It has every basis in reality. That prayer doesn't work can,and has been tested under a scientifically controlled environment. There is NO evidence in reality, that prayers work. That prayer is a calming process is very true, but so is mediation. Since no evidence exists that support the answering of prayers, we know that when prayer are said to be answered, it's the result of a PERSONAL INTERPRETATION OF AN ACT OR EVENT WHO'S CIRCUMSTANCES SEEM TO WORK IN YOUR FAVOR!!!<quoted text>
Prayer does work. It's fine that you think it doesnt work, but understand that your belief has no basis in reality.
And yes, science is the ONLY methodology we have to determine if something is true or not.