This phrase comes from a very funny cartoon by Sidney Harris.

A senior professor is reviewing the chalkboard of his junior colleague. He says, "I think you should be more explicit here in step two." He is pointing to a section of the board that says, in the middle of some complicated-looking equations, 'THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS...'.

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the cartoon itself is available in a close-up at .