No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day, read Marquel, TPVs NYTimes What’s on Draught Section correspondent.
There is no science behind a formal, one-size-fits-all requirement of daily water consumption. The author of The Times article believed we need no water at all.
“Without scientific evidence, it is foolish to teach anecdotal conclusions,” he asserted.
“Not really,” said the author. “We don’t know why they died. It could be the sun. Or sand fleas. Or wind. Or even loneliness. Without controlled studies we know nothing.” He said.
“There’d be a lot of people dead without them,” he said.
“I think maybe more people will die drinking all that water than if they didn’t,” he insisted.
“No and it might be unnecessary. Leave people out in the sun and they’ll make their own food from the solar energy.” He said.
“We have nothing to show we can’t. Dye your hair green if you start getting hunger pains. You don’t need food at all.” He said.
“More than likely. Plants need chlorophyll because they’re plants. But we don’t. A little green and we’ll be manufacturing sugars and starches, and solve the global warming crisis as well.” He assured me.
“But if we suddenly stay in the sun and generate our own food with solar energy, we’ll also convert CO2 into O2. Clean up the planet real quick.” He said.
“Not too much. It’s just a question of resisting conventional thinking. For instance, sex is not necessary for conception.,” he said.
“We could be. There are no controlled studies. Take me for instance. When I was born and conceived, my mother was living only with her father. Obviously he didn’t cause the pregnancy.” he said.
“So the species could easily survive without these various rites that just lead to resentment and jealously.” He said.
“Well don’t get your hopes up, you might not waste so much water, but you’ll still end up dead in the end.” He said.
“Everybody dies.” He insisted.
He smiled at me, his new friend. “Not in a formal sense,” he commented.