Why? In what sense is this an experiment? What she demonstrated is that if you stop eating you lose weight. Surprise. I will say this, she has mastered the art of capturing public attention (including mine). She has been covered by local television, newspapers and radio. I think this is an experiment in human gullibility. We humans, love human drama. We love train wrecks. Human spectacle. I remember channel-surfing some years ago and stumbling on the intro to the Jerry Springer show. It was something like "Presenting the worst show on television! NOW celebrating it's 13TH YEAR!"
So, really, why? There is a clue in this Seattle Times article, "Eventually, says Shine, "She’ll be hitting the road." Ah, now I get it. I don't have to fill in the gaps here for discerning Do Ya Think? blog readers. She's needs to make a living too. After all, we all gotta eat.