Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 October 2008
Suppose Jones sees a mountain in the distance and says to the mountain, ‘Mountain, cast yourself into the sea!’, whereupon the mountain is observed to rise up from its surroundings and fall into the water. If such a phenomenon occurred, why should we say that Jones moved the mountain, rather than that Jones addressed the mountain in a certain way and that by a strange coincidence the mountain happened to move an instant later and fall into the water?
page 319 note 1 Wells, H. G., ‘The Man Who Could Work Miracles’; in Selected Short Stories, Penguin ed., p. 299.Google Scholar
page 320 note 1 John 2: 1–11; Mark 9: 14–29.
page 325 note 1 Matthew 14: 13–33.