On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, L B wrote:
> --- Party of Citizens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Anybody who can prove "spiritual healing" by
> > something as simple as a
> > research design with two comparison groups, will get
> > James Randi's
> > $1,000,000 prize for "The Psychic Challenge". I have
> > corresponded with JR
> > on this matter and it seems such religionists have
> > been well apprised of
> > the opportunity. Given that they don't take
> > advantage of it, that is
> > enough in my mind, to prove fraud on the part of all
> > those
> > tele-evangelical hucksters for whom so-called
> > spiritual healing is
> > stock-in-trade.
> > FWP
> > On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Michael Wiik wrote:
> > > Some interesting tidbits from sunday's Washington
> > Post outlook article
> > > entitled
> > > 'Calling Dr God'
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > Researchers have found, for example, that
> > religious people live, on
> > > average, about seven years longer than other
> > Americans.
> I wonder, then, if the results Michael is referring to
> might point to a "positive thinking" effect of a
> religion. Such as: "We prayed for health, and it will
> come, our diety will grant it, so we can all be at
> peace now." Maybe this offers a sense of well-being,
> stress-relief (I'd love to have some of my problems
> taken over by a higher being) and positive growth that
> could affect our longevity.
Would you call this positive thinking effect, PK or mind over matter?
If so, please rush over to James Randi's web site and claim your million
$! Good luck.
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