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Posted: 20 October 2012 02:39 AM   [ Ignore ]
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You may be familiar with that Indian Yogi who is said to have survived 70 years without food or water.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGF7EY2Ucm8

As far as i know they haven’t found him to be a fraud, which makes me think that they did a very bad job at observing him for those two weeks.

What do you think about that?

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Posted: 20 October 2012 03:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I agree. They did a very bad job observing him.

Indian scientists cannot be trusted, and this man is either a fraud, or he is being set up as a fraud, unintentionally by his investigators.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 04:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Who knows? Maybe in India being without food and drink means something else than what it does in the West. (Just like to meditate, for example, means to do neuroscience.) It’s all so mysterious.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 05:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Joe Nickell debunked this in his book “Looking for a Miracle”. He exposes the method used. And yes, the mystics aren’t usually watched that closely because people want to believe it. Look for a miracle and you’ll find one.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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We have a similar thread here.

Yeah, I’d say they did a piss-poor job observing the guy.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Lock him in a cell with only one door, an impenetrable lock, a secure ventilation system, and one of us at the door holding the only key and he’ll be on his hands and knees begging for an end to the little experiment in 3 days. If biology doesn’t tell you this is total BS then physics surely will.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Lock him in a cell with only one door, an impenetrable lock, a secure ventilation system, and one of us at the door holding the only key and he’ll be on his hands and knees begging for an end to the little experiment in 3 days. If biology doesn’t tell you this is total BS then physics surely will.


No problem with this Mac, but why 3 days? I tried fasting and sucessfully completed four days without food, but not water. Not sure I could have made it 72 hours without the latter. I’ll never do it again if I can help it either.


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Posted: 20 October 2012 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Most people cant last more than 3 days without water before going into a coma. Of course that varies a bit depending on the person and the conditions but its a rough max for the average person and I didn’t want to kill the guy.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Indian scientists cannot be trusted

Thats not what I want to say, I would think the same if western scientist would come up with the same conclusion.

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Posted: 20 October 2012 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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You may be familiar with that Indian Yogi who is said to have survived 70 years without food or water.

The medical term for somebody who goes without food and water for 70 years: DEAD!

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Posted: 20 October 2012 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The medical term for somebody who goes without food and water for 70 years: DEAD!


And GONE! How can anyone in their right mind (that’s where we lefties think) actually believe that humans can exist on nothing more than air? Man, that’s faith in action!

 

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Posted: 20 October 2012 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 20 October 2012 06:42 PM

You may be familiar with that Indian Yogi who is said to have survived 70 years without food or water.

The medical term for somebody who goes without food and water for 70 years: DEAD!

Or Con Artist. That is a nifty scam to pull over on your adoring fans!  blank stare

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Posted: 20 October 2012 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Alexander80 - 20 October 2012 03:40 PM

Indian scientists cannot be trusted

Thats not what I want to say, I would think the same if western scientist would come up with the same conclusion.

Ach!  Good point, that comes off bad.

I should have said the Indian scientists in the clip are not using the scientific method.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Or Con Artist

There’s a lot of that going on coming from that country, but they’re not really doing anything that radically different from any other shamen/cleric from any other religion.

I didn’t even bother looking any further into this claim as this is one of those propositions which is so silly there’s no valid reason to do so.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 21 October 2012 09:09 PM

Or Con Artist

There’s a lot of that going on coming from that country, but they’re not really doing anything that radically different from any other shamen/cleric from any other religion.

I didn’t even bother looking any further into this claim as this is one of those propositions which is so silly there’s no valid reason to do so.

Yep!  So true.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 09:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Who knows maybe he has a Duracell in his Back grin

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