By this hume means to suggest that a miracle is a breaking of a law of nature by the choice and action of a god or supernatural power hume sets up this definition in order to counter with five main arguments 1 a wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. The disbelievers in miracles deny them rightly or wrongly because they have a doctrine against them humes argument is celebrated in skeptical circles as a knock down argument but its vastly overrated dont fall for it it presents a false choice between the laws of science and miracles and it is based on circular reasoning. Humes argument against the plausibility of believing in miracles on the basis of testimony is probably the most famous contribution to the philosophical debate on this question it is also the most hotly contested and debated. The argument against miracles the excellent article below is reproduced by permission from the baker encyclopedia of christian apologetics 1 miracles arguments against most modern thinkers who reject miracles trace their reasoning to the scottish skeptic see agnosticism david hume 1711 1776hume provided what many believe to be the most formidable of all challenges to a
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