There is a fourth possibility, that the term 'support of all the laws of 
nature' has an essential meaning that is different from what assumes: a meaning 
such as 'you gain control over those laws'. You can experience that the laws of 
nature support your little body and the world and the universe, but you do not 
gain any personal control over them than you had before getting involved in 
spiritual practice.

 It does appear to be a fact the world is in no better shape than before M, 
before Christ, before Buddha, especially before Mohamed. Adding to that there 
are many other groups doing group spiritual practices, and that doesn't seem to 
change things either. TM movement science generally seems to be biased in 
certain ways, which weakens its appeal to the broad scientific consensus, and 
most of the studies are too small. They largely seem to me to be designed to be 
used as marketing material; they are never done with the idea that the null 
hypothesis is the correct one. It is obvious that TM does something, what is 
not clear is exactly what that something is in the broad range it is said to 
influence. It seems well established that it creates changes in brain wave 
patterns; beyond that it is much less clear. An honest scientist would try to 
find out where it does not work as well as where it does, but you never see 
movement figures, scientist or otherwise really talk about areas where TM etc., 
shows no effect.

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