Waaaay offtopic

James Knott 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.
> djp

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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