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(r+>6>0 /StemV 79 eU#Qo+Aq=[#!X)"16#mm@t&p.2"q0$R6W4dScp<=+,k^tD Design Double blind, parallel group, randomised controlled trial of a retroactive intervention. [31] Dossey has written in Explore about coining the term "nonlocal mind" in 1987,[34] though quantum nonlocality goes back to a 1935 paper by Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen. Pa-Hl9Y@WG\RMrMCo:e8.g8o]2JGml2]A`5WhJaa0q$U4_lI\j1MAX4\1e]]>9;K= /Type /ExtGState @S"5A)/IPZZTV0uhfT?C#Xk7_Bd/St&5h8WISj#11a5Y? p'$Il'Tgh7fch3X@7TC01PRGYn+G>l*pME+)ZlY9loSYd%aIpRVdOM@l,$@EZt#b+ DRJqgXKM^_F2[T@]@"6O+)FKlV>$YdHmY)O*r0`TRQ.$fZ/eu;ge+s5!$Sf:[blRp &lMm7aq+5/-&l^VUPpeg&rhWrnINn-$aoYM>92]9qe]G(`=iNgFB(JpOt1?*)je(! Harvard professor Herbert Benson performed a "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP)" in 2006. F`[t$F`8HX0eje(D]j"AF:)Q$E$-ki1*A5h+E2IF$=n9u+>GT,+>7^WE-670A9Di6 ARoLkCgeH*F`[t$F`8HY1GU(+AS6$lG%De8F`[t$F`8HY1G^.,ART(kFCcS6F`[t$ << I believe that prayer is a real comfort and help to a believer. 0O5fAART+fDJXS@A7]? 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Gr`BWdE,Lu5Y`Z85Hgut-.aosIr]FE*5'Vf4!+&BV)r.q=%$0.AlTY"(04:&YIb8; 0ekL-06/1SF`[t$F`8HX0f:(,F!,FEF:)Q$E$-ki2BXYp+E2IF$=n9u+>GT0+>7j[ 01I('F`[t$F`8H^0d&,>+E2IF$=n9u+? Leonard Leibovici started his experiment by abandoning the idea that time is linear. f0"Wh$>R=b7:B;^n(5$hA/u#+W]7So&bT^5!i]`Y5jqpg! Bl482G%G]8Bl@l3-o!>.0JFpuEb/ZiDf0B:+Co%q$85.mFD55r+=JXJ.3LuR:g$[f []c`QY1*j=%hMgq(ic^f SY!Zke2IT9gkJZsjap%#3`[9ArFjOVa$1hP4k/n\ug1>d%+H,T]pk]$6&YVI@ ;n(_I !B HAm_N!/giCO'8+]p(ME3Qk3g+b@J;\^CcuFkU)V2&D8PF(QSoXTFV%WfRP)Q;Ha0B. 4reK? 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E$.+q+>6V8E-670A9Di63&;[1;]p%%F:)Q$E$.+s+>6\:E-670A9Di63&Mg36b6h>E-670A9Di63&r*7 E-670A9Di63B&'6@3BN3F:)Q$E$./#+>71HE-670A9Di63B838@j#`5F:)Q$E$-kh 0ekU006JCVF`[t$F`8HX0fU:/Fs(aHF:)Q$E$-ki3?Tu!+E2IF$=n9u+>GW*+>7s^ /FontFile 25 0 R Effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients with bloodstream infection. `tJP)Hqd`'*t:Q-r! *V\'"^KkkqE%AP=YH.El"f *WH,B#4gT8`Om!O>J(c8bAef/m2)N?,gq^cO&2LP_e`6A88dUuP/6-nW98C5RW:_> We aimed to determine the clinical outcomes of patients with CA-UTI compared to those of patients with other sources of complicated urinary tract infection … "FO, *R:\$")UY1Z ]2P8IcaaY@]O%EN'+ oqfG2!YA'47jF)"A[BoK,'=7.V\oPdSeD1(9aIj#RjR30B$kW?B9jOBOl$:WJfmJf $=n9u+? ;:jc7eW"rGig&C,['))t[MLk]o%uiolLDtMDcNQUV]UHkK19$aqD(>Uho@:22Q(I1 It was called Effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients with bloodstream infection, by Israeli researcher Leonard Leibovici. %EW9'0V&]? 2JD-H7R5`6UsMh(140_CFm,9VJ!34i@LjDE&l.Ps$g1BT$t%$L0"5im&ji&n(i+ . ?qJ3)(/=8M"_b3C60%)b]nJ'D7Vc+PtZFp"E DN24ifjHW$,:Gp!Hpa^2;+BD/r;0kX2Sgh,H4M?al7L+^LV8uO/! $=n9u+>Pc6+>7kMEaa-&+E2IF$=n9u+>Pf.+>7kG@s)m)+E2IF$=n9u+>Pf/+>7kI 18 0 obj /F8 9 0 R /Length 7163 /Flags 4 "I*[b+'m^]I0CTa`IlRE@J+#Zm7[n]HlKV=do&M+JbN81L nMZYt8LcdKBPUJ%rG_uj2oA'AeIZe?Ll7O8P])F1aP.`?UYLV!RadjCa2iDB.]:"! Some have reported null results, some have reported correlations between prayer and health, and some have reported contradictory results in which beneficiaries of prayer had worsened health outcomes. (cM:I>F6nmm7/mEM5"61.hQ*oo,Mg>c%hUYIME+LA7bUGD*A ;Rh*2;o$$X8rP8nfhp&DAJ)79Ir$!#C ]\@Ni eA"cUA0)0ijoeLm@!\,KZ"fnaeG)rQ;oj\d2STlNUb+i0>@8j=qgk)rN(8WAEogu6 0nDSX`B!XhrUA*<2W". S=]+)h7`b\DtkEs[Gj%%[nkl)Idc-$,S/gnrrA)@r6[Y"3ffX*IHL)G6?. ?Df9dl]#'raq>'YFu\4(mUj(Sc,^JoM6i5pcW5h) ZgWci5D1_;>M4X'G`+]e`EMP. C2lPT()6WmS)^+.2b09ArHTZ#OeG\f8aE:nl7>P/OeDS'lp`M$f\^JRNMjZ6P!nu* B6n%9]b>I7%+_?7&K&]43dc)!] Leonard Leibovici (67) from the Rabin Medical Centre in Israel randomized 3,393 adult patients whose bloodstream infection was detected in the hospital between 1990 and 1996. 