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A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead.
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Bear in mind that I am also an actor.
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Curley - and others - are going to discover that this old chap has a lot of fight in him, and that I've never yet backed down from a fight.
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Feeling better is not actually being better.
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Her mother died of it some years ago and every time she gets a sore throat of any kind, or a frog in her voice or whatever, she swears she has throat cancer. She comes to me and I examine her, and say, "No, no trace of any abnormality there" but she still wants to believe she has throat cancer.'
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Heroin also makes people feel better, but I wouldn't recommend using heroin.
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However, I believe that it would be difficult to have legitimate scientists agree to participate.
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I am far too busy with handling a real world, and I owe my life to orthodox medicine.
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I can't say that faith healing has never worked or that it doesn't ever work. All I can say is my experience is 100% failure.
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I do not expect that homeopathy will ever be established as a legitimate form of treatment, but I do expect that it will continue to be popular.
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I don't expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.
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I have been through similar situations where believers will insist on believing despite the evidence no matter how strong that is.
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I investigated for my book 'The Faith Healers' 104 cases of people who said they had been healed by faith healers or about whom it was said they were healed. And I found out those 104 people belonged to three classes: first class is people who never had the disease that they thought they did.
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I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, 'I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years.
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I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments, but I remain willing to observe and consider any and all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions.
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I would certainly encourage more experiments to be done so long as there were done with the same rigour as the Horizon tests.
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I would put my million dollars up as well.
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If the audience likes you, they want you to win. It's not a case of: "We'll see whether he can do this. No. We'll see him do this. We want him to be successful. He's up against the odds." They're pulling for the underdog.
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It's unfortunate but true, that high-profile persons are subject to these attacks by people who want to silence them.
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One gentleman, he said he'd been healed of diabetes. W.P. Grant, who had apparently treated this man by again hitting him on the forehead with his palm.
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The New Age? It's just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
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The only difference is that religion is much better organised and has been around much longer, but it's the same story with different characters and different costumes.
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The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefitted from the treatment.
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The second class of people that I examined in those 104 people, were people who still had the diseases of which they said they'd been healed.
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There's something about the Houdini act that is not always made clear - about the escape act in general.
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They wanted it to happen. And in every major challenge that came along, they attended that theater not to see him fail, or even possibly fail.
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They would have been very let down if they had to leave the theater and he had missed. He would feel badly. Everyone would feel badly. But he never let them down.
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This is an impossible question to answer. I have had people claim that they actually make the sun rise every morning.
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Thus was just a case of regurgitating the information, but it was being given to them by his wife who was backstage at a transmitter, and he had a little hearing aid device that enabled him to hear this.
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