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Hume on Miracles: What Does it Mean That “Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”?

Part I of a series on the resurrection

Statue of David Hume. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash (quote from Hume added by the article author)

Are miracles impossible?

Criteria for a justified miracle claim

Defining laws of nature and miracles

Background knowledge

Sketching out what evidence is required

Bayesian network of key factors to consider when evaluating evidence for Jesus’ resurrection

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Nick Meader

My background is in psychology, epidemiology and medical statistics. I’m mainly discussing here theology, philosophy of religion and mental health.