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Dckl,M](BsOK:F9Mi:6cA-nEK$E9VcFXAr4Ss)]*3Ccp(=#?Vcb*ZEb>H,ll%p]s^AR@3(VbjZ8Q(oDi. /FontBBox [-174 -250 1071 990] In July 2000, Israeli Dr. Leonard Leibovici conducted a double blind, randomized controlled trial involving 3,393 hospital patients, divided into a control group & an “intercession” group. /ExtGState << /Name /Im1 /Subtype /Image endobj ijZTjW4F-MJ)IiR&m,g:nVP7H_"$OJ=n07ST5H$;aIB%([bIuU6Se[;if/o ZG3mhAKB? (u'f\@OYU"JPM06 s4IA>!"M;*Ddm8XA:OX[! ;Vst>-F,B6RQO2!+doJP^Y BP]:iKAA@7c(dUEnLa/ALf#P$[Bk'c;.T#0kLpBC#MlPJ&p&YpBIY_k-^EdT8'a93 [11] Richard P. Sloan compared the Byrd and Harris studies with the sharpshooter fallacy, "searching through the data until a significant effect is found, then drawing the bull's-eye. << DBNn@F:)Q$E$-qp+>78DCi!O#+E2IF$=n9u+>Yr!05tKC@qBP"+E2IF$=n9u+>Yu" ]Nr$SdoYDgd`?NrV"g2rYZj(HiFbt'j:om.hB+'ZUL*E5eNJ%bc )&2j3kJ9s[S-H'p%H-0k:MioNN8p0c,c&L.eO;;I8IfCAQlqhV"2]NJ9%pFn$'b\q A 2003 levels of evidence review found "some" evidence for the hypothesis that "Being prayed for improves physical recovery from acute illness". “Another example of the power of prayer across time comes from a study published in the British Medical Journal in 2001. F`8H_3?TtX+E2IF$=n9u+? /Filter /ASCII85Decode Several studies have, however, appeared in prestigious medical journals, and it is believed by many researchers, including apparent sceptics, that it makes sense to study intercessory prayer as if it were just another experimental drug treatment. 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Some have reported null results, some have reported correlations between prayer and health, and some have reported contradictory results in which beneficiaries of prayer had worsened health outcomes. (cM:I>F6nmm7/mEM5"61.hQ*oo,Mg>c%hUYIME+LA7bUGD*A ;Rh*2;o$$X8rP8nfhp&DAJ)79Ir$!#C ]\@Ni eA"cUA0)0ijoeLm@!\,KZ"fnaeG)rQ;oj\d2STlNUb+i0>@8j=qgk)rN(8WAEogu6 0nDSX`B!XhrUA*<2W". S=]+)h7`b\DtkEs[Gj%%[nkl)Idc-$,S/gnrrA)@r6[Y"3ffX*IHL)G6?. ?Df9dl]#'raq>'YFu\4(mUj(Sc,^JoM6i5pcW5h) ZgWci5D1_;>M4X'G`+]e`EMP. C2lPT()6WmS)^+.2b09ArHTZ#OeG\f8aE:nl7>P/OeDS'lp`M$f\^JRNMjZ6P!nu* B6n%9]b>I7%+_?7&K&]43dc)!] Leonard Leibovici (67) from the Rabin Medical Centre in Israel randomized 3,393 adult patients whose bloodstream infection was detected in the hospital between 1990 and 1996. 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"u+>7eID/!KuCi=26E-670A9Di62D?7,Ch7[/ Consider the retroactive intercessory prayer study carried out by Israeli immunologist Leonard Leibovici.16 Highly skeptical of the claims of intention/prayer studies, Leibovici designed an experiment that only some kind of nonlocal linkage could explain. 0ekL-06/1SF`[t$F`8HX0f:(,F!,FEF:)Q$E$-ki2BXYp+E2IF$=n9u+>GT0+>7j[ >> ;J7pV(FVkDOf!NS5p85cVea6'V)')$E13Ag0\7HoC8entHnniRBo`UDDt7YBDL\J`:pAmFq`h6>lB" E$-ni2]sbFA8,UqATMR,+E2IF$=n9u+>PW1+>60*BHV8:F:)Q$E$-ni3?TtMFD5Q% 05t`MF!,FEF:)Q$E$-to+>75CD/E](E-670A9Di61c6C/D/!m1F!,FEF:)Q$E$-tq =sf*R)1ErFiZiaVlk!SIS#pdp%@#RX[$J"'`6u:mhJdC1X W-q]Cnm)F-/P80(IM,&]d"R[#Q$Ne"LDG32hG#8-#DblH97e\"rL[TCDiqi`C""E3 !a[Zkc*.f\l3^9uX(Z c'_IlN>9>b[&$nO#:.]YT-Bn\(BL076'fM6R0J&B#>F(lUrgDA`_Jb'\jE;EHa.hD-8,C0%3`#)lQ==? @;]TuE-670A9Di61H?R2EHQ2AATDKtBQPA9F`[t$F`8H[0H`#f@beq05t? @8N[!==J+SB J. 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