Monday, 14 October 2013

Science versus Miracles: Cutting the Body with a Knife.

B Premanand


This 'miracle' is performed both by Muslims and Hindu oracles. They cut their body with a knife. Blood flows from the gashes. Later, the body is wiped with a towel and water and the cuts are healed.

Experiment: 128

Effect: Cutting the body with a knife.

Props: Ferric Chloride, Sodium Sulphocyanide, a knife.

Method: Apply the solution of Ferric Chloride on the body or hand where you are cutting. Dip the knife in the solution of Sodium Sulphocyanide and act as if you are cutting with the knife. Crimson streaks will appear where the knife has touched. After the act, wipe the part clean with a wet towel.

Experiment: 129

Effect: Another way of cutting the body with a knife

Props:  Ferric Ammonium Sulfate, Sodium Salicylate and a knife.

Method: Apply ferric Ammonium Sulfate solution on the body or hand. Dip the knife in the solution of Sodium Salicylate and act as if you are cutting. Red marks will be found on the body and hand where you are cutting. Later clean the part with a wet cloth, all the marks are gone


Can I see any videos, photos, etc. of the miracle in question being done?

It sounds like your tricks would leave a red streak but wouldn't account for any opening up of the flesh that goes deep, what if they cut so deep you can it leaves a clear impression in the flesh and exposes more than just blood?

I want to see these Muslim and Hindu oracles actually doing it.

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