You Can’t Live on Rainbows Either

I’m kind of torn on this one. On the one hand, there’s a sense in which it’s just natural selection at work. But it’s also a great example of why irrationality and false beliefs about the nature of reality actually do matter.

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.

That woman is a moron.

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