Talk:818: Illness

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I would define prayer as the active concentration on someone/something with an intended outcome. I would define remote prayer as praying for/to someone/something that you have no direct or personal contact with with a very specific intended outcome. When I found out that Randall's fiancee had cancer, I though about him and her hoping that it would work out positively. I assume (Yeah, yeah, I know) that others did as well. Randall's now-wife got better. Did we just prove that remote prayer works when done by geeks?!? Could we make a web site for concentrating geek positive thoughts to make people better? Could we make Stephen Hawking walk?!?--173.245.54.11 17:02, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

This comic isn't about "Stephen Hawking", but it's all about Randall's experience on cancer happening to his wife. Please keep his minds as the main message here. --Dgbrt (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
No we did not, as "I did this and then that happened" doesn't mean "doing this makes that happen"- that's correlation-does-not-imply-causation, anecdotal evidence, AND confirmation bias, all in one, fallacious burrito. Hppavilion1 (talk) 04:09, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I wonder if there's a link to the 2700 games.. 108.162.229.192 09:30, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Is the referenced blag post still available? 108.162.210.196 21:24, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/11/05/submarines/ --141.101.69.93 23:47, 4 February 2017 (UTC)