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Monday, May 10, 2010

Skeptical Cat is... Confused

I finished reading Spook, Mary Roach's investigation of the afterlife from a scientific perspective. I also watched James Randi at the TED conference. There are so many folks willing to separate a fool from his money, either as a medium, a psychic, or whathaveyou. It's shameful.

But then there's the news story that didn't turn out the way I expected. Prahlad Jani claims to have consumed no food nor water for 70 years. Two weeks careful observation showed him consuming no food nor water and not suffering any ill-effects. Go figure. Score one for the mystics. It's amazing how much our bodies will let us do if we believe that we can. In this case, utterly amazing.

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