Friday, March 24, 2006
The Scientific Study of Prayer
The Washington Post released a news story on the scientific study of prayer today: "Researchers Look at Prayer and Healing." It is a good update in this controversial field of study. Here is an excerpt:
The contentious enterprise is at something of a crossroads. Two new studies are about to report no benefit of having people pray for the sick, the only study underway is nearing completion, and the largest, best-designed project is being published in two weeks. Its eagerly awaited findings could sound the death knell for the field, breathe new life into such efforts, or create new debate.