I learned it from my dog. She's not a scientist, but she works for one as a laboratory retriever.The sniff test eh? Sounds real scientific.
LOL. Your arrogance is growing on me. I tend to drink from that cup myself on occasion, so I won't be too harsh.You probably noticed that no one else is really responding to anything you or I say. It's the beta crowd easing their way out of the conversation as it slowly dawns on the that they don't really want to argue with either one of us.
I don't see an argument for miracles there, nor a reason to believe in that for which there is no evidence. You also seem to have misjudged my claim.There's a fatal flaw in your chain of reasoning, Aint. It fails to account for the unknown. The things mankind doesn't know outnumber the things he does know by a factor of infinity ... We know quite a bit about our immediate surroundings, and we possess a degree of deductive reasoning, which allows us to posit theories about what we can see in the sky if we magnify it a bit. We can do math. Some of us can do it well enough to apply it to the underlying functionality of our entire space-time continuum. But let's be frank about our limitations. There are numerous diseases we can't cure. We can't fathom the concepts of infinity or eternity. We are barely able to define cognizance and self-awareness. We can't get along with each other, ever. Our science is not very impressive when you consider the fact that the vast majority of our theories are ultimately disproved. We are patently doomed by the inevitability of exponential population growth. And we really aren't very good at hitting a baseball - most of us would strike out every single time versus major league pitching, even though the math of hitting the ball is quite simple. We do seem to be making some progress, in some areas, while falling back in other much more important ones. Yet you would define our tiny sliver of (quite possibly very wrong) knowledge as a prophetic miracle? Sorry Aint, you lack perspective. We know nothing. From a cosmic perspective, we ARE nothing. Any single thing you think you "know" could easily be proven hilariously wrong by close of business today. Happens ALL THE TIME.