Such a casual phrase, so easily said: “It’s a miracle!”

And by “miracle” we mean a set of circumstances so unlikely as to be thought impossible, yet so fortuitously done we’re tempted to believe a supernatural power bent the laws of probability to do it for us.

•A man “miraculously” recovers from terminal brain cancer and the doctors are stumped – we call it a “miracle.”
•A child survives a car accident that claimed the lives of everyone else in the collision – we wonder if “someone upstairs” wasn’t looking out for that little one.

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