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So what's wrong with miracles

The biggest miracle which every one of us witnesses each living moment is life itself.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2006 05:53 IST
Lalit Mangal
Lalit Mangal

I am a science student and have graduated from IIT Roorkee in 2006, but yet I can't defy the fact that miracles DO occur. The biggest miracle which every one of us witnesses each living moment is life itself.

I cannot understand why there is such reluctance in admitting the existence of miracles.

The recent event of seawater turning sweet could very logically (and obviously) be traced back to a scientific phenomenon.

But what the scientific community is ignoring is that every effect has a cause and that cause has yet another cause behind it.

The miracle's immediate cause can be easily deduced as excessive rainfall or dilution of salts, but what about the cause of this unexpected heavy rainfall, or ultimately the cause of anything at all?

Do they have the answers to EVERYTHING behind this event that they can presume to dismiss those who experienced it with wonder?

What I'd like to bring to your notice is that the scientific community should not just dismiss these moments as obvious deductions while disdaining the faith of numerous fellow beings. Rather they should regenerate the lost awe of nature, of which the great geniuses lived in healthy respect.

They understood the holistic link between Man, a thinking creature, and the rest of Creation, of which he was merely a part and could never, despite all his cleverness, fully control or manipulate ever.

This respect was inuited and given voice by the earliest scriptures conceived by humankind, in fact such scriptures are considered revealed by a higher power in the early history of Man, to serve as a guide.

A guide we lost in our unbalanced worship of outer explanations. I would also like to bring to your notice the fact that, all the great men like Farraday, Newton, Copernicus and so on who developed modern science (or rather the human understanding of nature) were themselves referred to, and are still remembered as philosophers and not scientists.

The very foundation of modern understanding is the illogical occurrence of intuitions in the human mind.

First Published: Aug 31, 2006 05:53 IST

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