james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Sun Dec 21 19:35:05 UTC 2003
David J Patrick wrote:
> OR the our biology responds to extremely subtle agents beyond our
> current "scientific" understanding.
Given that they're only consuming water, what would those subtle agents
be? Can they be shown to work in clinical trials? If not, they're bogus.
One of the items that Carl Sagan brought up, was the trips to Lourdes,
where miracles supposedly occur. He tallied up the "miracles" that had
been acknowlegded by the church and found that the cure rate was less
than the natural remission rates. This implies that the "cured" people
might just have well stayed home. He further pointed out that the
miracle rate was far less than the chance of being killed in a plane
crash, while travelling to or from Lourdes. Your "subtle agents" a work???
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