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Friday, March 31, 2006

Research: Prayer ineffective at healing


A $2.4 million study showed prayer did not affect the recovery of heart surgery patients. In fact people who knew they were being prayed for fared slightly worse.

Perhaps if they'd spent $2.4 million on real health care it might have been a bit more effective or maybe they prayed to the wrong deity. I doubt if there were any pastafarians praying.

Via Star News Online.

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Nishad said...

I don't know if you guys have read this article, a few years old though, from Wired magazine: http://www.pobronson.com/A_Prayer_Before_Dying.htm