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DOC Ã A Discourse Concerning Prodigies ✓ John Spencer And apparitions and the first to include his new publication a Discourse Concerning Vulgar Prophecies The book examines a copious assemblage of superstitions and auguries such as comets eclipses the turning of ponds to blood and the moving of mountains tracing the history of the Old Testament and classical mythology and commending the study of Natural Philosophy Several natural philosophers wrote against the idea that prodigies are divine signs The most thorough attack on providential interpretation came from John Spencer 1630 1690 a Cambridge professor and l

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A Discourse Concerning ProdigiesAter friend of Isaac Newton Spencer's Disourse Concerning Prodigies 1663 was inspired by widely circulated recent prodigy stories such as that of an invasion of mice that were presented as signs of God's displeasure with the English government Religiously Spencer argued that the most prodigies are trivial and unworthy of the divine majesty mocking as ludicrous the idea of looking for the jewel of divine wisdom on the dunghill of obscene and monstrous births apparitions of lying spirits strange voices in the air mighty winds alterations in the face of heaven tc