Sunday, April 02, 2006

Trying to Measure the Impact of Prayer

Does praying for a sick person’s recovery do any good?

In the largest scientific test of its kind, heart surgery patients showed no benefit when strangers prayed for their recovery.

And, surprisingly, patients who knew they were being prayed for had a slightly higher rate of complications. The researchers could only guess why.

Several scientists questioned the concept of the study.

Science “is not designed to study the supernatural,” said Harold G. Koenig, director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the Duke University Medical Center.

What is your thought on this research?

Read more here.

2 comments:

Dan said...

Somehow has something to do with the posting above this one. No email for 'me'...

Don Iannone said...

Wait! Just got an email from you Dan. Now God knows I am good.

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