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Stamp - How but not why by stefanbauwens Stamp - How but not why by stefanbauwens
With observations we can get to know how things work. But it doesn't tell us WHY it works that way. 
We can for example explain how a child comes in to being, but we are very limited in understanding WHY. It is still a miracle.

Science can be the answer to how but not why things are.
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Insanity123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Er, actually, it sort of does. 
A miracle is defined as an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. If something can be explained by natural or scientific laws then it is clearly not a miracle. 
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stefanbauwens Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not explained. It just is a "report" of what happens by observation. But that doesn't explain WHY.
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Insanity123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That depends on how you define the why. We don't know the why to life. We know how we are alive but we don't know why (although Christians will always tell you that they know the why and that everyone else's why is wrong). In that sense anything and everything can be a miracle but miracles are not defined by events where we don't know the why. A miracle isn't a miracle when we don't know the why, something is a miracle when we don't know the how ( I am an atheist though and don't believe in miracles, but in terms of historical definitions that's how they were described). 

People say that things like childbirth or the beating of your heart is a miracle but in terms of pure definition, they aren't miracles because we know how these things happen.
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katrinahood Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You probably don't know the definition of a miracle.
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget, God created science too! So when science explains something miraculous, it's just God's work confirming God's wonders. :squee:
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Kelsey-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Yeah, it actually does :)
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Maybe.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you may like this. youtu.be/Ll9LN79gB3M
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stefanbauwens Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. :)
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ExplosiveSquid Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Science does explain both how and why. While it can't explain everything (but gets closer and closer to being able to do so as it develops) neither can religion.
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