because saying that the future will resemble the past would prove a circular argument, Hume postulates beliefs of the future are unjustified because they are based on prior assumptions which are also unjustified. He points out clearly, that having seen the sun rise previously, we just expect it to rise in the future, and comes to the conclusion human beings form their beliefs due to custom and habit. It is important to point out also, Hume does not conclude that we can’t be sure of what will happen in the future, that beliefs that we may be unsure of can still be justified. He also warns us that he thinks we would be crazy not to have beliefs of the future.
For Hume, the notion of a miracle is based on three considerable obstacles. Firstly, Hume writes, “a
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