Sign of the Apocalypse

I'm using something I found on FoxNews. I'm not mocking it or using it to point out the idiocy of the Right or its supporters. I'm just using it.

It seem that the largest study ever performed testing the effects of prayer on recovering patients has found that patients with people praying for them had slightly higher rates of complications:

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that having people pray for heart bypass surgery patients had no effect on their recovery. In fact, patients who knew they were being prayed for had a slightly higher rate of complications.

Researchers emphasized that their work can't address whether God exists or answers prayers made on another's behalf. The study can only look for an effect from prayers offered as part of the research, they said.

They also said they had no explanation for the higher complication rate in patients who knew they were being prayed for, in comparison to patients who only knew it was possible prayers were being said for them.

Critics said the question of God's reaction to prayers simply can't be explored by scientific study.
Obviously. That's why God's means of creating the world 6000 years ago shouldn't be taught, disclaimed, or even mentioned in Science Class. Of course a little bit of 'having it both ways' never bothered the Religous Right. Hypocrite.

The study was done by Harvard's medical school, so we'll soon be hearing about 'bias' in the scientific community.

Expect fundies to keep citing old studies (or bad studies) or just "studies" that show the effect of prayer is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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