Body Recycling

“Studies at the Oak Ridge Atomic Research Center have revealed that about 98 percent of all the atoms in a human body are replaced every year. You get a new suit of skin every month and a new liver every six weeks. The lining of your stomach lasts only five days before it’s replaced. Even your bones are not the solid, stable, concrete-like things you might have thought them to be; they are undergoing constant change. The bones you have today are different from the bones you had a year ago. Experts in this area of research have concluded that there is a complete, 100 percent turnover of atoms in the body at least every five years. In other words, not one single atom present in your body today was there five years ago. [1]

  1. Butler, Chris. “Scientific Evidence That You Are Not the Body.” Science of Identity Foundation, 2014. http://www.scienceofidentityfoundation.net/yoga-philosophy/yoga-view-of-the-self/scientific-evidence-that-you-are-not-the-body. []

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