Tag Archives: Proving Miracles

History and the Paranormal

[Although I still agree with the general points of this essay, I am going to revise a few parts, in light of a more recent essay that I have written. -MWF 7/5/17] You have probably heard it said before that … Continue reading

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Griffin Beak, Mermaid Fin, and Dragon Blood Soup

[This article has been revised and published on the Secular Web, and can be accessed here. Since this is an earlier version, please consult the published version first if you wish to provide any feedback about this article.] Occasionally apologists … Continue reading

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Knocking Out the Pillars of the “Minimal Facts” Apologetic

When investigating virtually every other past event outside of the origins of Christianity, professional historians recognize that ancient texts — both Pagan and Christian — are generally incapable of proving paranormal claims about the past. This is due to no special bias against the … Continue reading

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History, Probability, and Miracles

One of the most common misconceptions about history is the idea that history *is* our past. This misconception is understandable, since when we are taught “history” in high school or even in college the courses provide an overview and summary of … Continue reading

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