Science proving miracles?
I just finished two interesting documentaries aired on the Discovery Channel and the BCC last month. These are no hocus pocus programs going over myth, miracle and magic to explain the unexplainable. These were very scientific and very well documented features going into details and examining biblical stories (also in the Quran) and going over the historical evidence and scientific proof that supports the "plausibility" of such miracles.
The two I watched were Sodom and Gomorrah (قوم لوط) and Exodus. With great deal of detail scientific scrutiny. Taking into account the historical side, scientific side and even the social side. The results were astonishing to say the least
Now, I'm not saying these discoveries are going to make a believer out of everyone. But what they provide in Miracle has some bases in scientific fact, in that sense, Holy books becomes historical testaments on historical events that at least some people saw the hand of God in action. But skeptics who refuse miracles without explanation (like myself) can be satisfied that "God" doesn't just make things happen with no reason. In my view God wouldn't violate the laws of Causality that he himself have created. Or that's what I believe
The show explains the parting of the sea, with a scientific experiment in the lab, and a bigger scale experiment in Florida proving it can actually happen then found the actual location in the sea where it could possibly happen.
Even the raining fiery stones from the sky over Sodom and Gomorrah, were explained using a few thousand year old clay plate found in Samaria documenting a rare event in the sky, An asteroid on its way that eventually landed around Austria. With burning stones from the impact crater pluming to the stratosphere and rained back as fire from the sky over the Dead Sea area. The artifact from Ancient Samaria was translated only this year.
Proof from astronomical investigation following the speed, size and trajectory of the asteroid that exploded in a 100 times larger force than the largest nuclear weapon. But investigators went also to the geologic evidence and proved scientifically that there was what can be considered a massive event around the same time frame.
Nobody ended up converting, believing or anything. But it's chilling to see that if you look deep enough. You can prove anything with science. Even miraculous events in the bible. Not only that, but if you don't believe anything religions every tell you. Consider the positive sides, the ethics they teach, the morals they promote, the logic and advice they provide, the hope they give ... To billions
But add to that list one very important item. These books, tales provide what can be Historical fact, even if it was fact of the eyes of 5000 year old humans. A legacy of humanity, rich with the very first written and preserved historic accounts of prehistoric humans
An interesting part in the Exodus story, a claim is made, a very astonishing claim. The claim is that Mount Badr in Saudi Arabia is actually the real Mount Sinai. Yes, it's the same mount Badr where the Muslims won their very first battle. Astonishing how all this area is just completely riddled with history and human heritage, from the beginning of time
No one might be able to unequivocally prove religions and faith are true. But, at least many believers can rest assured that what they believe isn't something people can laugh at. Even science is finally proving increasing its plausibility.