70 years without food and water

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jeeprs
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:16 am
@jeeprs,
I read the quote from Hume again. The meaning is very clear from the opening paragraph:
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It forms a strong presumption against all supernatural and miraculous relations, that they are observed chiefly to abound among ignorant and barbarous nations; or if a civilized people has ever given admission to any of them, that people will be found to have received them from ignorant and barbarous ancestors, who transmitted them with that inviolable sanction and authority, which always attend received opinions.


How can that be misinterpreted? It is quite unambiguous. But what constitutes a miracle? Augustine, who wrote a long time before Hume, said that 'miracles are not contrary to nature. They are contrary to what we know about nature'.
 
prothero
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 11:56 am
@jeeprs,
jeeprs;164503 wrote:
I. But what constitutes a miracle? Augustine, who wrote a long time before Hume, said that 'miracles are not contrary to nature. They are contrary to what we know about nature'.
I would not go basing my faith or my philosophy on "miracles" of this nature. For that matter science (although it should be taken into account) is not a good basis for faith or philosophy either. Faith and philosophy both should be tested against the realm of experience which includes values, ethics and aesthetics as well as science.
 
xelzaar
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 08:12 am
@jeeprs,
I might be possible for the body to absorb nutrition using the largest organ in the body - the skin.

The skin could easily absorb air moisture.

The skin might be able to absorb other floating molecules and synthesize nutrition.

It's not impossible.

We just don't know how to do it yet.
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 09:17 am
@xelzaar,
xelzaar;164927 wrote:
I might be possible for the body to absorb nutrition using the largest organ in the body - the skin.

The skin could easily absorb air moisture.

The skin might be able to absorb other floating molecules and synthesize nutrition.

It's not impossible.

We just don't know how to do it yet.
I'm not much into that branch of science, but I know frogs contrary humans can absorb water from their skin, and only other known method for humans to get water other than mouth, is anal induction.
 
prothero
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 02:19 pm
@HexHammer,
Perhaps you would like to learn how to survive on only air, or only air and sunlight. Plants do it why not humans?
We could through genetic engineering place chlorophyll in your skin, or provide you with the enzymes to break down cellulose (grass, leaves, bark)? Anyone?
None of these claims survive controlled study or long term observation. If your religion or your spiritual beliefs require these types of miracles to be held, then your religion is in trouble in the age of reason and science.
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