Stuff I Care About

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Return to The Basics

Here is a gem of an article from 2006. I pulled this from the New York Times. It is the results of the study that was done measuring the effects of prayer on cardiac patients. The findings- prayer is ineffective, which I already knew. I was a little surprised when this did come out, because I thought that the perception of God helping you would create a little bit of a placebo effect to the more faithful involved. Nevertheless, here it is;


  1. If you want a copy of the actual Benson Study, I have it on PDF. I can make it available if you want to read the full study and look at all the data.

  2. That would be great. I do not have a copy. I would love to read it.