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HUME NOTES The Argument From Miracles -There must always be a presumption against the occurrence of a miracle The evidence for a miracle will always be weaker than the evidence for some other hypothesis why Lot of evidence in support of the laws of nature gravity That there is much less or no evidence that states its a miracle something going against nature or man-kinds natural abilities -Additional argument People tell lies make mistakes It is much more likely that a person in question has lied andor made a mistake than the person overturned the laws of nature Arguments against Humes miracle thesiss -Do unexplainable extraordinary events happen in real life This must be true despite Humes above arguments -Can we be certain that science will explain all such miracles extraordinary events No we can never be sure despite advances scientists will never be omniscient It is therefore not impossible that the answers to some questions will never be explained The purpose of living etc An argument complying with Humes anti-religious philosophies -Does the fact that the human race has some unanswerable questions prove the existence of God No The existence of humanly unanswerable questions does not prove there is a being out there such as God which is omniscient Argument From Design Hume heavily criticizes chief critic the concept that the universe is so perfect natural planet movement human brain etc it must have been designed by an excelling designer He states -Even if we could prove the universe had a designer it would not show if the designer was a person wise or good Additionally it does not tell us which religion is the right or true one -The universe in NOT an artefact it is merely the product of a natural reproductive cycle perhaps similar to growing vegetables or plants -It is inevitable that the universe has a designed look Out
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