But Lukvance, you still seem to be missing this fact: you do not know what specifically has healed the hand or how it was done. In the absence of that very basic, very important information, you have inserted "god".
That insertion of "god" has not given any further information about what has healed the hand or how it was done. All we know is that we still don't know
. Science does not have to "fill in the blanks" with stuff if we do not know something.
Scientifically, we can only say this:
1) the hand just healed, seemingly by itself
2) we do not know how it happened, because we have eliminated all known
3) we cannot detect anything that changed around the hand or inside the hand
4) the cause of the hand being healed is therefore currently unknown
5) at this time, we do not know what healed the hand
That is what unknown
means, Lukvance. It means you do not know.
That does not mean you (or a priest) can make up any answer you like.
You could just as well fill in the "unknown" with a)"invisible, undetectable, purple people eater and part-time hand healer" or b)"Batman, who is so awesome he can miraculously heal hands from his underground lab in Gotham City".
Or you can fill in the "unknown" with c)"god, an invisible, undetectable, powerful magical being and part-time hand healer who is so awesome he can miraculously heal hands from his undisclosed location, wherever he is."
Explain the difference between statements a, b and c to us.
How can you jump into that unknown
, and replace that lack
of information with "you do not know what it was, so therefore it had to be my version of god"? It does not make logical, scientific sense. You yourself have stated that some things thought to be miracles from god were later found to have a scientific explanation. Why assume that this is any different?
Tomorrow the scientists might discover that the lady has a mutated gene in her blood that creates a substance that allowed her paralyzed hand to heal. They are able to synthesize the substance and it becomes available to medical doctors worldwide. Now everyone with paralysis becomes healed with a simple injection. Would the lady's healed hand still be a miracle from god?