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Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 29, 2010

I had previously decided to devote myself to the Vaccine Central, FULL TIME, but then a story like this comes along. Every time I try to leave, some idiot comes along to pull me back in!

Indian doctors are studying a remarkable 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water.

Ok, answer me this: if he has spent the last 70 years without food and water, how come he’s so full of shit?

Military medics hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies.

They need to be fired for extreme gullibility syndrome.

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said Dr G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research.

“This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race.”

Isn’t that great; the doctor directing the research already has made up his mind that this phenomenon, which goes against EVERYTHING, that medical science teaches, is happening. He’s already in the “how does it happen” phase! Pure science, I tell you!

“The exercise of taking this yogi under the medical scanner is to understand what energy supports his existence,” Dr Ilavazahagan added.

“Jani says he meditates to get energy. Our soldiers will not be able to meditate, but we would still like to find out more about the man and his body.”

I don’t know how much money these “researchers” are spending in this so-called “experiment” but I have a better suggestion. For a few thousand dollars, put him on a plane to Florida where he can take the Million Dollar Challenge, win the $1M and use that money to study him and others like him. How’s that sound?

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said Dr G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research.

“This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race.”