05 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Disproving Miracles

A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined. Why is it more than probable, that all men must die; that lead cannot, of itself, remain suspended in the air; that fire consumes wood, and is extinguished by water; unless it be, that these events are found agreeable to the laws of nature, and t...
Folksonomies: natural law miracle
Folksonomies: natural law miracle
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By definition, it is a violation of the laws of nature. Where do we see this happen ever?

30 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 Perspectives on the Physician

When Death lurks at the door, the physician is considered as a God. When danger has been overcome, the physician is looked upon as an angel. When the patient begins to convalesce, the physician becomes a mere human. When the physician asks for his fees, he is considered as the devil himself.
Folksonomies: culture medicine
Folksonomies: culture medicine

Quoting Hendrick Goltzius In Harper's Magazine (1931-32), 164, 512