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So you've seen faith healing in action! That still doesnt prove that its is a miracle or any way a divine intervention.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
I have seen real miracles .. real miracles of healing..... THOSE were real healings.
Faith healing has not scientifically been proven effective. What few controlled studies have been performed have evidenced no beneficial effect. Its practitioners can only cite anecdotal evidence of cases where it has been successful, ignoring the far more numerous cases where the patient dies despite the efforts of faith healing. Doctors often ascribe any success to the placebo effect or to spontaneous remission: some people will heal with or without treatment, and it is generally natural to credit the most recent treatment for the cure (this logical fallacy is called post hoc ergo propter hoc).