Sunday, August 20, 2006

More on Dreamhealer

LiveScience discusses the silly ABC report on Adam Dreamhealer:

This case illustrates a common logical error in thinking, one that has Latin name: post hoc ergo propter hoc ("after this, therefore because of this").

Debbie assumed that because Trevor regained consciousness after Dreamhealer said he "healed" him, Dreamhealer caused Trevor to come out of his coma. But it is likely that Trevor would have emerged from the coma with or without Dreamhealer's efforts; people emerge from comas all the time without any psychic or "special healing" efforts. To find out if Dreamhealer's powers helped, we would need a control group: two sets of patients in the same condition, only one whom received Dreamhealer's "healings." This of course would be difficult and expensive to do, but it is the only way to verify powers such as those claimed by psychic healers.


Blogger truthseekerjohn said...

Yes I guess the same could be said for all those who no longer had pancreatic cancer, arthritis, asthma and many other illnesses that Adam has helped with. Your logic is ptretty simple and a bunch of typical debunker nonesense.

9:32 AM  
Blogger truthseekerjohn said...

Don't just take one case and make an absurd comment on it. Look at all the cases and testimonials on Adam's website, go to his workshops and witness all those who are helped. Don't keep your head buried in the sand making absurd statements with the other end. Your statements which come out of no where are typical of the debunker club members.

9:39 AM  

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