Why Miracle Stories are Irrational

And why many people believe in them anyway

Benjamin Cain
May 1, 2020 · 17 min read
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There’s an alternative historical timeline in which the philosopher David Hume wrote his case for the irrationality of belief in miracles, the word got out about what he’d written, and belief in miracles declined and eventually ceased all around the world.