I think it's great that people are trying to push the envelope and explore. I'm not just giving everyone the finger. I hope everyone continues to enjoy themselves if I just drop the conversation.
A person who outright states they believe a person can use psychic powers to convert ambient energy into food loses all credibility with me. It's not just that one issue. It sheds doubt on everything he says--as if it were believable in the first place. It's irresponsible to behave as though it's credible until proven otherwise--to accept written descriptions of "evidence" as actual evidence, when it's not, all the while being critical of those who dismiss these ridiculous claims, and pretending that it's their flawed thinking at issue, and if they would just open their minds, the world would be a better place, and the burden of proof is entirely on those who DOUBT--because we'll just go ahead and call the doubt "belief" so it works towards our overall agenda.
It wasn't the only part of the book I read, either. The rest of the book was similar. The burden of proof is on the one making the claim--and there is a trend toward pushing the opposite here. I reject the responsibility for proving to an audience of believers that a person can't go 70 years without food and water. It's not my responsibility. It's HIS--and always will be, and that's if I even cared to listen to the explanation, which I wouldn't. It's a complete waste of time.
There is some underhanded and reverse psychology going on here--but have at it. It's not for me to tell anyone what to do or think or not. Please continue enjoying yourselves.
Magister Nemo, you know how much I respect you. You are a wise man indeed--but exhibiting this book is not the proof.
Again, I have a lot of respect for MOST of the discussions on this site--but this is not one of them. Please continue to enjoy yourselves without me.
LIBERTVS A VOLGI TYRANNIDE