PZ Myers, despite being at a large Midwestern state school, has decided to pick on my current academic home, the University of Michigan. Why, you ask? Well, yes, a few students are doing something rather silly.
Engineering senior Israel Vicars didn’t think it was a coincidence when he walked by a drunken girl who had fallen over in a parking lot and desperately needed help. Vicars attributes his ability to safely return the girl to her residence hall to the power of united prayer. Fostering that united prayer is what the campus program 40 Days of Prayer is all about.
Apparently a lot of accumulated coincidences (and a healthy dose of confirmation bias!) adds up to the positive power of prayer. I wonder how much more positive change might occur if they were volunteering at the Delonis Center in downtown Ann Arbor for 40 days instead.
But anyway, if you want to say a few prayers for PZ, a University of Minnesota-Morris Christian organization has an online prayer submission form at the ready.