Now the
way I would be tempted at first
to meet this paradox is this: Let
me consider again the Experience of
wondering at existence & let me des
cribe it in a slighly different way: We all
know what in ordinary life would
be called a mira[kal|cle]: It obviously is
simply an event which the like of which
we have never yet seen. Now suppose
such an event happened. Take the case
that one of you suddenly grew a lions
head & began to roaring certainly thats
as extraordinary a thing as I can

[There is nothing either good or bad but
thinking makes it so]

immagine. Now whenever we would have
recovered from our surprise what
I would suggest is to fech a physiolo
gist & have the case scientifically
investigated & if it were not for being afraid
of hurting him I'lld have him vivisected.
And where would the miracle have
gone to, for it is clear that looking
at it in this way everything miraculous
has disappeared unless what we
mean by miraculous is merely that
a fact¿¿ has not jet been explanied
by science wh<i>ch again means ˇmerely th[t|a]t

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we have hitherto failed to group this
fact with others in a scientific
system. But [t|T]his means that it
has no sense to say „scien[s|c]e has
prooved that there are no mira[k|c]les”.
No: the scientific way of looking
at a fact is not the way to look at
it as a miracle. For immagine whatever
fact you may, it is not in itself a
miracle in the absolute sense & there
[ar|on]e is in itself not not more or less
mira[k|c]uleus than the other. I heard ↺once
[in|a] preacher in a Cambridge Church say
that of course there were still mira[k|c]les
happening only look at the tiny little
seed from which a trees grows. But
is this more is wrong for is this more
mira[k|c]ul[e|o]us than that a stone falls
or in fact any thing which happens
whatever happens! Again we see that
we have used the term miracle in
a relative & an absolute sense. In
the rolative sense it simply meant
a hitherto unknown kind of event.
well that's a trivial meaning. But
when we are tempted to use it in
what I would like to [k|c]all a deep
meaning sense then it means we want it to mean
that we wonder at it not bec[o|a]use of
its the rarity of what has happened the event but
because what has happened has happened
whatever has happened. And here we have
the misuse of the word „to wonder” which
we talked about previously. —