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Ninja Poll 106: Do Miracles Happen?

Do Miracles Happen? That depends on what you mean by Miracle. Littlewood's law, making certain suppositions, is explained as follows: a miracle is defined as an exceptional event of special significance occurring at a frequency of one in a million; during the hours in which a human is awake and alert, a human will experience one thing per second (for instance, seeing the computer screen, the keyboard, the mouse, the article, etc.); additionally, a human is alert for about eight hours per day; and as a result, a human will, in 35 days, have experienced, under these suppositions, 1,008,000 things. Accepting this definition of a miracle, one can be expected to observe one miraculous occurrence within the passing of every 35 consecutive days -- and therefore, according to this reasoning, seemingly miraculous events are actually commonplace.
Do you believe in God, or at least the concept that there is a God?
Yes, I'm a theist
No, I'm an Atheist
I'm a spiritual atheist
I'm a Deist
yes
no
Do you believe that miracles happen?
Yes.
No, just low probabilty events that have to happen sometime
Can you think of a miracle that happened to you or a friend?
Yes, it happened to me.
Yes, it happened to a friend of mine
No.
Would you like to tell it? (Optionial)
Has this "miraclous" event lead to your belief in "God"?
Yes.
No.
No "miraclous" event happend, but I believe in God anyway.
No "miraclous" event happend, I don't believe in God
"The was a boy and his mother walking down a narrow road. The boy ran ahead of his mother and he ran on to the level crossing when there was a trian coming. Without taking any notice of the boy ahead, the driver speed up, but then had a sharp heart attack, and then the emergency brakes kicked in and stopped the train, inches away from the boy, who was right in frount of the train. No-one died. The mother thought it was a miracle. The driver thought it was concidence. The boy thought he was lucky."
What was that?
It was a miracle. [an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.]
It was a coincidence. [a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance]
It was luck. [Luck is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's control.]
It was Other:
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This poll was created on 2008-05-17 12:03:59 by Blackninja133