for that matter. As the bible explains the miracle takes place the Red Sea splits leading the Israelites to freedom. So, philosophers use the word testimony to refer to any situation in which you believe something, on the basis of what someone else asserts, either verbally or in writing. The belief in a miraculous event tends to have no real evidence through mans hope, it tends to be something better through our expectations. He discredits many these miracles through his critiques.
Furthermore, he tends to discredit an individual by playing on a human beings consciousness or sense of reality. As he asks these questions we can see there are no real answers, in which case, it tends to break the validity of the witnesses to the miracle. As God states Never again will I doom the earth because of man, since the desires of mans heart are evil from the start; nor will I ever strike down all living beings, as I have done. We've actually got evidence that false testimony happens all the time. So, that's what Hume says about testimony. The testimony versus the reality. In deciding upon whether this is a valid miracle in Humes opinion of miracles I believe he would consider it to be a miracle but, would have a hard time validating the testimony. And that, if you're going to trust people's testimony in general, you need some evidence that people in general are likely to be right when they, when they assert things or they are generally reliable. So, in that case, you're not likely to believe, at least not as readily believe what the waiter says. Reasons why there never has been a miraculous event established on the evidence of testimony: First, in all history there never has been a sufficient number of people of unquestioned good sense, education, learning, reputation and undoubted integrity to persuade us that they were not.
In the 19th-century edition of 's Enquiry (in Sir John Lubbock's series, "One Hundred Books sections X and XI were omitted.
Part II : Hume on, miracles.
So, what I want to talk about.
Hume 's essay.
Containing the most important secondary literature, this work focuses on responses to 's Essay.