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Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Miracles" Need Help

Was the remarkable plane landing a miracle? It is true that luck and such factored in, including the nice weather and the particularly skilled pilot. Still, as Rachel Maddow noted in a great introduction last night, so was infrastructure and preparedness. Also, I read in my paper today that a flight attendant noted that other planes might not have had the rafts needed to deal with the icy waters. Certain things are, in some fashion, "acts of God." But, humans have a lot to do with things all the same. Lest we forget.