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Author:  Jeremiah Smith [ Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:23 pm ]
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Pronto wrote:
In the world of science 'faith-healing' is not impossible. It's just never been demonstrated. Oops... maybe it has.
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/01/14/science.mind.reut/index.html

And guess what? Science and scientists can accept that.


In this case, it's more of a study of how your beliefs affect how you react to pain; essentially, studying how a "positive outlook can encourage well-being". It's still not the same as a preacher laying hands on your forehead and your cancer disappearing.

Author:  Pronto [ Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:39 pm ]
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True, but I was trying to stretch the argument to make it fit. :)

I guess that just because we're sorta arguing the same side, I still can't expect any special dispensations, eh? :)

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