Can we use science to ascertain whether prayer works? Data from a series of prayer experiments is part of the evidence that US atheist scientist Victor Stenger uses to build the case against God in his best-selling book “God: The failed hypothesis”.

David Bartholomew is a Christian and Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics. He has written a paper contesting Stenger’s use of data to disprove God as invalid.

They debate the issues on whether we can detect or disprove God using scientific methods.


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