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Video: Prayer

 

Does prayer work when you're ill? Four lessons from science studying intercessory prayer. And, yes, it includes praying backwards in time.

 

REFERENCES BELOW.

* Sir Francis Galton's observations on intercessory prayer: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/4/923.long

* The Byrd study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3393937

* The Cochrane Collaboration systematic review: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000368.pub3/abstra...

* The retracted Cha paper on in vitro fertilization: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11584476

* Dr. Bruce Flamm's investigation into the Cha paper: http://www.csicop.org/si/show/columbia_university_miracle_study_flawed_a...

* The Leibovici "praying backwards in time" spoof study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61047/

* Halperin's paper on arguments for and against the academic study of intercessory prayer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11500278

* The blog Science-Based Medicine: http://sciencebasedmedicine.org