Before I get started - I cannot understand how miracles even make sense. Here's my thinking so far:
Premise: Our best predictions state some empirical quantity.
- the claim that a miracle can happen equals the claim that our best predictions are sometimes wrong and that our only and therefore best explanation of them is divine will.
- the claim that some miracle will happen equals the claim that our best predictions are not our best because of divine will.
- the claim that something was in fact a miracle equals the claim that our best explanation of it is divine will.
But it seems to be that 3 is weaker than 1 and 1 weaker than 2; yet, surely, if 3 then 1 and 2, so in effect any miracle means not believing our best empirical predictions, which is absurd.
Where's the error in this line of reasoning?