According to Swinbure, testimony could serve as sufficient evidence..?

..for believing that a specific event violates a law of nature occurs when ... 

- 200 witnesses claim to have observed the event- 200 witnesses are able and anxious to show that the event did not occur if there were grounds for doing so-200 witnesses claim to have observed the event, and the event is a repeatable counter-instance to a law of nature, and the 200 witnesses are able and anxious to show that the event did not occur if there were grounds for doing so- 200 witnesses claim to have observed the event, and the event is a repeatable counter-instance to a law of nature

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Which came first...the law you are talking about

    or the event when Jesus went into heaven which

    is one event that over 500 witnesses watched it

    happen. History recorded it as well.

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Testimony is not mass hysteria where people are duped into stupid ****.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Why not do it the EASY way?

    Instead of telling me that 200 witnesses saw magnets stick to glass, hand me one of those magnets and some of that glass.

    IF you claim that your God or Goddess is more powerful than random chance, come up with one prayer that, no matter WHO says it, ten tossed coins will ALWAYS come up HEADS, and another prayer, which, no matter who says it, will cause those same tossed coins to always come up TAILS.

    THAT is testable, repeatable evidence.

  • 3 weeks ago

    There are way more than 200 people who claim alien abductions, miracles from various contradictory deities, that vaccines cause autism, and endless other things.  Personal testimony is the weakest form of evidence available and is riddled with problems.  For example, the bias of the person,  hallucinatory experiences, the fact that every time we recall a memory we rewrite it and we never write it down the same way again (this problem is even worse with flashbulb memory such as what we find in traumatic experiences), the fact that memory can be manipulated by hearing others testimonies or being asked leading questions, etc...  This is why police in many areas have learned to separate witnesses to accidents.  Once they start talking to each other and hearing the way that others perceived it their memory changes to fit that narrative.  Before you know it you have facts about the event that never actually happened.  This is a huge problem for courts as well.  Then you have whole religions that constantly recall events and share their thoughts and memories with others in the group.  This quickly spreads misinformation that can even be recalled by the memory of those involved as if it were accurate and reliable when it is anything but.  

    However, I am guessing you mean something like the bible?  They are not exactly witnesses that we can ask questions of and get answers from.  You said the events they witness are repeatable, this would be at least possible evidence if we can test it under controlled circumstances.  What repeatable event witnessed by 200 people are you referring to?  You claim it violates the laws of nature can you please let us know what repeatable violation of the laws of nature you are referring to?  Such a thing could change science forever and you could be the next Nobel prize winner for proving such a thing.  Of course, 200 people have already witnessed it supposedly so they may have a lead on you for getting their prize and the spot in almost any science department in the world you could want, tenure, not to mention the fame and money that would come with that.  But I have a feeling that we don't have actual evidence of a violation of the laws of nature do we?  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    1. This is not a question.

    2. Eyewitness reports in an instance when all five hundred alleged eyewitnesses are conveniently dead is a vastly different story. And the fact is, you cannot prove that any of those persons ever existed.

  • Jake
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    By reciting the rosary every day with care, a person can know many truths and can better know the difference between truth and fiction.

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