• Question: Do you believe in miracles?

    Asked by lucyanastasia to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by monkey24, christopherclavey.
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      Akram Alomainy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Well personally not much because I am trained to think quite logical and always have reasoning behind anything so I do think that sometimes stuff happens and we are not sure why but I still believe they are not total miracle but could be super natural phenomenon 🙂

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      Gill Menzies answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Disagree with Akram. I personally do believe in miracles. This does not undermine my scientific standing – it just means I believe there is a bigger Scientist than us!! 🙂

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      Laurence Harwood answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      It all depends what you cal a “miracle”. If you mean to unbelievable series of coincidences that mean something does or does not happen, then – yes. If you mean something occurring as a result of direct intervention by some deity then – no. I used to be very short sighted – my far point was 5 inches and have warn glasses or contact lenses all my life. Two years ago I had laser treatment and now I can see 3 lines better than 20 : 20. That to me is a miracle – a miracle of science.

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      Jack Snape answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I believe that very unlikely things can happen …

      It’s very unlikely that you will win the lottery but it is certain that somebody will win the lottery … when you have billions of people – things that seem like miracles can happen every day 🙂

      It’s all to do with probability …