The Problem With Miracles
Many theists have cited medical miracles as proof of god's existence. They show x rays and MRI films of before and after and some include statements from baffled doctors. Well I'm always happy to see someone beat cancer or some other malady, not important to me on how it's done or why.
I won't go into my own experience with a "medical miracle", it's not really relative to my OP and it's a bone of contention with some of my family members, so for now, I'll just leave it as, "been there, done that, seen it, still not impressed."
What my problem is with miracles is their selective nature. A little old lady in Jacksonville, Florida get miraculously healed while the majority of terminal patients succumb when they're all following the same prescriptions that the Bible says will work? Now I don't want to hear anymore of the "God's ways aren't ours" crap, that's too easy, theists have fallen back on that one for too long, in fact, any theistic explanation that involves God's personality or why he might or might not heal anyone is not something I don't care to even entertain. To me, it's just stupid, like arguing over which vampire movie is dealing with the real legend, who cares?
What bothers me about blanketly accepting a medical anomaly as a "miracle" because people prayed and the person was healed is bad because it doesn't account for anything else that could be responsible. What if there is a gene, or something that only certain people have that has yet to be discovered? What if this knowledge could be used to duplicate the effect on people who don't have what the ones who are being healed have? Accepting everything as a miracle would lessen the incentive to find another, possibly a correct answer and thus deprive many the chance to be healed.
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."