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Part 2: Miracles and the Principle of the Conservation of Energy
by Robert A. Larmer
The objection that divine intervention would violate the Principle of the Conservation of Energy is examined.
The objection is refuted by distinguishing between two forms of the Principle, one of which is scientific, the other a defining-postulate of physicalism.
The case is made that the occurrence of miracles is entirely consistent with the Principle, so long as it functions as a law of nature and not a metaphysical commitment that a priori rules out the possibility of theism.
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