Every rational person knows that “praying” to help a sick person is meaningless superstition, no different than offering the sick person a lucky horseshoe. But now scientists have confirmed it yet again:
Every few years, a group based at Hertford College at Oxford puts together a statistical analysis of all the studies conducted to date that have looked at whether praying for sick people helps them get better (or at least stay alive).
The latest has just been published, and it contains something pretty radically new in their conclusions: the evidence is now so clear cut that they think that no more studies should be done. The book is shut. Praying for sick people simply doesn’t work.
Also interesting is the fact that a study that had previously shown a positive effect of prayer on in-vitro fertilization success rates has now been exposed as a fraudulent study:
PRAYER HAS NO EFFECT. If you are religious, you need to accept reality. Talking to an imaginary being in the sky makes you look like an idiot. This page will help: