The UK’s Daily Mail provides new information on Prahlad Jani’s experiment in breatharianism that the rest of the credulous world media has neglected to report. At the end of 15 days, experimenters in India claimed that Prahlad Jani had nothing to eat and nothing to drink, yet not only surviving but displaying the vigor of a man half his elderly age. In an interview with Sanal Edamaruku of the Indian Rationalist Association, Edamaruku reveals regarding the experiment and the experimenter:
I asked to be allowed to send an independent team to survey the room where this test is taking place, but I was repeatedly turned down. It is ridiculous to ask people to believe that any man can go 15 days, let alone 70 years, without food or water.
Dr Shah has been in charge of three similar investigations over the past ten years, and he has never allowed independent verification. In 2000, he was asking for funds to investigate a man he claimed got his energy from the sun, just like plants do. In 2003, he even approached NASA for funds to investigate Mr Jani, claiming astronauts might benefit from the research. This particular hospital, led by this particular doctor, keeps on making these claims without ever producing evidence or publishing research.
The production of evidence or the publishing of research in a peer-reviewed journal would shut Mr. Edamaruku’s objections right down. Do you think we’ll ever see these?