Religion: Scientist on Miracles

Physicians attending the joint annual meeting of the British and Canadian Medical Associations in Toronto last week hardly expected to hear a lecture on miracles, and certainly not one from a fellow scientist. But Dr. John R. Brobeck, 41, professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania, surprised a group of them at a breakfast session with a discussion of the subject that turned out to be the sensation of the convention.

"Many scientists have become a lot less positive about the prerogatives of science and the scientific method," said Dr. Brobeck (who classifies himself as an "evangelical Protestant like Billy Graham")....

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