Charles Babbage Quote

If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! and the universe itself would be a standing miracle. A miracle might be perhaps defined more exactly as an effect which is not the consequence or effect of any known laws of nature.


"Passages from the life of a philosopher", Appendix, p. 489 - Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (1864)

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If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! and the universe itself...

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If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! and the universe itself...

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If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! and the universe itself...

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If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! and the universe itself...