Re: SOC: US Belief in Miracles

From: Rob Sweeney (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 08:56:49 MDT

* <> [000423 21:46]:
> Here's an Easter-topical note:
> Poll: 84 Percent Believe in Miracles
> [...]

In the same vein, this week's Economist has an interesting article on
the process by which Catholic authorities validate alleged miracles -
they use real medical doctors, have well-defined criteria, and look for
cases where there is no (yet) known scientific explanation for the
miraculous recovery. The article notes that the standard for miracles has
been rising over the years as medical knowledge increases (both in
medical capability and in knowledge of the weird but explainable stuff
that biology is capable of).


Rob Sweeney: Information Ecology.,
Time is a warning.

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