Deus ex machina
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Deus ex machina (Latin): literally, a god out of a machine, from the ancient theatrical practice of using a machine to produce on stage a god capable of solving problems human beings are unable to solve. Hence, reliance on providential intervention or other unspecified means for the solution of an otherwise unsolvable human problem.
- ↑ Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-01.