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GaryGaulin



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(Permalink) Posted: July 06 2018,07:54   

In a Reddit Ask-Science Discussion I found this (checks out to be accurate) neuroscience related information on "faith healing" that might make a good party trick, or psychology science paper:

   
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Not like, with a car or anything; I'd noticed that every person he touched dropped to the ground in a very dramatic fashion. He explained the key was pushing a person off-balance. He described his method of placing a hand on the individual's lower back while using the other hand to push their head ever so slightly. Eventually they'd fall, but they wouldn't necessarily connect their losing a fight with gravity to you tripping them in slow motion.


The rationalization:

   
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"It's OK if we have to fake it a little bit," my mentor told me once, "because people need to see the power of God, and it's OK if we have to fudge things to make that happen."


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The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.

   
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