Boing Boing: Prayer won’t heal ya

Boing Boing: Prayer won’t heal ya

I wonder. From a scientific standpoint, I can find lots wrong with this study, for one thing. First of all, who wrote the prayers?

One thing that I find fascinating about this study is the measure of success is entirely material. Was there any effort to measure the attitude of those participants for whom prayers were said? Perhaps the effect of prayer is not material in many cases; maybe they went to their eventually fate feeling more confident and less stressed. But the study finds that largely irrelevant, I suppose.

In any event, it’s an interesting study but proves precious little.

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