Re: Scientific study of the effects of prayer

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 12:07:01 MDT

Curt Adams wrote :

strongly suggests at least 2-3 negative studies in the file drawer. The
first experiment would
be group a only; a negative result would probably get repeated; then you
might add b, then

The observed difference is large compared to psi experiments because the
groups are small.
With small groups and binary outcomes huge differences are expected by
there's multiple studies and the published ones are the best). In psi
experiments you can
repeat ad nauseam and the law of large numbers gets rid of the large

### I think you have found the most likely explanation for the study.

I can sleep soundly, knowing that my enemies' prayers won't do anything to
send me into oblivion.

Rafal Smigrodzki, MD-PhD

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