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This Week in Miracles: Sharks, Babies, Sports

What has the Lord brought us to show his loving power? Let’s check my Google alert mailbag for this week.

This baby who was born prematurely with a hole in his heart, had a heart attack, multiple infections, and bleeding in his brain.

This 10-year old girl who was attacked by a shark.

This guy becoming a bishop.

This hockey team beating another hockey team.

This baby whose mother died in a car crash.

This 11-year old who has had severe brain damage since birth.

This shopping center.

After several weeks of writing This Week in Miracles, I am quickly coming to the conclusion that if you are a sports team, you want a miracle. If you are a baby, a miracle is the worst thing to happen to you.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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2 Comments

  1. The fact that so many people survive shark attacks is proof positive that sharks usually aren’t really looking to kill and eat the person they are attacking. Yet the headlines always proclaim it a miracle when the victim survives. It would make more sense to call it a miracle on those relatively rare occassions when someone dies

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