What if intercessory prayer worked? What if, when you or someone else had a disease, and you prayed, there was a significant chance that the disease would be healed, either by one or another divine being, or by some other mechanism? And yes, I realize that a lot of people think that it does; but… Continue reading What If Intercessory Prayer Worked?
One of the stories in the news today is about a study showing that no, US presidents don’t have their lifespans shortened by the rigors of office. The AP writes: Using life expectancy data for men the same age as presidents on their inauguration days, the study found that 23 of 34 presidents who died… Continue reading How Not to Report Science
From the Associated Press: WAUSAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide. Dale Neumann, 47, was convicted in the March 23, 2003, death of his daughter, Madeline, from undiagnosed diabetes. Prosecutors contended he should have rushed… Continue reading US Legal System Says Prayer Doesn’t Work