Wasnít aware I was the lead researcher on the Templeton or Mayo Clinic study. Also wasnít aware that either study professed to be attributing any of this to divine power even if the experiment had succeeded. An observable event was that a patient improved and someone decided to test one of the explanations given. Honestly this is at the core of scientific research and so I am at a loss for my constant need to repeat myself.
As for the homosexual hating hurricanes, if human activity could be attributed to alternating weather patterns then this is worth studying as well. In fact people have studied such things in the past. People also studied the ability of human beings to read minds, kill with a thought and contact the dead.
The Large Hadron Collider was built to study several different things, not simply test one hypothesis.
I... never said human activity caused hurricanes. I compared what you said to hurricanes. "Someone prayed, and got better. That's enough evidence to base a hypothesis that there's an all knowing Creator out there who cures people who pray" is the same as saying "Well, God hates homosexuals, and some of the people killed by that hurricane was homosexual. Obviously, this is proof that God uses natural forces to punish homosexuals. We should investigate this!"
People have studied reading minds and such. Look what happened; completely proven wrong. Heck, the only reason psychic potential was tested was a huge push during... WW2, was it? When Allied forces were trying to get the upper hand in any way possible, including exploring the supernatural.
Edit: Except what we have here is that people who pray randomly get cured, as do people who -don't- pray. Why would this lead you to the idea that prayer cures sickness? The same that hurricanes happen in hurricane prone areas doesn't imply that God is trying to punish people for their sins, no matter how many people claim 'this is worthy of exploration. It's totally rational that Thor could be behind this'.