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The Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and fraud

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One article on PainSci cites Flamm 2004: Alternative Medicine’s Choice

PainSci notes on Flamm 2004:

A Columbia University paper published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal claimed clear evidence of the efficacy of remote prayer, and was reported with great enthusiasm by the American media in the aftermath of post-9/11, and continues to be widely cited routinely in support of similar claims. Yet the first-named author “doesn’t respond to inquires,” the “lead author said he didn’t learn of the study until months after it was completed,” and then the third author, “indicted by a federal grand jury, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud” — not with regards to the study, but several other charges of fraud.

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