William Craig said: “Well, of course, naturalism would preclude miracles altogether. Naturalism is the view that all that exists is the space, time, universe, and its physical contents. And if you presuppose naturalism, then miracles are ruled out of court before you even come to the table to look at the evidence. Others I think may not deny the existence of a supernatural Being. But nevertheless, they think that allowing the supernatural Being to get his fingers dirty in the operation of the universe, so to speak, would somehow upset science. That it would make science impossible. Because it would turn the universe into a sort of haunted house. And so some people have the impression that in order for science to be possible, we have to assume that miracles cannot occur.” Why would a scientist have trouble with the idea of miracles?

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      Katie Haney
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      People believe only what they can see. Many people don’t have faith to believe that things happen without explanation and will make up science to explain events away.

    • #95318651
      Randall
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      Non-christian scientists would have a problem with miracles because it would challenge and debunk their own worldview that the physical and measurable is all that exists because it can be measured. Dead things stay dead. That can be repeated in the labratory, whereas bringing a dead thing back to life cannot. I believe the rigidity of science – it’s dogged adherence to its own man-made rules – that shackles great minds to refuse the possibility that there might be more to existence than what they see.

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      Gwyn
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      Non-Christian scientists would have trouble with the ideas of miracles, especially if they prescribe to the idea of naturalism. Naturalism would make the idea of miracles impossible since it doesn’t include a higher power. If a person only believes in what they can gather explanation for and what they can recreate, then that type of thinker will have trouble with the idea of miracles.

    • #95312917
      Joseph Wilson
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      As Dr. Craig said, it challenges the notion of naturalism. We need to understand that God (Jesus) operates outside of time and space and is not merely bound by the physical universe.

    • #95303974
      Joseph
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      Some scientists of a strictly naturalistic bent would not examine the evidence for these miracles. They simply come to conclusions based on their preconceived notions. They also expect scientific events to be repeatable. There are many scientists who do acknowledge the veracity of ths Bible.

    • #95302160
      Steven
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      Science only believes in events that can be replicated, and preferably under laboratory conditions. Miracles don’t work that way, so for a scientist
      they are not valid. Secondly, science doens’t recognise miracles because they defy the laws of physics, and that is unacceptable for scientists. Not all
      of them though. I myself have a PhD in a scientific field and choose to belief in miracles because if you look well enough and educate yourself on them,
      there is enough proof of miracles.

    • #95300405
      Brandi
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      A scientist might have trouble with the idea of miracles because it goes against the natural order of things. But what they aren’t accounting for is the fact that God is the creator of that natural order, and therefore has to authority to bend it to His will.

    • #95297273
      Cory
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      Science looks for facts and explanations. Miracles are not something that can be studied, dissected, you can’t physically touch a miracle

    • #95296085
      Dana
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      Scientist would have trouble with the idea of miracles because they cannot be explained. The main objective of a scientist is to explain how someting works. Scientist answer questions by applying the scientific method. Through a proces, scientist can test any question and come to a conclusion. However, miracles are events that cannot be explained by nature. The idea of “not be able to answer something” negativley strikes a scientist at its core. For this reason people tend to seperate science and faith. Science explains and faith is the answer to the unanswerable. Personally, I believe science and faith go hand in hand. The more I learn about science, the more real God is. For example, if you were to study the physiology of the human eye you would see that it is a miracle humans can see. The science behind the eye and how it functions is absolutely amazing. To believe that people evolved from a cluster of chaos, simply does not make sense.

    • #95284641
      Robert
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      Science is about facts, physical evidence. Jesus’ miracles defy those facts. Say physics says this should always happen and then Jesus makes it not happen, scientists could not understand this because it defies understanding to them.

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      Joseph
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      A scientist might have trouble with the idea of miracles because science rejects miracles because science expects things to be explainable and recreated. Miracles are outside of what is meant to be physically possible. The clear cause and effect can’t always be recreated.

    • #95278511
      Gemma
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      A scientist might have trouble with the idea of miracles because they often ignore the laws of nature. For example, Jesus walking on water defies the natural laws of gravity and Elisabeth giving birth to John the Baptist in her older years defies the natural laws of female production.

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