Has anyone else out there noticed how people attribute everything good thing that happens to a miracle?
I forced myself to watch CNN today and there was a story on the Anderson Cooper show about an Iraqi baby that was getting surgery at a hospital in the US. I saw only the end of the piece, so am not sure what was wrong with the baby, but there was some nerve damage and the baby was paralyzed. Doctors performed surgery where they connected nerves from an undamaged area to the damaged area, and they expected the nerves to grow so that in a few months, the baby would be able to move the paralyed area. Nice story, and then the [b:1ec95f02e2]doctor[/b:1ec95f02e2] says something like, "It was just one miracle after another." No it wasn’t! It was modern medicine and the superb skill of the doctors and their staff!!!
This reminded me of similar comments I’ve heard recently—newscasters calling it a miracle when an airplane pilot safely landed his damaged plane, for example.
This drives me crazy. It’s another way of denigrating the science that enables our lives to be better. Does anyone else notice this and feel bothered by it?