Why do people believe things for which there is no evidence? For example, why do Christians believe in prayer? This video answers the question:
In science, you have to keep track of the misses as well as the hits. And that is probably the key lesson in my short talk here. This is how psychics works, astrologers, tarot card readers and so on. People remember the hits and forget the misses. In science we have to keep track of the whole database and look to see if the number of hits stands out from the total number that you would expect by chance.
This is why Christians believe in prayer. If Christians would track the misses as well as the hits, they would immediately see that prayer is a superstition.
Or Christians can try this simple test: Pray to heal an amputee.
If you are an intellectually honest Christian and you would like to learn more about the superstition of prayer, please visit this web site: