[extropy-chat] Animal fasting in the wild

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 30 21:36:45 UTC 2004

--- "Terry W. Colvin" <fortean1 at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Forwarding permission was given by William R. Corliss.
> Science Frontiers, No. 152, May-Jun, 2004, p. 2
> < http://www.science-frontiers.com >
> Animal fasting in the wild
> there is the surprising claim that animals in the
> wild also fast naturally even when food is available---"they choose
> not to eat one day out of seven."
> This claim is made in the book referenced below without any
> scientific substantiation.
> (Sandow, Stuart A., et al; *Durations*, New York, 1977, p. 108.
> Cr. P. Gunkel.)
> Comment.  Obviously, we would like more information backing this
> claim.

Animals who fast generally do so the day after they've made a big kill
and gorged all day, not because they are trying to increase their karma
for their next life...

Mike Lorrey
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
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