Pseudoscience Dictionary: Faith Healing

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Pseudoscience: Consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method (unproven, not testable, or opposed to the consensus of traditional science).

Faith Healing

Definition: Faith Healing is the practice of prayer and gestures such as laying on of hands that are believed by some to elicit divine intervention in spiritual and physical healing, especially the Christian practice. Believers assert that the healing of disease and disability can be brought about by religious faith through prayer or other rituals that, according to adherents, can stimulate a divine presence and power.

Reasoning: There is zero evidence to support successful faith healing. However, there is evidence that people have died as a result of not getting proper medical attention.

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Conclusion: Faith Healing does not work, though it may produce a placebo effect in some individuals. Most importantly, faith healing is dangerous when relied upon to cure life-threatening ailments such as cancer or other high mortality diseases.

Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check

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